PayPal Scam - "Your Account Has Been Limited - Limited Your Account Access"
March 7, 2016
PayPal users, if you have received email messages like the one below, which claim that your PayPal account has been limited or access to your PayPal account has been limited, please note that they are phishing scams. The fake and fraudulent email messages were sent by cyber-criminals to trick PayPal users into visiting a phishing website that will steal their usernames and passwords.
Please continue reading below.
A Sample of the Phishing PayPal Email Message
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 21:20:19 +0100
Subject: limited your account access.
Limited your account access.
Your account has been Iimited.
As youve been informed previously, there will be changes to our Buyer Protection program. This is part of our security process and helps ensure that PayPal continue to be safer way to buy online. While your account is Iimited, some options in your account won't be available.
Why my account access is Iimited.
We noticed some unusual log in activity with your account. Please confirm your account to help us check that no one has logged into your account without your permission.
How to remove my limitation.
You can resolve your limitation by following these simple steps:
1. Log in Here
2. Provide the information assosiated with your account.
3. Submit your information as soon as possible, so we can solve it quickly.
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal website: "https://limiteation-removed.com," which was created by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information on it. If the requested information is submitted by the potential victims, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently. The cyber-criminals/scammers behind the phishing email message, will change the website's name, so look out for similar phishing email messages with links that go to different phishing websites.
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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