A "PayPal You Sent Payment to Dickssportinggoods, Ltd" Phishing Scam
From: PayPaI Receipt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2018 1:42:37 PM
Subject: Re: A payment receipt to Dickssportinggoods, Ltd. (email@example.com) - on Monday, November 26, 2018.
Monday, November 26, 2018,
Transaction ID: DGMLTA9512CMC8226H
You sent a payment of $39.98 USD to Dickssportinggoods, Ltd.
it may take some time until this transaction to appear in your PayPaI account,
firstname.lastname@example.org Instructions for merchants
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Shipping address - confirmed
Gloria R Bagwell
4568 Stuart Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States. Shipping details
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Description Quality Amount
ASICS Men's GEL-Contend 4 Running Shoes - Size : 9.5
$39.98 USD 1 $39.98 USD
Payment $59.97 USD
Payment sent to email@example.com
Invoice : lNV/2WTN/3BVT/RXVF
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal website that was designed by cyber criminals 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.