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" [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Your Account Is Limited You have 24 hours To Resolve Limitation !
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 .
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.