Warning - Phishing or Fake PayPal Email and Web Page July 2013

The email message below with the subject: "Incorrect login", is a phishing PayPal scam designed to steal your PayPal user name and password. The email message tries to trick the recipient into visiting a phishing or fake PayPal website, designed to look exactly like the legitimate PayPal.com website. On the phishing website, if the recipient enters his/her PayPal's user name and password, it will be sent to the scammers behind this scam.

Warning - Phishing or Fake PayPal Email and Web Page July 2013

The PayPal Phishing Email

From: PayPal no-reply.pay-pal@incorrect.se
Date: 2013/7/5
Subject: ID:7W263786RM05513031 - Incorrect login.

Dear Customer,

Within PayPal latest security checks, we recently discovered that today there were 3 incorrect login attempts to your account.

For your safety, PayPal set your account status to limited. For your account status to get back to normal, you will have to Sign In correctly at: https://www.paypal.com.cgi.bin-login/webscr?cmd=_login-submit

Due to our latest fraud attempts, the following IP adresses were recorded:

Invalid login from:

*.*.11.113 dells.dk
Invalid login from:
*.*.121.127 bitssh.gr
Invalid login from:
*.*.130.131 net.il

Protect Yourself from Fraud: Don't send money to someone you don't know. Find out how to help safeguard your transactions and your personal information to avoid online fraud.

This message is mandatory, if you do not complete it in less then 24 hours, your account may get deactivate.

Copyright 1999-2013 PayPal. All rights reserved.

This email message was not sent by PayPal and you should not follow the instructions in it. The email message appears to have been sent from an email account at the website "incorrect.se" (no-reply.pay-pal @incorrect.se). But, you can never rely on an email address because it can be spoofed or tampered with.

The link in the email message, which appears to go to the PayPal website, actually goes to the PayPal phishing or fake web page below, when clicked on:
http://www.castrolaboreiro.com/pp/paypal.com/us/cgi-bin /webscr.htm?cmd=_login-run

phishing or fake paypal website www.castrolaboreiro.com

Do not enter your user name and password on this website. And, never click on a link to sign into any of your online accounts. Always go directly to your online accounts, by typing the website address in your web browser address bar and clicking the “Go” button or pressing the "Enter" key on your keyboard.

For example:

If you want to sign into your PayPal account, type "www.paypal.com" in your web browser address bar and click the "Go" button or press the "Enter" key on your keyboard. Once you are on the website: "www.paypal.com", sign in from there or navigate to the sign-in page.

Always ensure that your web browser address bar looks like the image below when you are visiting www.paypal.com website:

web browser address bar www.paypal.com

If you have already entered your PayPal user name and password on this website, please change your PayPal 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
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September 16, 2014 at 9:13 AM by
Warning - Phishing or Fake PayPal Email and Web Page July 2013
an anonymous user from: Edgware, England, United Kingdom

Got this email twice within a few hours of each other!



Within PayPal latest security checks, we recently discovered that today there were 2 incorrect login attempts to your account. For your safety, PayPal set your account status to limited.to get back to normal, you will have to Sign In correctly:

вÐ?Ñ? Due to our latest fraud attempts, the following IP adresses were recorded:

вÐ?Ñ? Invalid login from: .

вÐ?Ñ? *.*.34.78

вÐ?Ñ? *.*.12.93

вÐ?Ñ? Login to confirm your information.Relog in your account now



September 15, 2014 at 6:10 PM by
Warning - Phishing or Fake PayPal Email and Web Page July 2013
an anonymous user from: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

I have received two of these emails, one at 1:15am and the other at 8:47am. My initial reaction was "oh no, someone is trying to access my account".

However I know to NEVER click on links from emails like this. I googled it and quickly discovered it was a scam.


September 15, 2014 at 4:47 PM by
Warning - Phishing or Fake PayPal Email and Web Page July 2013
an anonymous user from: Bagnolet, Ile-de-France, France

How do they know my email address?


September 16, 2014 at 8:56 AM by
Warning - Phishing or Fake PayPal Email and Web Page July 2013

Cyber-criminals use email bots to search the internet for email addresses. They also use malicious programs to infect their victims' computers and search them for email addresses.

It is also possible that you may have registered with a phishing or other malicious websites unintentionally using your email address.


January 27, 2014 at 6:40 PM by
Warning - Phishing or Fake PayPal Email and Web Page July 2013
an anonymous user from: Auckland, New Zealand

This is the latest one today 28 Jan 2014:<br/>-<br/><br/>Hello <br/><br/>Within PayPal latest security checks, we recently discovered that today there were 3 incorrect login attempts to your account. For your safety, PayPal set your account status to limited.to get back to normal, you will have to Sign In correctly :<br/><br/>Due to our latest fraud attempts, the following IP addresses were recorded:<br/>Invalid login from: .<br/>*.*.11.113 dells.dk<br/>*.*.121.127 bitssh.gr<br/><br/>Login to confirm your information. Relog in your account now.<br/><br/>I dont even have a paypal account so they are trying hard.


October 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM by
Warning - Phishing or Fake PayPal Email and Web Page July 2013
an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

I think there is now a new scam similar to the one mentioned above. I received this today. <br/><br/>Dear PayPal member, <br/><br/>PayPal is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system.We recently reviewed your<br/> account, and we need more information to help us provide you with secure service.Until we can collect this information, your access<br/> to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the<br/> inconvenience. <br/><br/><br/>why is my account access limited?<br/><br/><br/>Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):<br/><br/> We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. We have limited access to sensitive PayPal account<br/> features in case your account has been accessed by an unauthorized third party. We understand that having limited access can be an<br/> inconvenience, but protecting your account is our primary concern.<br/><br/>here to remove your limitation


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Stop Contact With The Scammer

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Report The Scam

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How To Recognize a Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.

Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from a company you know or trust, like a bank or a credit card or utility company. Or maybe it’s from an online payment website or app. The message could be from a scammer, who might

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts — they haven’t
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  • say you need to confirm some personal or financial information — you don’t
  • include an invoice you don’t recognize — it’s fake
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment — but the link has malware
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund — it’s a scam
  • offer a coupon for free stuff — it’s not real

About Online Threat Alerts (OTA)

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By alerting the public, we have prevented a lot of online users from getting scammed or becoming victims of cybercrimes.

With the ever-increasing number of people going online, it important to have a community like OTA that continuously alerts or protects those same people from cyber-criminals, scammers and hackers, who are every day finding new ways of carrying out their malicious activities.

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Warning - Phishing or Fake PayPal Email and Web Page July 2013