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Beware of "PayPal Unrecognized Device Recorded" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "PayPal Unrecognized Device Recorded" Phishing Scams

PayPal users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that their sign in details have been recorded from an unrecognized device are asked not to click on the link in the email message. This is because the link or button in the fake email messages go to a phishing website looking similar to PayPal's website, where visitors will be asked to sign into with their PayPal account. But, any attempts to sign into the fake PayPal website will send the visitors' PayPal credentials to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam, who will hijack the accounts and use them fraudulently.

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The "PayPal Unrecognized Device Recorded" Phishing Scam

From: service@paypal.com <bctklean4@dearpelanggansayabutuh duitbuatbelilaptopalien waremaukahasaudaramemberisayasedikitduityangandapunyasaiakepengen laptopbarubosque26561630webappsemail mail.account.live.mail.com>

Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 5:10 PM

Subject: Unrecognized device recorded

Hello Customer,

New signin-in details recorded from unrecognized device.

Login details:

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct 07, 2017 at 22:32 PM - UTC/GMT + 7

Browser: Mozilla Firefox

Device: ASUS ROG GL752 - Windows 10 Pro

For your protection, you need to confirm your account as soon as possible. After Monday, Oct 09, 2017 your acocunt will be limited if we don't receive your response.

Please note: your confirmation is important to prevent unauthorized people accessing our network without your knowledge and prevent from suspicious transaction.

CONFIRM MY ACCOUNT

Thanks,

PayPal

This is why it is important that PayPal users remember never to click on a link to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to www.paypal.com and sign-in from there instead. Once they have signed into their accounts will be notified of changes and other important updates if there is any.This will prevent them from becoming victims of phishing scams, where cyber criminals steal their credentials, hijack their accounts, steal their money, and use their accounts fraudulently.

PayPal users who have already been tricked by a phishing scam, are asked to change their passwords and contact PayPal immediately for help.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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