Beware of "Your PayPal Account has been Limited you have to Solve the Problem in 24 hours" Phishing Scam

Beware of "Your PayPal Account has been Limited you have to Solve the Problem in 24 hours" Phishing Scam

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PayPal users, if you have received email messages like the one below, which claim that your PayPal accounts have been limited and you have 24 hours to solve or correct the problem, please note that they are phishing scams. The fake and fraudulent email messages were sent by cyber-criminals to trick PayPal users into visiting a phishing website that will steal their usernames and passwords.

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A Sample of the Phishing PayPal Email Message


Your PayPal account has been limited you have to solve the problem in 24 hours

Hello PayPal customer,

We are sorry to inform you that you can not access all your paypal advantages like sending money and purchasing,due to account limitation .

Why my account PayPal™ is limited?

Because we think that your account is in danger from stealing and unauthorized uses.

What can I do to resolve the problem?

You have to confirm all your account details on our secure server by click the link bellow and following all the steps


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.

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

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  • Feb 27, 2018 at 9:47 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Monday, February 26, 2018, 8:07 PM, Support <cdb3e009a680a4fa4b5f84beb870b2e0 @cdb3e009a680a4fa4b5f84beb870b2e0 microsoft.com> wrote:


    Yοur accοunt is limited yοu have tο sοlve the prοblem in 24 hοurs

    Hellο customer,

    We are sοrry tο infοrm yοu that yοu can nοt access all yοur advantages like sending mοney and purchasing,due tο accοunt limitatiοn
    Why my accοunt is limited? Because we think that yοur accοunt is in danger frοm stealing and unauthοrized uses
    Because we think that yοur accοunt is in danger frοm stealing and unauthοrized uses
    Whаt dο i need tο dο ?

    What can I dο tο resοlve the prοblem? Yοu have tο cοnfirm all yοur accοunt details οn our secure server by click the link bellοw and fοlοwing all the steps
    Resοlve yοur accοunt"


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