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Phishing Email Scam - "Paypal Confirm Your New Email Address"

2018-09-01T16:42:11  +
Phishing Email Scam - "Paypal Confirm Your New Email Address"

The "Paypal Confirm Your New Email Address" e-mail message below which appears as if it came from PayPal, asking recipients to confirm their new email address, is a phishing e-mail scam. The e-mail message was not sent by Paypal (paypal.com) and the link in it does not go to Paypal's website at www.paypal.com. Instead, the link goes to a malicious website set up by cyber-criminals to steal their victims' Paypal usernames and passwords.

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The Phishing PayPal E-mail Message

Confirm your new email address

Hello,

You added a new email address to your PayPal account, but you're not done yet. Take a minute to confirm this address so we know it belongs to you.

Once you confirm it, you can use this email address to receive payments from friends and family. Plus, you can make it your primary address for all your PayPal business.

Confirm My Email Address

Here's another way to confirm your email address:
Log in to your PayPal account.
Click Confirm email address in the Notifications section of your Account Overview.
Enter this confirmation number: 0786-9436-5244-6985-8669

If you didn't add this email, let us know right away. It's important because it helps us make sure no one is getting into your account without your knowledge.

Sincerely,-

The "Log in" link in the e-mail message goes to this malicious website: omg.enelbrasero.com, instead of paypal.com. Please do not click on any of the links in the e-mail message. Remember, never click on a link to sign into your PayPal account. Always go directly to www.paypal.com to sign into your account from there instead.

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  • Posted: Feb 25, 2018 at 8:43 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

    It worked perfectly for me. And it did go to the official PayPal site... that's how they confirm new email addresses.

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  • Posted: Oct 31, 2013 at 4:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Saint-orens-de-gameville, Midi-Pyrénées, France

    I received an email from you to a Mrs ECD Adby.

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  • Posted: Aug 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Rickmansworth, Hertford, United Kingdom

    Maybe a new version with dodgy email address

    From: Notification via PayPal

    Confirm your new email address&#8837

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  • Posted: May 26, 2013 at 2:41 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Paris, Île-de-France, France

    Hi I thought something was fishy!!!

    This is a scam email I got this morning - and thank heavens I googled and came to your page before clicking.



    Dear Costumer,

    You added a new email address to your Account, but you're not done yet. Take a minute to confirm this address so we know it belongs to you.

    Once you confirm it, you can use this email address to receive payments from friends and family. Plus, you can make it your primary address for all your Account business.


    Confirm My Email Address
    If you didn't add this email, let us know right away. It's important because it helps us make sure no one is getting into your account without your knowledge.

    Sincerely,

    delete


  • Posted: May 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM by info

    If you did not enter your user name and password on the page that you were taken to, you are ok. But, if you have entered your user name and password, please change your password immediately.

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  • Posted: May 20, 2013 at 3:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    What happens if you did click into the link? I accidentally did because I did happen to add a new email address to my paypal account... the link goes to a empty website: hxxp://72.52.166.4/%7Einsuranc/ID.PHP

    Is there anything I can do?

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