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Beware of "Your PayPal Has Been Locked" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Your PayPal Has Been Locked" Phishing Scam

The "Your PayPal Has Been Locked" email message below, which claims that the recipients' PayPal accounts have been locked and will be closed, is a phishing scam. The fake or fraudulent email message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on one of the links in it, which will take them to the fake and phishing website. The fake and phishing website, which looks exactly like the legitimate PayPal website, should not be visited and the instructions on it should never be followed because any information submitted on it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to hijack their victims' PayPal accounts.

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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: service@paypal.com <safe.servmail@verbile-acrst.com>

Sent: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 10:52 am

Subject: Your PayPal Has Been Locked.

PayPal

Dear

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.

Resolution Center

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.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Jan 21, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Folsom, California, United States

    Yes, and I almost fell for it.

    thanks

    DN

    delete


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