"Our Security System Detected Unusual Charges" - Phishing PayPal Email Message
Feb 4, 2015
Apr 10, 2014
The phishing PayPal email message below: "Review Account," which claims that PayPal security system has detected unusual charges to the credit card linked to recipients' PayPal accounts, and they need to enter their PayPal information on the attached form in order to regain access to their accounts, is another attempt by cybercriminals to steal PayPal users' account information, personal and credit card information.
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The Phishing PayPal Email Message
From: PayPal [mailto:mail @reports.com]
Subject: Review Account
Dear Valued Customer,
Our security system detected unusual charges to a credit-card linked to your PayPal account. Currently, your account has been limited due to the following reason:
Suspicious activities has triggered our security system which shows that an unauthorized user tried to access your PayPal account without your consent.to ensure greater security, we have limited access to your account. We have sent you an attachment containing the necessary steps in order to restore your account access. Simply download and view it in your web browser.
Please do understand that this is a security measure intended to protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored by our staff. For assistance, you may log in to your PayPal account and click Help in the top right corner of the home page.
Copyright © 1999-2014 PayPal. All rights reserved.
The phishing email has an attachment that contains a form that will open in your web browser. The form will ask you for your PayPal user name, password, personal and credit card information.
If you enter the information on the form, it will be sent to the scammers behind this phishing scam.
If you receive an email message like this, never click on the link or open the attachment in it.instead go directly to PayPal's website www.paypal.com in your web browser and sign into your account. If there are any account notification, PayPal will display it in your account.
PayPal will never ask you to confirm that you are the holder of an account by asking you to confirm your personal and credit card information.
Also, in email messages, PayPal will address you by your name and not by the following:
If you were tricked into sending these cybercriminals your PayPal user ID, password, personal and credit card information, please change your PayPal password and contact your bank immediately.
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