PayPal users, the email with the subject: "Lοg іn to PауРal to resolνe a lіmіtation on your acсοunt," is a fake and a phishing scam. The email message claims that someone is fraudulently using the recipients' credit cards from a suspicious location, and they need to sign into their PayPal accounts to confirm their identities and update their account information. But, the email message was not sent by PayPal and is a scam created by scammers to steal the recipients' PayPal usernames, passwords and credit card information, which they(scammers) will use to hijack their accounts and use their credit card information to make fraudulent purchases.
The PayPal Phishing Email Scam
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:43:05 -0400
Subject: Lοg іn to PауРal to resolνe a lіmіtation on your acсοunt.
Acсоunt Statuѕ Uρdаte Reѕроnѕе геquired
Unuѕuаl Αсtіvity Upon гесеіpt
Resоlνе а limіtаtion on youг ассοunt
Dear [Recipient's Email Address],
We're conсегned that someone is using уοuг ΡаyPаl ассount without your knowledge. Recеnt асtіνity on your accοunt ѕеems to have ocсuггed from a susρісіous lοсаtion or under ciгсumѕtances that may be diffеrent to usual. Please lοg іn to ΡауΡal to confігm your idеntіty and uрdаe your detаіls.
Once you've comρlеted all the tаѕks, youг ассοunt will gо bаck to noгmаl ѕtаtus.
If you nееd hеlp or have any questions, call us on 0800 358 7911, 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday; 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday, For Clаіmѕ ог lіmіtations, hours of seгνіce are: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm Monday through Friday; 8:00 am - 6:30 pm Saturday; 9:00 am - 6:30 pm Sunday.
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Plеаse do not reρly to this emаіl bесause we are not monitoring this inbox.to get in touch with us, lοg іn to yоuг ассоunt and clісk "Contасt Us" at thе bоttom of anу ρаge.
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If you follow the instruction in this scam, you will be taken to the 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 a 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 [Your Email Address]
- 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.
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