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Beware! "Your PayPal Account Has Been Limited" is a Phishing Scam

2017-11-04T16:15:00  +
Beware! "Your PayPal Account Has Been Limited" is a Phishing Scam

PayPal users, if you have received email messages like the one below, which claim that your PayPal accounts have 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.

The "Your PayPal Account Has Been Limited" Phishing Scam

From: secure.account@limited.com
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 21:20:19 +0100
Subject: limited your account access.

Limited your account access.

PayPal

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.

Remove Limitation

The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal website: "https://limiteation-removed.com," which was created by cybercriminals 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 cybercriminals, 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 log in from there.

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  • Posted: Aug 24, 2018 at 9:42 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- -- --

    From: Limited PayPal Account
    Date: 24 August 2018 at 13:50:36 BST
    Subject: Limitation
    Reply-To: Limited PayPal Account

    PayPal

    Your account has been suspended
    Dear customer,
    Access your account to remove the account limitaion. Log in to your account and update you billing and payment information. If you do not update your account information, your account will permanently suspended.

    Click here to confirm account
    Forgot your email or password? Recover them here

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  • Posted: Dec 12, 2017 at 7:35 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "servlce@lntl.paypaI.com"
    Date: 12 December 2017 at 2:53:56 am GMT
    Subject: Re : [New] [11/12/2017] Receipt Number Case : Z913TERJV

    Dear

    Your PayPaI Account is Now Limited Due For Security Reason.

    Our System Was Flagged Your Account VioIated The User Terms.

    Goto Resolution Center to Resolved Problem In Your Account.

    We Will Processed Vertification Your Account in 1-3 Business Day."

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  • Posted: Sep 24, 2017 at 9:41 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Ursprüngliche Mitteilung-----
    "Von: Paypal Service
    Verschickt: So, 24. Sept 2017 19:23
    Betreff: [ Summary Report ] Reminder : Your Account Will Be Limited

    Notice to Customer,

    Your account will be limited because we've noticed significant changes ln your Account activity. As your payment processor, we need to understand these changes better.

    This account Iimitation will affect your ability to:

    Send or receive money
    Withdraw money

    Also, you won't be able to:
    Remove any accounts
    Remove credit cards
    Close your account

    What to do next

    Please log in to your account and provide the requested information before September 25, 2017 through the Resolution Center. If we don't receive the information before this deadline or we notice additional significant changes in your account activity, your account access may be further Iimited.

    Go to Resolution Center

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you need further assistance, please click Contact at the bottom of any page.
    Copyright © 1999-2017 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved.
    PayPal PPC000273:ac9469fca632c"

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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2017 at 8:12 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "-----Original Message-----
    From: service
    Sent: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 11:03 pm
    Subject: We noticed an issue with your account

    PayPal

    Your account will be limited because we've noticed significant changes ln your account activity. As your payment processor, we need to understand these changes better.

    This account Iimitation will affect your ability to:
    Send or receive money

    Withdraw money

    Also, you won't be able to:

    Remove any accounts
    Remove credit cards
    Close your account

    What to do next
    Please log in to your account and provide the requested information before August 02, 2017 through the Account Review. If we don't receive the information before this deadline or we notice additional significant changes in your account activity, your account access may be further Iimited.

    Log In Now
    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you need further assistance, please click Contact at the bottom of any page.

    Copyright © 1999-2016 Company. All rights reserved. Company (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., Société en Commandite par Actions. Registered office: 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449, Luxembourg, R.C.S. Luxembourg B 118 349"

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  • Posted: Aug 16, 2017 at 3:32 AM by info

    Here is another phishing scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    "From: PayPal Support
    Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 12:41 PM
    Subject: Please check your records

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    Thаnk yοu.
    Νotіfieԁ by,
    Ѕеcuгіtу Dept,
    РаyРal, (ϲ)2017."

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  • Posted: May 21, 2017 at 8:23 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Your account has been limited.
    Thu 18/05/2017 17:26
    From: "Support Inc"

    PayPal

    Your PayPal account has been limited you have to solve the problem in 24 hours
    Hello PayPal customer,
    We are sorry to inform you that you can not access all your PayPal advantages like sending money and purchasing, due to account limitation.

    Why my account PayPal™ is limited?
    Because we think that your account is in danger from stealing and unauthorized uses.

