Phishing Scam - "Your Payment Sent to Farm Heroes Saga Credit"
November 9, 2015
PayPal users beware of the fake PayPal email message below the subject: "Your payment sent to Farm Heroes Saga Credit," which was sent by cyber-criminals to trick PayPal users into clicking on a link within it that will take them to a fake or phishing PayPal website. 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.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake or Phishing PayPal Email Message
From: qnxl@tigerdirect .ca
Subject: Your payment sent to Farm Heroes Saga Credit of £29.51 GBP
Payment Receipt No: PP28-5821-2861
As requested, we're sending you alerts to all your account activity:
Your payment sent to Farm Heroes Saga Credit (firstname.lastname@example.org) of £29.51 GBP seems to have occurred from a suspicious location or under circumstances that may be different than usual.
If this payment was made without your knowledge , you can cancel this transaction and return the safety of your account, click here and cancel this transaction.
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Attention: Your account status change
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Note: the cyber-criminals may change the payment number, so look out for similar emails with different numbers.
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal web page on a compromised website that was designed by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information. 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.
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. And, 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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