"We've Detected Fraud on Your Recent Transaction" PayPal Scam

PayPal users, the email message below with the subject: "We've detected fraud on your recent transaction," is a fake and a phishing scam. The email message claims that the recipients' PayPal accounts have been limited for security reasons because a fraudulent transaction was detected on their accounts. But, the email message was not sent by PayPal. It is a scam created by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients' PayPal usernames, passwords and credit card information, which they(scammers) will use to hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently.

Weve Detected Fraud on Your Recent Transaction PayPal Scam

The PayPal Phishing Email Message

From: notice.paypal.inc@monitoring.email.com

Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 7:47 PM

Subject: We've detected fraud on your recent transaction.

PayPaI Limited Notification!

Dear Customer,

We detected unauthorize login on your account.

We're sorry, your account access has been limited for security measures.

To restore your account, Read secure message by opening the attachment (pdf).

you will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer.

for best results, save the file first, then open it in a Web browser.

PayPaI Service,

Copyright © 2017 PayPaI Inc. 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States.‏ All Rights Reserved.

If the instructions in the phishing scam is followed, the potential victims will be taken to a fake PayPal website (mypaypal-account.card-detailinfo .com) and ask to sign-in with their PayPal usernames and passwords. They will then be asked to update their credit card information by entering it on the bogus PayPal page.

All the information entered on the bogus PayPal page will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. Once they have their potential victims' PayPal credentials, they use it to hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently. This includes stealing money from their accounts, using their PayPal accounts and credit cards to make fraudulent purchases. Victims who have already entered their PayPal user names, passwords and credit card information on the fake website are asked to change their PayPal password and contact PayPal and their bank immediately for help.

Please note that PayPal will always address their users by name and will never refer to them using the following:

  • Dear PayPal customer
  • Dear Valued Customer
  • Dear Member
  • Dear User
  • Dear Customer

To avoid getting tricked by these phishing scams, PayPal users are asked never click on a link in an email message to sign into their PayPal accounts. They should always go to www.paypal.com and sign into their accounts from there. After signing in, PayPal will display important messages or notifications to them.

This PayPal phishing scam is similar to the following:

Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Was this article helpful?  +
Share this with others:

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

Comments (Total: 1)

To protect your privacy, please remove sensitive information from your comments, questions, or reviews. We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users when you make a post. That location is not enough to find you.

Your post will be set as anonymous because you are not signed in. An anonymous post cannot be edited or deleted, therefore, review it carefully before posting. Sign-in.

The comments, reviews or answers below do not necessarily reflect the views of Online Threat Alerts (OTA).

  • November 22, 2018 at 2:38 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - - -

    From: "service@paypaI.co.uk." <automated_mails483266ozuvdpyecgzlwhv@restore-backoffice.uk>

    Date: 21 November 2018 at 11:53:03 GMT

    Subject: Fraud on your recent transaction.


    We've detected fraud on your recent transaction.

    Dear Valued Customer,

    Recently, we noticed an unusual activity in your PayPal account. Please log in to your PayPal account to confirm your identity and update your credit card and security questions.


Comments Show More Comments (0)

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review

"We've Detected Fraud on Your Recent Transaction" PayPal Scam