Scam - PayPal Account System Upgrade Verification
July 10, 2014
The phishing PayPal email message below: "PayPal Account System Upgrade Verification," which claims that PayPal is carrying out planned system upgrade, is another attempt by cyber-criminals to steal PayPal users' account information, personal and credit card information.
Please continue reading below.
The PayPal Scamming Email Message
From: PayPal [mailto:support2 @network2.com]
Subject: Account Reviewed
PayPal Account System Upgrade Verification.
Technical services of the PayPal Inc. are carrying out a planned system upgrade. We earnestly ask you to start with the procedure of confirmation on customers data.
This email has been sent to all PayPal members, and we ask a few minutes of your online experience. We have sent you an attachment form through this email. Please download and open it in your web browser.
Your personal information is protected by state-of-the-art technology. After you have filled in all the required fields in the form, our verification system will automatically update your account records.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for using PayPal.
This phishing email has an attachment (VerifyAccount.html) 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.
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