The "PayPal Account Has Been Suspended" Phishing Scam

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The PayPal Account Has Been Suspended Phishing Scam

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PayPal users, if you have received the "PayPal Account Has Been Suspended" email message below, which claims that your PayPal account has been suspended, limited, or access to your PayPal account has been limited, please note that it is a phishing scam. The fake and fraudulent email message was created and sent by cybercriminals to trick PayPal users into visiting a phishing website that will steal their usernames and passwords.

The "PayPal Account Has Been Suspended" Phishing Scam

From: Limited PayPal Account <Support@asf43ss.co.uk>

Date: 24 August 2018 at 13:50:36 BST

Subject: Limitation

PayPal

Your account has been suspended

Dear customer,

Access your account to remove the account limitaion. Log in to your account and update you billing and payment information. If you do not update your account information, your account will permanently suspended.

Click here to confirm account

Forgot your email or password? Recover them here

The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal which was created by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information on it. 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. The cyber-criminals/scammers behind the phishing email message will change the website's name, so look out for similar phishing email messages with links that go to different phishing websites.

If you are tricked into submitting your PayPal credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your PayPal password immediately and 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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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The "PayPal Account Has Been Suspended" Phishing Scam