"Welcome to PayPal! Activate Your Account Now" Phishing Scam

The email message below: "Welcome to PayPal! Activate your account now," which claims that the recipients' PayPal accounts have been created and need to be activated, is a phishing scam. The fake or fraudulent 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 the fake and phishing website. The fake and phishing website, which looks exactly like the legitimate PayPal website, should not be visited and the instructions on it should never be followed, because any information submitted on it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to hijack their victims' PayPal accounts.

Welcome to PayPal! Activate Your Account Now Phishing Scam

Persons who have already fallen victim to the phishing scam should change their PayPal passwords immediately before they are hijacked, and check their accounts for discrepancies.

The PayPal Phishing Email Message

Subject: Welcome to PayPal! Activate your account now

Confirm your email address to activate your PayPal account

Dear,

Congratulations! Your PayPal account has been created.

Join over 160 million people to shop worldwide with PayPal by activating your account now.to activate your account, simply confirm this email address by clicking the button below.

Yes, this is my email address

Once you've activated your account, you can add a payment method (your bank account, credit or debit card) to your PayPal account. You can then shop from your computer and mobile devices any time while being protected by PayPal Buyer Protection on eligible purchases!

Sincerely,

PayPal

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.

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"Welcome to PayPal! Activate Your Account Now" Phishing Scam