Persons who have already fallen victim to the phishing scam should change their PayPal passwords immediately before they are hijacked, and check their accounts for discrepancies.
The "Your PayPal Has Been Locked" Phishing Scam
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 10:52 am
Subject: Your PayPal Has Been Locked.
Your account has been locked until we hear from you
We regularly check the activity of your PayPal account. Recently, we found that some of the activities you are violating your agreement with us. Therefore, we have locked your account and can not offer the service for you.
What can i do?
Update account information
Using PayPal log in the list of auction or website
What to do next?
You have 2 days from the date of your PayPal restrictions to fully restore your account access through the Resolution Center. If we don't receive the information before this deadline, your account access may be further limited.
Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For help, log in to your PayPal account and click Help on any PayPal page.
To receive emails as plain text instead of HTML, change your Notifications preferences. Just log in to your PayPal account, go to your Profile and click My Settings.
It is important for online users to remember that they should never sign into their accounts by clicking on a link. They should always go directly to their online accounts' websites and sign-in from there instead.