PayPal users, if you have received the "Paypal is Looking Out For You" email message below, which claims their accounts need to be confirmed, 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 is Looking Out For You" Scam
From: "email@example.com" - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 10/21/19 2:16 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Account Alert .: Verify Your Account - Support Account Detail Report Sorted by Reference (Transaction Email UP3DAU9BSNTLMQZQG4NJ) / Fw: Nouvelle tentative de connexion d'application. [CASE]
PayPal is looking out for you
At PayPal, your security is a top priority. we’ve taken extra precaution to confirm that your PayPal account is secure and have assigned your account with a temporary limited.
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.