PayPal users, be aware of fake PayPal email messages claiming that you have sent money to Vultr Holdings LLC. The fake or phishing email messages are being sent by cybercriminals to trick PayPal users into clicking on a link within them that goes to a fake or phishing PayPal web page. The fake webpage will then attempt to steal PayPal credentials and credit card information. So, it is important that PayPal users remember never to click on a link to sign into their PayPal accounts. They should instead, always go directly to www.paypal.com.
A "PayPal You Sent Payment to Vultr Holdings LLC" Phishing Scam
PayPaI Receipt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Transaction lD: 8825N82NN177ASKK
You sent a payment of $95.00 USD to Vultr Holdings LLC
It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.
Vultr.com Cloud Hosting || $95.00 USD || Qty: 1
Payment sent to email@example.com
A charge will appear on your PayPal Account statement as "PAYPAL *VULTRHOLDIN" Payment sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Issues with this transaction?
You have 15 Days from the date of the transaction to open a dispute in the Resolution Center.
To cancel this transaction please follow the link below
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Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click Help in the top right corner of any PayPal page.
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal web page on a compromised website that was designed by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information.
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.
If you are tricked into submitting your PayPal credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your PayPal password and contact them for help immediately. Also, 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 login from there.