"Reminder - Update Your Information Now" - PayPal Phishing Scam
September 14, 2015
PayPal users beware of the phishing PayPal email message below, which claims PayPal has limit access to their accounts due to invalid information and they should click on the link within the email to update their information, which will restore full access. 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
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <protokol@verivsationzi. onmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Reminder: Update your information now! (Reason ID# 001-0078-3455-4254)
Dear [email address removed],
update your account due invalid information
We regularly check your information of your PayPaI account.
Your account has InvaIid information. Therefore, we have Iimited your account and can not offer the service for you.
What can I do?
Update accοunt information
Using ΡayΡaI logo in the list of auction or website What can't I do?
Send or receive money
Withdraw money from yοur accοunt
Add or remove a card & bank accοunt
Dispute a transaction
What to do next?
You have 2 days from now to fully restore your account access through the Resolution center. If we don't receive the information before this deadline, your account access may be further Iimited.
Log In Now
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal 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.
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