PayPal Phishing Scam - "Your Account Has Been Locked - Please Click on the Link below to Restore"
Jan 28, 2016
PayPal users who have received the following message: "PayPal - Your account has been locked Please click on the link below to restore your access," should delete it. The message is a phishing scam, sent by cyber-criminals to trick PayPal users into visiting a fake PayPal where their account credentials (usernames and passwords) will be stolen by the same cyber-criminals. The cyber-criminals will then use the stolen credentials to hijack their victims’ PayPal accounts and use the accounts fraudulently.
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The Phishing PayPal Message
PayPal - Your account has been locked Please click on the link below to restore your access:
The link in the fake message goes to the following fake PayPal website: upaypal.co .uk. Once on the website, potential victims will be asked to sign-in, but any attempt to sign-in, will send their PayPal accounts credentials to the cyber-criminals who created the fake website.
PayPal users, who were tricked by the phishing scam, should change their passwords immediately and check their accounts for discrepancies, and report those discrepancies (if there is any) to PayPal.
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