"PayPal Your Transaction was Declined" Phishing Scam

PayPal Your Transaction was Declined Phishing Scam

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Cybercriminals are still working hard to gain access to PayPal users' accounts and steal their personal and credit card information. Their latest attempt is the phishing email message below, which claims that there have been suspicious activities on the recipients' PayPal accounts, and they need to verify that they are the account holders in order to prevent this from happening again.

But, this email message was not sent by PayPal and is only a phishing email scam designed by cybercriminals to steal PayPal users' account username, password, personal and credit card information.

The "PayPal Your Transaction was Declined" Phishing Scam

Subject: Your transaction was declined

Recently, there's been activity in your account that seems unusual compared to your normal activities. We're concerned that someone is using your PayPal account without your knowledge.

Recent activity on your account seems to have occurred from a suspicious location or under circumstances that may be different to usual.

What to do ?

The best way to resolve this and avoid it happening again is to confirm information you provided when you created your account to make sure that you're the account holder . You can do that now.

The secure way to confirm your account information:
1. Download the attached Document.
2. Open the document in a browser window secure.
3. Follow the instructions to Confirm that you are the account holder.

Yours sincerely, PayPal

This phishing email has an attachment that contains a form that will open in your web browser. The form will ask you for your PayPal user name, password, personal and credit card information.

If you enter the information on the form, it will be sent to the scammers behind this phishing scam.

If you receive an email message like this, never click on the link or open the attachment in it.instead go directly to PayPal's website www.paypal.com in your web browser and sign into your account. If there are any account notification, PayPal will display it in your account.

PayPal will never ask you to confirm that you are the holder of an account by asking you to confirm your personal and credit card information.

Also, in email messages, PayPal will address you by your name and not by the following:

  • “Dear Customer”
  • “Dear User”
  • “Dear Member”

If you were tricked into sending these cybercriminals your PayPal user ID, password, personal and credit card information, please change your PayPal password and contact your bank immediately.

This PayPal phishing scam is similar to the following:

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • March 28, 2018 at 11:58 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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    From: "PayPal" <newprospectmait@vpass.net>

    Date: 23 March 2018 at 14:21:14 GMT

    Subject: Transaction declined. Unable to verify ID

    Transaction declined.

    Dear Customer,

    We could not complete your order cause you account is limited. Remove this limitation now to avoid further transaction process.

    Confirm this so we know this account belongs to you.

    continue here now

    We make sure no one is getting into your account without your knowledge.


    Customer Service."


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"PayPal Your Transaction was Declined" Phishing Scam