The "Someone is Using Your Paypal Account" Phishing Scam
From: Dear Customer firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 11:49 AM
Subject: someone is using your PayPal account
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Log in to your PayPal account as soon as possible
Whats going on?
Were concerned that someone is using your PayPal account without your knowledge. Please log in to PayPal to confirm your identity and review all your recent activity. Your quick response will help restore your account.
Your debit or credit card issuer let us know that someone used your card without your permission. We want to make sure that you authorized any recent PayPal payments.
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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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