"Your Account Has Been Limited Until We Hear From You" - PayPal Phishing Scams
October 13, 2014
April 29, 2014
The email messages below with the subject: "Your account has been limited until we hear from you PP-503-472-206," are phishing scams and were not sent by PayPal. The fake emails were created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link within them, which will take the recipients to a fake or phishing PayPal website.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Phishing PayPal Email Messages:
Some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect.
Please update your information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy all thte benefits of your PayPal account.
If you don’t update your information within 37 days, we’ll limit what you can do with your PayPal account.
If you need help logging in, go to our Help Center by clicking the Help link located in the upper right-hand corner of any PayPal page.
Unfortunately , Your account is temporarily blocked
please follow the instructions below
Dear ΡayΡal Customer,
ΡayΡal is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system
We recently reνiewed your account, and we need more information to prove your ownership .
to help us to provide you with a secure serνice.
Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitiνe account features will be limited.
We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconνenience.
Why is my account access limited?
we haνe reason to belieνe that your account was accessed by a third party.
Βecause protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, we haνe limited access to sensitiνe ΡayΡal account features.
We understand that this may be an inconνenience but please understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.
How can i get my account fully restored ?
Please follow the link below and login to your account then reνiew your account information
ΡayΡal customer department!
Informations about your account :
As part of our security measures, we regularty check the work of the screen PayPal.
We have requested information from you for the following reason :
ccess to your account.
Once connected,follow the steps to activate your account. We appereciate your understanding as we work to ensure security.
Click here to Confirm Your Account Information.
Departmen review PayPal accounts
PayPal FSA Register Number:15825003750
PayPal Email ID PP190420
We need your help resolving an issue with your account.to give us time to
work together on this, we've temporarily limited what you can do with your
account until the issue is resolved.
We understand it may be frustrating not to have full access to your PayPal
account. We want to work with you to get your account back to normal as
quickly as possible.
What's the problem?
We need a little bit more information about you to help confirm your
Case ID Number: PP-001-487-280-335
Click To Confirm
How you can help
It's usually pretty easy to take care of things like this. Most of the
time, we just need a little more information about your account or latest
To help us with this and to find out what you can and can't do with your
account until the issue is resolved, log in to your account and go to the
Clicking on any links in this email messages will take you to one of the following fake PayPal websites:
Where your user name and password will be stolen if you enter both on the fake websites. With your credentials, the scammers behind this email can hijack your PayPal account.
Note: the cyber-criminals will change the fake PayPal website address or name, so look out for the same scam at other fake websites.
How to determine if an email is a PayPal scam?
PayPal does not address you as "Dear Customer", "Dear Member", or "Dear PayPal Customer". PayPal always uses your first and last names in the greeting. Example: Dear John Brown.
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:
If you were tricked into entering your user name and password by following the instructions in these email messages, please click here for instructions to change your PayPal password.
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