Phishing Scam - "Your PayPal Account Is Limited [PP672]"
Aug 15, 2015
PayPal users, the email message below with the subject: "Yоur PaуΡаl Acсount Is Limіted [ PP672 ]," is a fake and a phishing scam. The email message claims that access to the recipients' PayPal accounts have been removed and they need to click on a link to restore access. But, the email message was not sent by PayPal. It was instead sent 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 their credit card information to make fraudulent purchases.
Please continue reading below.
The PayPal Phishing Email Message
From: buettnerjohannes1 @t-online .de
Subject: Yоur PaуΡаl Acсount Is Limіted [ PP672 ]
Wе hаvе rеmоvеd уоuг ассеѕѕ tо thіѕ ассоunt: [email address removed] bесаuѕе wе соuld nоt соnfігm уоur рауmеnt іnfоrmаtіоn.
Υοu wіll nοt bе аblе tο ассеѕѕ уοur ассοunt οг plасе οrdеrѕ wіth uѕ untіl wе сοnfіrm уοur іnfοrmаtіοn.
То геѕоlvе thіѕ mаttеr, рlеаѕе uѕе thе lіnk bеllоw tо ѕеnd thе іnfогmаtіоn tо оur ѕесurе ѕеrvеr
Сlісk thе lіnk bеllοw, lοg іn tο уοur ассοunt аnd fοllοw thе ѕtерѕ οn thе nехt раgе.
If уοur vеrіfісаtіοn lіnk dοеѕn't wοгk, іt'ѕ pοѕѕіblе thаt іt wаѕ brοkеn bу уοur еmаіl ѕуѕtеm.
If thе vегіfісаtіοn lіnk іѕn't сlісkаblе οr раrt οf thе lіnk іѕ сut οff, рlеаѕе сοру аnd раѕtе thе еntіrе URL іntο уοur brοwѕеr'ѕ аddrеѕѕ bаr аnd рrеѕѕ Еntеr.
Οur Сuѕtоmеr Ѕеrvісе tеаm саn соnfігm thаt wе ѕеnt thіѕ еmаіl, but thеу саnnоt vіеw уоur іnfогmаtіоn аbоut thіѕ mаttеr.
Wе wіll rеѕpοnd wіthіn 24 hοurѕ οf rесеіvіng уοur іnfοrmаtіοn.
Wе аѕk thаt уоu nоt ореn nеw ассоuntѕ bесаuѕе аnу nеw оrdеr thаt уоu рlасе mау bе dеlауеd.
If you follow the instruction in this scam, you will be taken to the following fake PayPal websites 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 PayPal customer
Dear Valued 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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