PayPal users, be aware of fake PayPal emails claiming that you have sent payment to Privalia Venta and you have the option of reporting it as a problem. 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 Privalia Venta" Phishing Scam
From: firstname.lastname@example.org - email@example.com
Sent: April 26, 2019 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Verify Fraud]Your have Authorized Payment to Privalia Venta ,S.A. / Recipe de su pago a realizado Privalia Venta , S.A.
Attachment: No.#190417000Y2F.pdf (325 KB)
We noticed activity and are concerned potential unauthorised.
The following is the transaction that you have done:
Date : 26/04/2019 19:52:19
Country : Mexico
Reference No : 20190426791347394
Please Open [PDF] Attached for complete details.
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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.