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Beware of "Important - Unauthorized Suspicious Activity in Your PayPal Account" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Important - Unauthorized Suspicious Activity in Your PayPal Account" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which is riddled grammatical errors, claims that unauthorized activities or unusual charges have been to linked to the recipients' PayPal accounts, is a phishing scam. The fraudulent email message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link in it, which will take them to a phishing website that will steal their PayPal usernames and passwords, credit card and personal information. The 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 potential victims' PayPal accounts.

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

From: Paypal
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2016 2:55 AM

Subject: Important: unauthorized suspicious activity in your paypal account

PayPal

Dears Customer,

As part of our security accouns, we regularly check the activity of the screens PayPaI.

YOur system has detected unusual charges a credit card linked to your PayPaI account.

Reference Number : PP-703-105-118

This is the last reminders to log in your accoun PayPaI as soon as possible,once you will connect.

PayPaI will provide measures to restore access to your account.

How to restore your account?

1.Click remove Iimitations.

2.Information that you provide will be needed.

It is important for online users to remember that they should never sign into their accounts by clicking on a link. They should always go directly to their online accounts' websites and sign-in from there instead.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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