PayPal Phishing Scam - "Your Account Has Been Locked - Please Click on the Link below to Restore"

PayPal users who have received the following message: "PayPal - Your account has been locked Please click on the link below to restore your access," should delete it. The message is a phishing scam, sent by cyber-criminals to trick PayPal users into visiting a fake PayPal where their account credentials (usernames and passwords) will be stolen by the same cyber-criminals. The cyber-criminals will then use the stolen credentials to hijack their victims’ PayPal accounts and use the accounts fraudulently.

PayPal Phishing Scam - Your Account Has Been Locked - Please Click on the Link below to Restore

The Phishing PayPal Message

PayPal - Your account has been locked Please click on the link below to restore your access:

http://upaypal.co.uk

The link in the fake message goes to the following fake PayPal website: upaypal.co .uk. Once on the website, potential victims will be asked to sign-in, but any attempt to sign-in, will send their PayPal accounts credentials to the cyber-criminals who created the fake website.

PayPal users, who were tricked by the phishing scam, should change their passwords immediately and check their accounts for discrepancies, and report those discrepancies (if there is any) to PayPal.

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  • March 22, 2018 at 5:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Ely, England, United Kingdom

    This text is doing the rounds again asking you to access hxxps://smsb.co/boiyu to restore your account.

    Beware. They really should run their texts through spell check, check them grammatically before sending. School boy error!

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:59 AM by an anonymous user from: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

    Hi, received the following message via a text message from the following number in the UK.

    44 7781 470659

    "PayPal: Your account has been locked. Please click on the link below to restore your access: http://bit.do/b2RRw"

    I deleted the message and then logged in to my PayPal account without any trouble.

    It must be a SCAM!

    • May 18, 2016 at 6:10 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:06 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Hi, received the following message via a text message from the following number in the UK.

    44 7781 470659

    PayPal: Your account has been locked. Please click on the link below to restore your access: http://bit .do/b2RRF"

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