The email message below, which claims that the recipients sent a payment to Xbox Live, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link with in it. The link will take them to fake PayPal website that will steal their username and password, if they attempt to sign in from it.
For persons who have already fallen victim to the phishing scam, please change your PayPal password immediately and check your account for any discrepancies.
The Phishing Email Message
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 13:21:53 -0400
Subject: Receipt for Your Payment to Photobox* LTD [ PP-128-731-192-385 ]
Dear [email address removed],
You sent a payment of 120.00 EUR to Xbox Live.
Xbox Live *LTD
Instructions to merchant:
You haven't entered any instructions.
Description: Xbox Live Licence Code*
Unit price: 120.00 EUR
Amount: 120.00 EUR
Subtotal: 120.00 EUR
Total: 120.00 EUR
Payment: 120.00 EUR
From amount: 85.00 GBP
To amount: 120.00 EUR
Exchange rate: 1 GBP = 1.3999 EUR
Invoice ID: PP-128-731-192-385
Date: 29 May 2015 18:21:53
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The links in the fake email message will take potential victims to the following malicious websites:
- http://annieburman.76132 .pay-webapp.com/
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