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"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.

PayPal Unusual Sign-in Activity Phishing Scams
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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

Sincerely,

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.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 7:07 PM by info

    "From: "servicer@intl.paypal.com-customers-alerts-ngepelqoes.amawaterways.com" <servicer@intl.paypal.com-customers-alerts-ngepelqoes.amawaterways.com>

    Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019, 04:10:16 PM EDT

    Subject: Action required: Unusual login activity in your PayPal account.

    Logo

    Account Alert Notification!

    Dear Customer,

    Your PayPal account has been detected by unusual login activity. On 10/08/2019

    Activity Details:

    Time & Date : Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 - 9:47 PM

    Location : Surabaya, West Java, Indonesia

    Platform : Windows 10 Home

    Useragent : Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/75.0.3770.100 Safari/537.36 OPR/62.0.3331.68

    Log in to PayPal

    Sincerly,

    PayPal Support"

    Here is another scam.

  • January 26, 2019 at 4:43 PM by an anonymous user from: Sofia, Sofia-Capital, Bulgaria

    What I hate is that I cannot send the email back to those stupid scam b*tards and to tell them I'm gonna f**k them in the a**es and I'm gonna shove their scam emails in their s*tty mouths cause they're wasting my time.

    My precious 5 seconds I have to sacrifice to delete their emails. The email sent to me was sent by my email. It's like I've sent this email to myself haha these little mouses are so afraid to send scam emails from their email cause someone's going to track them down and f**k them in their a**es! Wouldn't be the first time, hahaha.

  • September 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

    PayPal

    Dear Customer

    Warning : Unusual activities on your account

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

    Login

    Thanks for helping us to maintain your account's security

    Sincerely,

    PayPal"

  • July 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 : 176.97.103.90

    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.

    Continue"

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