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: Sun, 27 Dec 2015 20:02:21 +0000
Subject: Reminder: Our team found unusual activities on your account. Check Now! (PP ID#357-732-189-080)
Your PayPal account has been limited because we've noticed significant changes in your account, activity. As your payment processor, we need to understand these changes better.
Check your account details (address, email, phone, etc.) to make sure they're accurate
Review your account activity to make sure you recognize the transaction made recently.
Login to restore your account.
These changes will be effective on December 27, 2015 for your account.
We are also sending you a copy of our Error Resolution Notice below to provide helpful information if you have a billing error or unauthorized transaction on your Account. Just remember that you can check out our Error Resolution Notice anytime by going to Section 12 of the PayPal User Agreement.
As always, if you need help or have any questions, give us a call or visit our Help Center. You can find the link on any page of our website.
Thank you for being a PayPal customer.
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.