"PayPal Account Suspension" Phishing Scams Being Sent by Scammers

PayPal Account Suspension Phishing Scams Being Sent by Scammers

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PayPal users, be aware of phishing email messages like the one below which claim that your accounts have been suspended. The fake and fraudulent email messages were sent by cybercriminals to trick PayPal users into visiting a phishing website that will steal their usernames and passwords. This is why PayPal users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to www.paypal.com and sign in from there to view their account status or view important notifications if there are any.

Sample of a "PayPal Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

Subject: Alert: Action Required

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 15:48:42 -0700

From: PayPal <paypalsup@openmailbox.org>


Your account needs to be verified!

Dear Customer,

We noticed some strange activity in your account

We are always here to protect our customers accounts.

We believe that there are some strange activity in your account

We have temporarily suspended your account

Please continue to your account by clicking the button below to verify your identity.

Confirm your identity

Your verify your paypal

The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal website 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 to check your account status or view important notifications.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • February 1, 2020 at 9:28 PM by info

    "We have suspended your PayPal account

    Fri 1/31/2020 8:44 PM

    From: "PayPal"

    To: Recipients


    We have suspended your PayPal account because we detected

    unusual activity on it. You can help us unlock your account by logging

    in to your account and following the on-screen instructions.

    Please note that you will not be able to access your account

    until we confirm your information.

    Confirm now



    Here is another scam.

  • October 2, 2018 at 11:33 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Support <Service@mail.com>

    Sent: Monday, October 1, 2018 5:19 PM

    Subject: Dear customer verify your account information


    Dear Customer,

    Our technical support and customer department has recently suspected activities in your account.

    Therefore we have decided to temporarly suspend your account until investigating your recent activiies. Such things can happen if you clicked a suspecious link on social media or gave your password to someone else

    We're always concerned about our customers security so please help us recover your account by following the link below.

    Confirm My Identity

    Yours sincerely,


  • October 2, 2018 at 11:32 AM by info

    Here is a fraudulent website: hxxp://checkmypal.com

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"PayPal Account Suspension" Phishing Scams Being Sent by Scammers