PayPal Phishing Scam - "Update Your PPL Account Information"
Aug 13, 2015
PayPal users beware of the phishing PayPal email message below, which claims PayPal is making changes to their legal agreements and wants the recipients to click on the link within it to update or confirm their information. The fake email was sent by cyber-criminals to trick PayPal users into clicking on a link within it, which will take them to a fake or phishing PayPal website. The fake website will then attempt to steal their PayPal credentials and credit card information. So, it is important that you remember never click on a link to sign into your PayPal account.instead, always go directly to www.paypal.com.
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The Fake or Phishing PayPal Email Message
Subject: Update Your PPL Account Information
We wanted to inform you...
We're making some changes to the Legal Agreements PayPal and wish to inform you.
We're making some changes to the Legal Agreements PayPal, documents that govern our relationship with you. You can see the dictate the details of the changes in the page Policy Updates, which can also be accessed on Click Here by clicking "Legal agreements" in the lower part of the page, then "Policy Updates".
What should you do?
Visit our Policy Updates to make sure you are together with the changes. If you are satisfied, you do not have to do anything. If you do not want accept the changes, follow the procedure described on page Policy Updates.
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal web page on a compromised website that was designed by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information.
If the requested information is submitted by the potential victims, it will be sent to the cybercriminals, who will use it to steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently.
If you are tricked into submitting your PayPal credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your PayPal password immediately and contact your bank and let them know that you have submitted your credit card information on a phishing website.
Remember, never click on a link to sign into your PayPal account, always go directly to: www.paypal.com and login from there.
Remember to leave your question or comment, and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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