Beware of "Automatic Secure, Unauthorized Activity from Your Account" PayPal Phishing Scam
Dec 24, 2015
The email message below: "Automatic Secure, Unauthorized Activity from Your Account," which claims that the recipients should log into their PayPal accounts to resolve the limitations on them, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on one of the links in it, which will take them to the fake and phishing website: "paypal-limit .center". The fake and phishing website should not be visited and the instructions on it should never be followed, because any information submitted on it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to hijack their victims' accounts.
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Persons who have already fallen victim to the phishing scam should change their PayPal passwords immediately and check their accounts for discrepancies.
The PayPal Phishing Email Message
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 20:52:05 +0000
Subject: Automatic Secure, Unauthorized Activity from Your Account
Reference #PP-003- 523- 016-361
Account Status Update Response required
Confirm your account information
Log in to resolve Iimitation on your account
This email contains important information about your Paypal account. Paypal is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system.
We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information to help us provide you with a secure service. Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account features will be Iimited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologise for the inconvenience..to help protect your account, no one can send money or withdraw money.in addition, no one can close your account, send refunds, remove any bank accounts, or remove credit cards.
What's going on?
We're concerned that someone may be using your PayPal account without your knowledge. Recent activity from your account seems to have occurred from a new location or under circumstances that may be different to usual.
What to do?
Log In to your Paypal account as soon as possible. We may ask you to confirm information you provided when you created your account to make sure you're the account holder . You should also do the following for your own protection:
Log In : Check your account overview (cardholder name, credit card, etc.) to make sure they're accurate.
Review your account activity to make sure you recognise the transactions recently made.
Report any unknown or unauthorised activity. Go to the Resolution Centre and click
Dispute a Transaction.
Once you've completed all the tasks, we'll respond within 48 hours.
If you've already restored your account, thank you and please disregard this message.
If you need help or have any questions, call us at +65-4540-4544, 7:00 WIB to 21:00 WIB from Monday to Friday, 8:00 WIB to 17:00 WIB from Saturday to Sunday. Sincerely, .
Paypal Email ID PP1776 - 849108b72b64
It is important for online users to remember that they should never sign into their accounts by clicking on a link. They should always go directly to their online accounts' websites and sign-in from there instead.
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