Persons who have already fallen victim to the phishing scam should change their PayPal passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked, and contact PayPal immediately for help.
Sample of a "PayPal You Submitted an Order Amounting" Phishing Scam
From: PayPal Payments JXlBS_UaBXUZ@wustl.edu
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:23 PM
Subject: You submitted an order amounting $39.99 CAD to Geometry Dash
You sent a payment of $39.99 CAD to Geometry Dash
This email confirms your purchase of the following subscription usign your PayPalID (email@example.com):
Product description: 1 x Geometry Dash
Unit price $39.99 CAD
Total price $39.99 CAD
This is a subscription order and you'll be billed every month until you cancel your subscription.
Issues with this transaction?
You can cancel a Subscription at any time: http://apituneordau8.canadasubscription .com/
You have 7 days from the date of the transaction to cancel the subscription without beeing charged.
Please do not reply to this email. To get in touch with us, click Help & Contact.
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It is important that PayPal user remember that they should never sign into their accounts by clicking on a link. They should always go directly to www.paypal.com and sign-in from there instead. This will prevent them from clicking on a link that goes to a phishing website.
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