The "PayPal Verification Your Account" Phishing Scam

The PayPal Verification Your Account Phishing Scam

PayPal users, if you have received the "Verification Your Account" email message below, which claims that you need to confirm access to their accounts for security reasons, 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 Verification Your Account" Phishing Scam

From: Support <>

Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:39 PM

Subject: Verification_your_Account


Dear Customer

You have received this email for security reasons.We have detected an action that seems to be unauthorized by the account owner.It seems that one or more unauthorized devices was connected to your Paypal account.

We will ask you to confirm your information to access to your account.

Check My Account

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 and log in from there.

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  • August 21, 2020 at 2:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Tylertown, Mississippi, United States

    How do I recover my paypal account and money

  • July 29, 2020 at 8:15 AM by an anonymous user from: United Kingdom

    I've received an email saying:

    "Your account has been limited for security reasons.(Report-ID :KVL-NKCZ08RAT) [FWD]"

    Then at the bottom, it says Please verify your account as soon as possible, in a blue background the letters Verify Account. IS THIS A SCAM?

    • July 29, 2020 at 10:21 AM by info

      It is a scam. Always go directly to and sign into your account. If there are important messages, you will be notified after signing in.

  • June 1, 2020 at 9:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Liberty Hill, Texas, United States

    Appears this may be a new Phishing scam?


    Dear Customer,

    You are now paying through a large amount paypal, and we have noticed that you are doing

    this through another IP, so you must check first before paying anything,

    so if you are the one who does that, please click YES .

    In the case of you who did not do this please click No .

    and follow the steps to secure your account

    and we will Secure your account immediately after doing this .

    For more info on PayPal and how it works, take a look at our page .


    PayPal Service .

    Copyright © 1999-2020 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved. PayPal is located at 2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.

    PayPal PPC000477: 1.23.26: c70fde238bc18"

  • January 28, 2019 at 8:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

    I have received the letter of paymentapproval for the price they said l have won.Is true that list pay the amount of 350BGP before l can receive my fund.

    • January 28, 2019 at 9:54 AM by info

      It is a scam sent by thieves, so do not be fooled.

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The "PayPal Verification Your Account" Phishing Scam