A Sample of the "PayPal Thank you for your Payment" Scam
From: Noreply ®. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 6:41:36 PM
Subject: [INVOICE] Thank you for your payment of $59.00 on your Pɑyρɑl account to Kimcil Mangan Jagung.
Thank you for your payment of $90.00 on your Pɑyρɑl account to Kimcil Mangan Jagung.
The billing statement is ready to be viewed.
to view or cancel your transaction, please open it and let us know that you need any changes (view) in the file or save it (download it) to your computer.
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 log in from there.