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Beware of "PayPal Overstock Items Shipped Cancellation" Scam

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Beware of "PayPal Overstock Items Shipped Cancellation" Scam

PayPal users, please be on the lookout for fake emails like the one below, which claim your order or items have been shipped and your PayPal account has been charged. The fake emails are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to trick PayPal users into clicking on the links in the fake emails. The links or buttons in the fake email go to a phishing website looking similar to PayPal's website, where visitors will be asked to sign into with their PayPal account. But, but any attempts to sign into the fake PayPal website will send the visitors' PayPal credentials to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam, who will hijack the accounts and use them fraudulently.

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The "PayPal Overstock Items Shipped Cancellation" Phishing Scam

[New Transaction Receipt] Overstock items from order #17659466 have shipped 02/06/2018

Be careful. This message looks like a phishing scam. Learn more about phishing

service@paypaI.com <cs66controlled@logitectumbal-1.com>

Wed 2/7/2018, 12:24 AM



Your order is on its way!

The following items from order #170924266 have shipped:

We have successfully charged amount $218.05 to your PayPaI, Cancel Now

If there are additional items in your order, you’ll receive an email when they have shipped. You can check the status of your order any time by visiting the My Account page and clicking ‘Order Status’.

Shipping Information

vickie Sherman

6253 buckland mill rd

Roanoke, VA 24019

Tracking Information (Multiple items/quantities may ship separately)

Product Status Carrier Quantity

Nuvo Diesel 4-Light Large Flush Mount Shipped UPS 1

Package shipped 02/06/18 1ZV348180327287512

Items with multiple pieces or quantities may ship in separate packages.Items with multiple pieces or quantities may ship in separate packages.

Tracking information may not be updated for 24 hours.

Multiple items may be shipped in the same package.

Orders with multiple items may arrive in separate packages.

For frequently asked questions or further assistance, click here.

Product specific return policies:

Jewelry, Watches & Accessories


Computers and Electronics

Large Screen TVs (37” or larger)

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 they will be able to view payments and other transactions. This will prevent them from becoming victims of phishing scams, where cybercriminals 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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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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