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Beware of "PayPal We Recorded Previously Suspicious Movements in your Account" Phishing Scam

2018-08-12T15:58:28 -  +
Beware of "PayPal We Recorded Previously Suspicious Movements in your Account" Phishing Scam

PayPal users who have received "PayPal We Recorded Previously Suspicious Movements in your Account" email messages like the one below, which claim that a suspicious order activity has been noticed on their accounts and they need to sign-in order prevent their account from being limited, are asked not to click on the link in the email message. This is because the link or button in the fake email messages go to a phishing website looking similar to PayPal's website, where visitors will be asked to sign into with their PayPal account. 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 We Recorded Previously Suspicious Movements in your Account" Phishing Scam

From: Service_Customer. zz_rider1160-86379020067985@update.user.co.uk

Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2018 5:03 AM

Subject: [ Paypal ] We recorded Previously suspicious movements in your account! [Recibo:7 ! ]

PayPal

We recorded Previously suspicious movements in your account

Your account wiII be limited, Because We recorded previously suspicious movements in your account,pIease Updates your account informations in order to continue and to ensure the best service.

Update Account Now AII this for protect your Account with Update Now

Case ID Number : PP-100-991-559-427.

Confirm account

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 notified of changes and other important updates if there is any.This will prevent them from becoming victims of phishing scams, where cyber criminals 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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