Sample of the "Your Electronic Gift Card Receipt from GCSpread" Phishing Scam
Subject: Re [ Transaction Receipt ] Your Electronic Gift Card Receipt from GCSpread on October 21, 2017, 2:19 pm
From: service@paypaI.com <email@example.com>
Thank you for your purchase!
Following are your order details:
Merchant Card Typ Current Value Qty
eBay Electronic Gift Card $50 1
Microsoft Store Electronic Gift Card $15 1
We have received your payment for this order, your PayPaI was charged $65.00 USD, you can cancel this payment here
Order Date: October 21, 2017
Order Amount: $65 USD
Gift Card Spread
STE 330, 820 N Orleans St,
Chicago IL 60610
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal webpage (hxxp://paypal.com-managegiftcard.online/webapps/b4a47/websrc) created by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information.
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.
If you are tricked into submitting your PayPal credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your PayPal password and contact them for help immediately. Also, 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 or use PayPal's legitimate mobile app. Once you have signed into your account, you will be able to view the transactions on your account, if there are any.