A "PayPal You Sent a Payment to DISCOUNT MAGAZINES LLC" Phishing Scam
Attachment: Invoice ID# PP85625202147569.pdf
From: firstname.lastname@example.org - email@example.com
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2019 3:57:37 PM
Subject: PayPal: You sent a payment of $39.00 USD to DISCOUNT MAGAZINES LLC (firstname.lastname@example.org). Payment created on Monday, Apr 22, 2019 Receipt ID# PP164751826350 for National Geographic Magazine. -Paid (Na slevu MAGAZINES LLC (email@example.com) jste odes...
Apr 22, 2019
Transaction ID: 2FK18790MR406634X
You sent a payment of $39.00 USD to DISCOUNT MAGAZINES LLC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Description Unit price Qty Amount
National Geographic Magazine $39.00 USD 1 $39.00 USD
Subtotal $39.00 USD
Total $39.00 USD
Payment $39.00 USD
Payment sent to email@example.com
Invoice ID: PP85625202147569
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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.