Phishing Scam - "Your Account Has Been Limited PayPal ID PP-658-119-34"

Phishing Scam - Your Account Has Been Limited PayPal ID PP-658-119-34

The email message below: "Your Account Has Been Limited PayPal ID PP-658-119-34", which claims that the recipients need to verify their profile information and restore your account access, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into opening and completing the attached fake HTML form.

Information (first name, last name, email address, date of birth, PayPal password and home phone number) submitted on the form will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to hijack the recipients' accounts, who have followed the instructions in the bogus PayPal email message.

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

Subject: Your Account Has Been Limited PayPal ID PP-658-119-34

Identity Issue PP-658-119-347 Secure Transaction

Please complete the attached form to verify your Profile information and restore your account access.

Personal Information Profile

Make sure you enter the information accurately, and according to the formats required.

Fill in all the required fields.

Dear customer ,

As part of our efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for the online community, we regularly screen account activity. Our review of your account has identified an issue regarding its safe use. We have placed a restriction on your account as a precaution.

To lift the restriction we will require some further information from you.

If, once we review your further information and we're confident that the use of your account does not present a safety risk to our service and customers, we'll be happy to reinstate your account.

We have sent you an attachment which contains all the necessary steps in order to restore your account access. Download and open it in your browser. After we have gathered the necessary information, you will regain full access to your account.

We thank you for your prompt attention

Very sincerely,

PayPal Review Department

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  • December 26, 2015 at 6:42 AM by info

    Here is another scam:


    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,


  • December 12, 2015 at 9:08 AM by info

    Here is another PayPal email scam:

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    "Your Account Has Been Limited .

    We are sorry, Your PayPal account has been limited until we hear from you .

    To update your Info simply click on the web address below,

    And you'll be back to shopping securely

    update your account now!

    Why my account access is Iimited .

    We noticed some unusual log in activity with your account.

    Please confirm your account to help us check that no one has logged into your account without your permission.

    How to remove my limitation .

    You can resolve your limitation by following these simple steps:

    1. Log in Here enter email and password

    2. Enter your personal information.

    3. Add or Confirm a Credit card. "

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  • June 23, 2015 at 12:22 AM by an anonymous user from: Irvine, California, United States

    I've seen this email a few times. What's really hilarious is that it'll sometimes show up in an email box that is not associated with my PayPal account.

    Dead giveaway, and the occasional misspellings and careless typing are also a clue.

    Sender's email (at least the last time I got this) was

    E. Pulsifer

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Phishing Scam - "Your Account Has Been Limited PayPal ID PP-658-119-34"