Beware of "We're Investigating a Payment" PayPal Phishing Scam
Jun 6, 2016
The email message below with the subject: "We're investigating a payment," which states that an unauthorized account activity claim was recently filed against a transaction, see email below for transaction information, is a phishing scam. The fake or fraudulent email message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on one of the links in it, which will take them to the fake and phishing website. The fake and phishing website, which looks exactly like the legitimate PayPal website, should not be visited and the instructions on it should never be followed, because any information submitted on it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to hijack their victims' PayPal accounts.
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Persons who have already fallen victim to the phishing scam should change their PayPal passwords immediately before they are hijacked, and check their accounts for discrepancies.
The PayPal Phishing Email Message
De : PayPal [mailto: email@example.com .tw]
Envoyé : samedi 4 juin 2016 18:59
Objet : [***] We're investigating a payment
An unauthorized account activity claim was recently filed against the following transaction.
Transaction ID: 2LS19057UE780664F
Transaction date: june 03 2016
Transaction amount: 60,01 EUR
Invoice ID: 100031167
Your transaction ID: 2YM006313T164944A
Case number: PP-004-776-376-037
We need additional information from you within the next 7 days. Please log in to your PayPal account and go to the Resolution Center to see the details of this case. There, you can enter any information regarding this case that will help us fight the reversal on your behalf.
The link in the phishing PayPal email message goes to the following fake PayPal website:
http://redirect-paypal.com-userid-confirm- 23847ushnb928300- complete-account. apple-icloud- onclick.ga/
Note: cybercriminals will use other websites.
It is important for PayPal users to remember that they should never sign into their accounts by clicking on a link. They should always go directly to www.paypal.com and sign-in from there instead.
Remember to leave your comment and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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