The fake PayPal email message below, which appears as if came from paypal.com, is a phishing scam, sent to lure you to a fake website looking exactly like the legitimate website www.paypal.com. If you enter your PayPal user name and password on this website, it will be stolen by the cyber-criminals behind this scam.
The Phishing PayPal Email
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:59 PM
Subject: Hello Dear customer
Update your account information
Hello Dear customer,
To get back into your PayPal account, you'll need to relog in your account.
1.Click the link below to open a secure browser window.
2.Confirm that you're the owner of the account, and then follow the instructions.
Reset your account now
Before log in your account will be activated let us know right away. Reporting it is important because it helps us prevent fraudsters from stealing your information.
Help Center | Security Center
Please do not reply to this email because we are not monitoring this inbox.to get in touch with us, log in to your account and click "Contact Us" at the bottom of any page.
Copyright ?© 2013 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved.
PayPal Pte Ltd, the Holder of the PayPal?„¢ payment service stored value facility, does not require the approval of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Consumers (users) are advised to read the terms and conditions carefully.
PayPal Email ID PP315
Clicking on any of the link in this email message, will take you to the phishing Paypal web page at this address:
http://209.140.30 .92/~myhotel/help/update /accuont/limited/online/update/ e72bb47e15784a5ab67063 b0baf69814/login1.php
If you are sent any notification from PayPal, always go directly to the their website, by typing their website address www.paypal.com in your web browser's address bar and pressing the "Enter" key or clicking the "Go" button.
This will always ensure that you are on www.paypal.com website and not some other fake website, masquerading as the legitimate website.
If you have already entered your PayPal user name and password on this fake website, please go to www.paypal.com, sign in and change your password right now!
Here are instructions for changing your PayPal password
- Log in to your PayPal account.
- Click My Account at the top of the page.
- Click Profile at the top of the page.
- Click Change beside Password/Security questions.
- Select Password.
- Click Edit. You may be required to confirm your account information.
- Enter your current password and your new password.
- Click Save