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Beware of "Your PayPaI Account has Been Limited UntiI We Hear From You" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Your PayPaI Account has Been Limited UntiI We Hear From You" Phishing Scam

PayPal users, the email message below with the subject: "Your PayPaI account has been Iimited untiI we hear from you (Case ID #PP-003-498-237-832)," is a fake and a phishing scam. The email message claims that the recipients' PayPal accounts have been limited and they need to remove the limitation. 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, which they(scammers) will use to hijack their accounts and use them to make fraudulent purchases.

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The PayPal Phishing Email Message

From: service@intI.paypaI.com

Subject: Your PayPaI account has been Iimited untiI we hear from you (Case ID #PP-003-498-237-832)

Your PayPaI account is Iimited View this email in your web browser

PayPaI tm

Your PayPaI account is Iimited � simple steps to resolve it

Dear PayPaI Customer,

You may have noticed that some Iimitations have been placed on your PayPaI account. We know this can be frustrating but you can remove these Iimitations in a few steps.

Why my account is Iimited

This is part of our security process and helps ensure that PayPaI continue to be safer way to buy online. Often all we need is a bit more information. While your account is Iimited, some options in your account won't be available such as sending and receiving money, editing your details and closing your account.

How to remove my Iimitation

You can resolve your Iimitation by following these simple steps:

1. Click Remove Limitation under

2. Click on the Resolution Centre tab.

3. Provide the information needed. The sooner your provide the information we need, the sooner we can resolve the situation.

If you need further assistance, simply click on the 'Contact us' link in the footer to get in touch with our customer service.

Yours sincerely,

PayPaI

Remove Iimitation

How do I know this is not a Spoof email? Spoof or �phishing� emails tend to have generic greetings such as "Dear PayPaI member". Emails from PayPaI will always address you by your first and last name. Learn more about phishing.

Where to Shop | How PayPaI works | Recover your Password or Email | Contact Us: IN PH VN TH ID

Copyright � 2014 PayPaI Inc. All rights reserved.

Consumer advisory: PayPaI Pte Ltd, the Holder of the PayPaI� payment stored value facility, does not require the approval of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Consumers (users) are advised to read the terms and conditions carefully.

Please do not reply to this email. We are unable to respond to inquiries sent to this address. For immediate answers to your questions, visit our Help Center by clicking "Help" at the top of any PayPaI page.

If you follow the instruction in this scam, 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 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.

Note: the website name: "intI.paypaI.com" is not the as "intI.paypal.com", although they look the same. The fake PayPal has a capital "i" that look like a capital "L". So, the fake website looks like this when you change it to lowercase: intI.paypai.com.

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 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: Aug 1, 2016 at 5:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Culver City, California, United States

    I was receiving a lot of these fake emails and reported them to paypal's spoof reporting site.

    Then suddenly, without warning and without explanation, paypal closed my account and revoked my access permanently, attaching the funds in my account, and stating that they were holding them for 6 months, at which time I could request that the funds be sent to me.

    I have sent numerous requests to paypal, asking what I was convicted by them for,
    and have received no response beyond some vague form letter listing possibilities of crimes.
    Months later, I still do not know the nature of my crime against my account that I had for decades.

    Whether I ever get back the money they stole from me remains to be seen.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 26, 2015 at 6:40 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    From: info@fdesignuk.com
    Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 01:41:35 0700
    Subject: PayPal : Account Warning!

    Update Your Account

    Dear customer

    Your Account has been limited (Case ID : PP-003-162-318-485) because recently there's been activity in your PayPal account that seems unusual compared to your normal account activities.
    1. Click the link below to open a secure browser window.
    2. Confirm that you're the owner of the account, and then follow the instructions.

    Update Now

    Yours sincerely,
    PayPal"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 23, 2015 at 10:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I fell for this Paypal scam... I gave them my SS number but realized it was a scam before I gave them my CC number...

    What should I do now?

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 13, 2017 at 12:03 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

      Ha, I knew it was a scam right away! Easy to tell....you better contact your credit card company.

      delete


    • Posted: Dec 23, 2015 at 10:27 PM by info

      Contact your local authorities.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 21, 2015 at 7:55 AM by info

    Here is another PayPal scam:

    "Your PayPal account has been Iimited !
    Hello Dear customer,

    To get back into your PayPal account, you'll need to relog in your account.

    It's easy:
    Click the link below to open a secure browser window.
    Confirm that you're the owner of the account, and then follow the instructions.
    Update Now"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 15, 2015 at 9:03 AM by info

    Here is another PayPal scam to look out for:

    "Dear Client,

    Your PayPaI account has been Iimited,

    because we've noticed significant changes in your account activity. As your payment processor, we need to understand these changes better ... Simply click on the adresse below

    Update Your Account"

    delete


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