PayPal Scam - "Reminder - We've found InvaIid information, Update Now"
October 26, 2015
PayPal users beware of the phishing PayPal email message below: "Reminder: We've found invaIid information, Update Now," which claims PayPal has found invalid information on their accounts. The fake email was sent by cyber-criminals to trick PayPal users into clicking on a link within it, which will take them to the fake or phishing PayPal website: "paypal-online.co.uk". The fake website will then attempt to steal their PayPal credentials and credit card information. So, it is important that you remember never click on a link to sign into your PayPal account.instead, always go directly to www.paypal.com.
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The Fake or Phishing PayPal Email Message
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com)
Subject: Reminder: We've found invaIid information, Update Now (Case ID#233-231-134-023)
Case ID Number: ID 5564-1320-1334-4203
Dear [email address],
Your account has InvaIid information
We regularly check the activity of yοur ΡayΡal accοunt. Recently, we found that some of the activities yοu are viοlating yοur agreement with us. Therefore, we have limited yοur accοunt and can not offer the service for yοu.
What can I do?
Update accοunt information
Using ΡayΡal logo in the list of auction or website
What can't I do?
Send or receive money
Withdraw money from yοur accοunt
Add or remove a card & bank accοunt
Dispute a transaction
What to do next ?
yοu have 2 days from the dete of yοur ΡayΡal restrictions to fully restore yοur accοunt access through the Resolution Center. If we don't receive the information before this deadline, yοur accοunt access may be further limited.
Please do nοt reply to this email. This mailbox is nοt mοnitored and yοu will not receive a response. For help, log in to yοur ΡayΡal accοunt and click Help on any ΡayΡal page.
To receive emails as plain text instead of HTML, change yοur Nοtificatiοns preferences. Just log in to yοur ΡayΡal accοunt, go to yοur Prοfile and click My Settings.
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The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal website: "paypal-online.co.uk," which was created by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information on it. If the requested information is submitted by the potential victims, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently. The cyber-criminals/scammers behind the phishing email message, will change the website's name, so look out for similar phishing email messages with links that go to different phishing websites.
If you are tricked into submitting your PayPal credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your PayPal password immediately and contact your bank and let them know that you have submitted your credit card information on a phishing website.
Remember, never click on a link to sign into your PayPal account, always go directly to: www.paypal.com and login from there.
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