    What can I do to resolve the problem?
    You have to confirm all your account details on our secure server by click the link bellow and following all the steps"

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  • Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 7:43 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "The reason for limiting your account

    PayPal Security Team services@authentication.com
    Sun 3/19/2017 10:04 AM
    Subject: FORM318.html 24 KB

    Account limitations may prevent you from completing certain actions on your account, such as withdrawing, sending or receiving money. They're a security measure that we implement to help protect both PayPal buyers and sellers.

    The time it takes to resolve a limitation depends on the type of limitation
    on your account.

    We suspect that someone have tried to use your account without your consent.

    We advise that you immediately confirm your identity with us by filling in the form
    that we have attached in this email. Your information will be reviewed by our security team. Furthermore, once we have verified your identity, your account should be restored.

    If you have attempted to resolve the problem but find that your account is still limited, check your email in case PayPal has requested further information.

    We understand that this can be law frustrating. We hope that you can get this quickly resolved.

    Sincerely,
    PayPal"

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  • Posted: Sep 17, 2016 at 12:57 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: PayPal Security Team
    Date: September 16, 2016 at 12:00:10 PM PDT
    Subject: Your access is limited

    (Account Review)

    After monitoring a number of unusual activities
    in your account, we had to limit the access in your account.

    In order to restore your account back to normal, we need
    to get some information from you.

    Please download and open the attachment file from this e-mail.
    Subsequently, we ask that you complete the form that we have
    sent.

    After doing so, we are then going to review your information and take
    the necessary actions to lift the limitations. Please understand
    that Account Limitations are implemented to help keep you protected.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Thank you,
    PayPal Security Department"

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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2016 at 3:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "PayPal

    Dears Customer,
    Remember, we need you to take action to restore your PayPaI.
    Your account will remain closed until you have completed the steps necessary.
    Reference Number : PP-703-105-118
    The secure of your PayPaI is a top priority for us and we want to work together to help protect it.
    PayPaI will provide measures to restore access your accounts.
    How to remove Iimitations?
    1.Click remove Iimitations.
    2.Information that you provide will be needed.

    Remove Limitations"

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  • Posted: Jun 24, 2016 at 2:38 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Euless, Texas, United States

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: PayPal
    To:
    Sent: Friday, June 24, 2016 1:08 AM
    Subject: Reminder: Your account will be Limited (Case ID PP-703-105-118)

    PayPal

    Dear Customer,

    Thank you for signing up for PayPaI.Thank you for signing up for PayPaI. But we face a problem in the verification of ther real owner of the account.
    You may have noticed that some Limitations have been placed on your paypal account !

    How to activated your account?
    1. Click on the Button Below.
    2. Verify your account to be active again in these accounts.


    Verify Your Account

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  • Posted: Jun 21, 2016 at 1:39 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:05:11 -0500
    From: ebay@ebay.com
    Subject: Reminder: Your account will be Limited (Case ID PP-703-105-118)

    PayPal


    Dear Customer,

    Thank you for signing up for PayPaI.Thank you for signing up for PayPaI. But we face a problem in the verification of ther real owner of the account.
    You may have noticed that some Limitations have been placed on your paypal account !
    How to activated your account?
    1. Click on the Button Below.
    2. Verify your account to re- activate your account back.
    Verify Your Account"

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  • Posted: Apr 10, 2016 at 8:19 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: Reminder: Your account will be Limited (Case ID PP-703-105-118)


    PayPal

    Your account will be Limited.
    Dear Customer,

    You may have noticed that some Iimitations have been placed on your PayPaI account.
    We know this can be frustrating but you can remove these Iimitations in a few steps.

    How to remove my Iimitation
    1. Click Resolution Centre
    2. The sooner your provide the information we need, the sooner we can resolve the situation."

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  • Posted: Mar 7, 2016 at 1:56 PM by info

    Here is another phishing scam:

    "From: SafetyGuard@paype.com
    Subject: We have limited your account
    Dear Valued PayPal Customer,

    Our 24-7 monitoring security system indicates that someone could be trying to use your account without your knowledge of approval.

    When PayPal limits an account, we are simply asking you to provide information which verifies your identity that links to your account.
    We know this can be frustrating, but limitations were set to protect you and your account.

    Case ID Number: PP-314-734-382-775

    We have sent an attachment (form) through this email. Please download and open it in your browser to verify your account.
    After PayPal verifies your information, the limitations will be lifted. However, if we request more information, continue to respond promptly to speed up the resolution process.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter, and we hope that this issue will be resolved as quickly as possible.

    Sincerely,
    PayPal Account Security Division
    ***
    Please do not reply to this email because we are not monitoring this inbox.to get in touch with us, you may download the attachment and follow the steps."

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