»

The "PayPal Identification Protect" Phishing Scam

 +
The "PayPal Identification Protect" Phishing Scam

Would you share this article with others to help inform them?

PayPal users, if you have received the "Identification Protect" email message below, which claims that 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 Identification Protect" Scam

Paypal Identification Protect

Sun 4/21/2019 12:37 PM

From: "Paypal Help" [guido.vollmer@t-online.de]

To: Recipients

PayPal

Your Account Is Limited You have 24 hours To Resolve Limitation !

Hello customer,

We're sorry to inform you that you can not access at all your account advantages like sending money and purchasing,due to account limitation.

Why my account is limited? Because we think that your account is in danger from stealing and unauthorized use.

What do i need to do ?

What can I do to resolve the problem? You have to confirm all your account details on our secure server by clicking the link bellow and following all the steps .

Activate Now

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 and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

Please share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

Also, report missing persons, scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

If you want to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search engine.

You can help maintain Online Threat Alerts by paying a service fee. Click here to make payment.

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews
(Total: 0)

To help protect your privacy, please do not post or remove, your full name, telephone number, email address, username, password, account number, credit card information, home address or other sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews. Also, anonymous posts cannot be deleted or edited, and when you make a post, we will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users.

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review
Write your comment, question or review in the box below to share what you know or to get answers. Please revisit after an hour or more to view reponses or answers to you questions.

Your comment, question or review will be posted as an anonymous user because you are not signed in. Sign-in.

The "PayPal Identification Protect" Phishing Scam