The email message below with the subject: "PayPal Inc Unusual Connection Activities," which claims that PayPal has received a request to reset the recipients' password because there have been unusual log-in activities on their accounts from an unrecognized device, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on one of the links in it, which will take them to a phishing PayPal website, where the recipients will be asked to sign-in. Any information submitted on the fake or phishing PayPal website will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to hijack their victims' PayPal accounts.
Persons who have already fallen victim to the phishing scam should change their PayPal passwords immediately and check their accounts for discrepancies.
The PayPal Phishing Email Message
Subject: PAYPAL.Inc : Unusual connection Activities 27/01/2016 03:59:47
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:59:47 +0100
Unusual log-in activity:
We received a request to reset the password associated with your account from an unrecognised device:
- Location: Germany (IP=126.96.36.199)
- Date: 27/01/2016 08:21 AM(PST)
If this was you, then you can safely ignore this email.
If you're not sure this was you, a malicious user might have your password. Please review your recent activity and we'll help you take corrective action.
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It is important for online users to remember that they should never sign into their accounts by clicking on a link. They should always go directly to their online accounts' websites and sign-in from there instead.in this case, PayPal users should always go directly to www.paypal.com.
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