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Beware of "Your PayPal Account Will be Closed" Phishing Scam

2015-11-20T16:45:05 -  +
Beware of "Your PayPal Account Will be Closed" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Your PayPal account will be Closed," is a fake and a phishing scam. The email message claims that the recipients received the message because of missing or incorrect information on their accounts. But, the email message was not sent by PayPal and is a scam created by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients' PayPal usernames, passwords and credit card information. Once the scammers have the victims' information, they will use it to hijack their accounts and use their credit card information and PayPal accounts fraudulently.

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The PayPal Phishing Email Message

From: support@royalmailemailform .datasquirt.co.uk
Subject: Your PayPal account will be Closed !

Your PayPal account will be Closed !

Dear Customer,

Some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect.

Please update your information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy.

all the benefits of your paypal account.

If you don't update your information within 72 hours, we will limit it.

What you can do with your paypal account?

We aim to review your account within 24 hours.

Please click the link below to see the steps you'll need to complete your update.

If no steps are currently listed, please check back in 24 hours.

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If you follow the instruction in the fake email message, you will be taken to a fake PayPal website and ask to sign-in with your PayPal username and password. You will then be asked to update your credit card information by entering it on the bogus PayPal page.

All the information entered on the bogus PayPal page, will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. Once they have your PayPal credentials, they use it to hijack your account and use it for fraudulent purposes. This includes stealing money from your account, using your PayPal and credit card to make fraudulent purchases.

If you have already entered your PayPal user name,password and credit card information on the fake website, please change your PayPal password and contact your bank immediately.

Please note that PayPal will always address you by your name, and will never refer to you using the following:

  • Dear [Email Address]
  • Dear PayPal user
  • Dear PayPal customer
  • Dear Valued Customer
  • Dear Member
  • Dear User
  • Dear Customer

To avoid getting tricked by these phishing scams, never click on a link in an email message to sign into your PayPal account. Always go to www.paypal.com and sign into your account from there. PayPal will display important messages or notifications to you once you have signed into your account.

This PayPal phishing scam is similar to the following:

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  • Posted: Nov 21, 2016 5:17 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

    How to close my paypal account.

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    • Posted: Nov 21, 2016 6:16 AM by info

      Please contact PayPal for help.

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  • Posted: Aug 22, 2016 10:15 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: PaypaI.com
    Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:12 PM
    Subject: Your PayPal account will be Closed !

    Dear customer,,
    We will close your account until we hear from you. To update your information.
    Please visit the following website to complete the survey. Simply click on the web address below :

    Verify my account

    We appreciate your participation and look forward to hear from you.

    John McCabe
    Senior Vice President
    Customer Service and Operations"

    delete


  • Posted: May 19, 2016 9:38 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Fw: Your Account has limitation
    Your PayPal Account Will Be Closed in 24 Hours !!

    Hello PayPal Customer,

    We are sorry to inform you that you can not access all your paypal advantages like sending money and purchasing,due to account limitation."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2016 6:53 PM by info

    Here is another PayPal scam:

    "We have recently encountered a problem in your account.
    Service (donotreply@e-paypal.net)

    Dear User Confirm your identity to unlock all your account benefits.


    your PayPaI Account Will Be Closed in 24 Hours.
    Hello PayPaI Customer,We are sorry to inform you that you can not access all your paypal advantages like sending money and purchasing,due to account Iimitation to get started.."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 8, 2016 6:24 AM by info

    Here is another phishing scam:

    "Dear Customer,
    Your PayPaI Account Will Be Closed in 24 Hours .

    We are sorry to inform you that you can not access all your PayPaI advantages like sending money and purchasing,due to account Iimitation You have to confirm all your account details on our secure server by click the link below or (copy & past) the link into your browser and following all the steps. If The Link Don't Work On Gmail Please Click On ("Non-Spam" & "The Show Images Noted Below" [Afficher les images ci-dessous]) due to our new security update.
    CHECK ACCOUNT"

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