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Beware of "PayPal Unusual Sign-in Activity" Phishing Scams

2017-07-24T23:50:52 -  +
Beware of "PayPal Unusual Sign-in Activity" Phishing Scams

PayPal users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim unusual sign-in activities have been detected on their accounts 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.


The "PayPal Unusual Sign-in Activity" Phishing Scam

Subject: Alert! Unusual Sign-in Activity

Date: Mon 17/07/2017 19:10

From: Paypal

We recently noticed potentially suspicious activities on your account and need to confirm that you authourize all the recently changes.

Please confirm your details now to help protect your Paypal account from unauthourized access. We have restricted your online access, which will remain in effect.

In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your banking details. To help speed up this process, please access the following link so we can complete the verification.

Click here to Confirm


PayPal Team

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.

Please share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

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  • Posted: Sep 14, 2018 at 1:43 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "RE : [ Statements New Update ] [Alert] Account Log-in information Has Been Update [Information Update]-013686563079899
    Fri 14/09/2018 13:09
    From: Account Notice-464634655175223

    Dear Customer

    Warning : Unusual activities on your account

    To help keep your account secure, please click the link below to Secure your Account


    Thanks for helping us to maintain your account's security



  • Posted: Jul 26, 2017 at 10:55 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: FWD: Warning: Unusual activities on your account
    Date: Wed 26/07/2017 05:41
    From: mochman

    Warning : Unusual activities on your account

    If you are seeing the messages this means that your account has been visited from an unusual place given below
    IP :
    Country : Ukrania
    Ville : Odessa

    As a security measure, your account has been limited.
    Email : service@paypal.com
    Case id : PP-801-707-047
    Don't worry, you will be able to get your account back just after finishing this steps.



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