"Your Account Has Been Limited" Phishing PayPal Email

Scammers are targeting PayPal customers with the email message below, which claims the recipients' PayPal account has been limited, is a phishing scam. The fake email message is an attempt to steal PayPal users' account names and passwords. It was designed to trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it, which will take them to a fake or phishing PayPal website that steals personal information and account credentials.

Your Account Has Been Limited Phishing PayPal Email

Here is a copy of the fake or phishing PayPal email message:

Your Account Has Been Limited

Dear Member,

We were unable to process your most recent payment. Did you recently change your bank, phone number or credit card?

To ensure that your service is not interrupted, please update your billing information today by clicking here Update, After a few clicks, just verify the information you entered is correct.

PayPal Services

Clicking on any links in this email message will take you to fake PayPal website, where your user name and password will be stolen if you enter both on this fake website.

With your credentials, the scammers behind this email can hijack your PayPal account.

Other fake or phishing PayPal emails that you should look out for:

Dear Paypal Customer,

We were unable to process your most recent payment. Did you recently change your bank, phone number or credit card? To ensure that your service is not interrupted, please update your billing information today Click here. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have recently updated your billing information, please disregard this message as we are processing the changes you have made. Sincerely,

PayPal Member Services Team

P.S. PayPal has several pricing options to meet your needs.


security measure, we regularly screen activity in the system.

You received this message due to an issue on your account.

Due to unusual number of invalid login attempts on your account, we have reason to believe there might be security breach on your account. Your account requires extra verification process to ensure your identity under Your Account.

How to determine if an email is a PayPal scam?

PayPal does not address their users as "Dear Customer", "Dear Member", or "Dear PayPal Customer". PayPal always uses their users' first and last names in the greeting. Example: Dear John Brown. And, PayPal will never send an email with a link to enter sensitive information.

To ensure that you are on PayPal's website, your web browser address bar should look like the following:

Paypal Inc web browser address bar

PayPal users who were tricked into visiting the fake PayPal websites and who attempted to sign into them, are asked to change their PayPal passwords, check their accounts and report discrepancies to PayPal. PayPal users may click here for instructions to change your password.

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  • August 12, 2019 at 8:26 AM by an anonymous user from: Newtown, Connecticut, United States

    I received this phishing email today. I trust NO emails received from Paypal. I immediately went onto my Paypal account and saw that nothing was amiss. Certainly, pro.beesend is NOT a Paypal account and although they had the PP logo right, the return address always gives it away.

  • September 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Warning : Unusual activities on your account

    If you are seeing the messages this means that your account has been visited from an unusual place given below :

    IP : 38.80.

    Country : United States

    City : New York

    As a security measure, your account has been limited.

    Email : service@paypal.com

    Case id : PP-708-970-061

    Don't worry, you will be able to get your account back just after finishing this steps.


  • December 26, 2015 at 6:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: info@fdesignuk.com

    Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 01:41:35 0700

    Subject: PayPal : Account Warning!

    Update Your Account

    Dear customer

    Your Account has been limited (Case ID : PP-003-162-318-485) because recently there's been activity in your PayPal account that seems unusual compared to your normal account activities.

    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.

    Update Now

    Yours sincerely,


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"Your Account Has Been Limited" Phishing PayPal Email