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Beware of "You have Received a new Secured and Private Message from our Online Security Team" PayPal Scam

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Beware of "You have Received a new Secured and Private Message from our Online Security Team" PayPal Scam

The email message with the subject "You have received a new secured and private message from our online security team", is a phishing scam. This scam was designed by scammers to steal your PayPal and personal information.

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The PayPal Phishing Email Scam

Attachment: TransferCancelForm.html (19 KB); ATT00001.txt

You have receieved a new secured and private message from our online security team. We will like to inform you about the payment’s you have made in the last 12 hours.

Payment Status: Pending

Amount: 253,34 USD

To: Marjory Willson

The payment will be available for pick up in the next 12 hours.

If you did not applied for this transaction please cancel the transfer by following the secured steps below:

We have attached to this e-mail the TransferCancelForm.

Download and complete the secured form that has been attached to this e-mail in order to cancel this transaction.

Thank you for using our online services.

The grammar and spelling in the email message are poor, which is the first thing we use to determine if an email message is legitimate or not.

Although, this email message appeared as if it came from PayPal, it was not. Please note that PayPal will address you by your name in every email message. They will not address you as "Dear Account Holder", "Dear User", or "Dear Customer".

If you were tricked into sending your PayPal information by this scam, please change your PayPal password immediately.

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  • Posted: Sep 28, 2013 at 3:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    I have recived an email today and it's the same as others
    And this one uses the skype con and the web site they have called themselves this time is "hxxp://landwars.net" if you receive a pay pal email regarding skype with "hxxp://landwars.net"
    In the link then back out of the email immediately and delete it. On a laptop your antivirus should alert you of such a threat but a mobile phone example an iPhone that doesn't have anti phishing malware protection will not inform you and this is how these criminals get to steel your
    Money and your identity I think apple iOS 7 needs to address this so be carefull

    delete


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