Alerts left arrow right arrow   

Beware of "PayPal You Sent a Payment" Phishing Scams

Comments  +
Beware of "PayPal You Sent a Payment" Phishing Scams

PayPal users, be aware of fake PayPal email messages claiming that they have sent money. The fake or phishing email messages are being sent by cybercriminals to trick PayPal users into clicking on a link within them that goes to a fake or phishing PayPal web page. The fake webpage will then attempt to steal PayPal credentials and credit card information. So, it is important that PayPal users remember never to click on a link to sign into their PayPal accounts. They should instead, always go directly to

A Sample of the Fake or Phishing PayPal Email Message

From: mailto:Account-mesures@ supportLoginIDS.

Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 1:39 PM

Subject: PAYPAL : You sent a payment in the amount of 75.20EUR ? OVH S.A.R.L‏


Tran saction Number : 8441N2481P54741z


You sent a payment in the amount of 75.20EUR ? OVH S.A.R.L (reservation2016@

It Is possible That the transaction appears after a few minutes on your account.

Having problèmes with This transaction ?

You have a période of 24 hours from the date of the transaction to cancel the payment.

*Enter all your personal information to your account!!

Click here to cancel the payment immediately.

Note: the cybercriminals may change the payment number, so look out for similar emails with different numbers.

The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal web page on a compromised website that was designed by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information.

If the requested information is submitted by the potential victims, it will be sent to the cybercriminals, who will use it to steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently.

If you are tricked into submitting your PayPal credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your PayPal password and contact them for help immediately. Also, contact your bank and let them know that you have submitted your credit card information on a phishing website.

Remember, never click on a link to sign into your PayPal account, always go directly to and login from there.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address:

Comments, Questions and Reviews

Comment(Total: 15)

Write a Comment, Review, or ask a Question or scroll down to view comments, reviews and questions made by others.

Would you recommend this article to a friend or family member?
Yes (0) No (0)   

Submit Comment Write Your Comment, Question or Review

Write your comment, question or review in the box below to share what you know or to get answers. Please revisit after an hour or more to view reponses or answers to you questions.
All comments, questions or reviews will be examined for derogatory or indecent statements, spam or malicous code, before they are posted on this website.

More for you:
Warning! JavaScript is turned off or disabled! Some features on this website will not work.