The "PayPal Your Account Access is Locked" Phishing Scam
From: "Support." <email@example.com>
Date: 24/11/2018 1:16 am (GMT+12:00)
Subject: account notification PP-948-300-223-834
Your Account Access is Locked
Unfortunately we are unable to process your PayPal services due to security reasons. As a result, your account has been locked and all your services are suspended.
What should I do?
In orde to restore your access, some information needs to be confirmed. Use the link below to sign in and confirm identitication details in order to unlock your account and resume your PayPal servies.
We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure security.
Restore Account Access
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal which was created by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information on it. 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. The cyber-criminals/scammers behind the phishing email message will change the website's name, so look out for similar phishing email messages with links that go to different phishing websites.
If you are tricked into submitting your PayPal credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your PayPal password immediately and 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 log in from there.