Paypal Account Personal Records Update Scam Email

Paypal Account Personal Records Update Scam Email

Paypal customers be careful, especially if you are receiving e-mails claiming to be from Paypal, asking to update or verify your information. Scammers are using the e-mail below to redirect their victims to a fake Paypal login page, so that they (scammers) can steal their victims' usernames and passwords.

How the scam works?

The victim is sent an e-mail message (see below), which looks and appears as if it was sent from Paypal, asking to update their information or their account will be suspended.

If the victim clicks on any of the links in the e-mail message, he/she will be redirected to a fake Paypal login page. This page looks exactly like the legit Paypal login page. If the victim enters his/her username and password, it will be sent to the scammers.

With the victim's login information, these scammers can login to their Paypal account and transfer money from your account or use it to carry out other malicious activities.

Here is the fake Paypal e-mail message:

Dear PayPal Customer,

It has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To login to your PayPal account and update your records click on the following link:

The PayPal Team


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Paypal Account Personal Records Update Scam Email

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  • January 31, 2016 at 10:45 AM by an anonymous user from: Lawrence, Kansas, United States

    Here is the text I received:

    - - -


    Update Your Account

    Hello Dear Customer,

    To get back into your ΡayΡal account, you'll need to relog in your account.

    It's easy:

    Click the link below to open a secure browser window.

    You have 2 days from the date of your ΡayΡal restrictions to fully restore your account access through the Resolution Center. If we don't receive the information before this deadline, your account access may be further limited.

    Update Your Account

    PayPal inc.

    © Copyright © 1999-2016 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 8:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Oxford, Massachusetts, United States

    I got an Email that was disguised as a paypal email from with the subject "Update the account status".

    The following was the text of the email:

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    "?u?l?unt n?d?ou? h?l?

    ?ll? D?u?t?m?!

    ?l? h?l? u? t?ng?u?l?ount?n o?der.

    Unt?l th?n, w? h? tem?l?e?tr?ted?ur?l?ount?e?s.

    Wh? th?lem?

    W? w?nt?u t?onf?m?om? of?ou?ount?nfo?m?t?on.

    Wh?t d? I d? now?

    L?g?n t?ou?l?ount?nd g? t?ou?

    ?nfl?t?lut?on?g?.?h?u?n?e wh?t?nf?m?t?on e?tl?

    w? n?d f?m?u to?u?m?t .?nd?u?n?t? gl?n?,

    th?t?u?n?t?ll u? th? fun?t?ns of?ou?l?ount .

    W? w?h?u? l?t of?ho?ng fun w?th?l?m?nts!

    L?n? d? n?t wo?o?nd?t? th? l?n?elow?nto the?dd?ess? of?our?rowser:"

    ?ght <©> 2014?l.?ll?ght?d.

    - -

    I thought this was real for a minute because I have been using paypal recently. But when I went on the site I noticed it wanted ALL my financial information, SSN everything. and I couldn't click on any of the paypal things I should be able to.

  • October 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM by info

    Change your PayPal password and report this to Paypal immediately. <a href="" target="_blank">Click here to contact them</a>

  • October 26, 2012 at 11:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States

    I am scared to death as I did fill out all the personal info ALL and hit send . the warning came from google that it was a phishing site and told me to go back. I did and then erased it all.

    For a moment before the warning there was a moment when the screen went blank.

    I don't know if I caught in time or if all my info was stolen.

    If warning came up does that mean it blocked it or is it all out there?


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