PayPal users, be aware of fake PayPal emails claiming that you have sent payment to Microsoft Payments and you have the option of canceling it. The fake or phishing email messages are being sent by cybercriminals to trick PayPal users into clicking on a link within them that goes to a fake or phishing PayPal web page. The fake webpage will then attempt to steal PayPal credentials and credit card information. So, it is important that PayPal users remember never to click on a link to sign into their PayPal accounts. They should instead, always go directly to www.paypal.com.
A "PayPal You Sent a Payment to Microsoft Payments" Phishing Scam
From: service@intI.paypal.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 15:16
Subject: You sent a payment of $74.99 USD to Microsoft Payments. Payment is made on April 1, 2019. Invoice ID# ZGOI3J98A3HZ64W for order Currency Mega Pack / (U heeft een betaling van $ 74,99 USD verzonden naar Microsoft Payments. De betaling vindt plaats op 1 ...
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal website that was designed by cyber criminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information.
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.
If you are tricked into submitting your PayPal credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your PayPal password and contact them for help immediately. Also, 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.