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Beware of "PayPal Thank you for your Payment" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "PayPal Thank you for your Payment" Phishing Scams

PayPal users, be aware of fake "PayPal Thank you for your Payment" email messages claiming that you have made a payment to someone. 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.

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A Sample of the "PayPal Thank you for your Payment" Scam

From: Noreply ®. <ltwesquireaolcom@kjsdfjk489.co.uk>

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.

Dear Client,

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.

Best Regard

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.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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