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The "PayPal Your Access Online Has Been Locked" Phishing Scam

PayPal users, if you have received the "Your Access Online Has Been Locked" 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 Your Access Online Has Been Locked Phishing Scam
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The "PayPal Your Access Online Has Been Locked" Scam

From: service@paypal.com texautosportfi@texauto.es

Sent: Thursday, April 4, 2019 3:54 PM

Subject: Your account has been limited

PayPal

Dear Client,

Your Access online has been locked.

What's the problem ?

Your Information records are out of date.

That requires you to verify the Billing Information.

Click here, and verify your information on the following page.

Yours sincerely,

PayPal

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.

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  • February 25, 2020 at 6:52 PM by info

    "From: "service@paypal.com" <service@paypal.com>

    Date: February 25, 2020 at 2:17:31 PM EST

    Subject: Your account access is locked

    paypal

    Your account access is locked

    Dear Customer,

    Unfоrtunаtеly wе are unаblе to prоcеѕѕ your ΡayΡаl ѕerviсеѕ duе to ѕесurіty reаsоnѕ.

    Αѕ a rеѕult, yоur асcоunt haѕ bееn lоckеd аnd all yоur ѕеrvicеѕ аrе ѕuѕpеndеd.

    What should I do?

    In оrdеr tо reѕtore yоur аcсeѕѕ, ѕоme infоrmation nееdѕ to bе соnfіrmеd. Uѕе the lіnk bеlоw to ѕіgn іn and cоnfirm idеntifiсation dеtailѕ in оrdеr to unlосk yоur асcоunt аnd rеѕumе yоur ΡаyΡal ѕеrvіcеs. Wе аpprеciаtе yоur undеrѕtаndіng аs we wоrk to еnѕurе ѕесurіty.

    You can always Rеstorе Αсcоunt Αcсеsѕ

    Sincerely,

    PayPal"

    Here is another scam.

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The "PayPal Your Access Online Has Been Locked" Phishing Scam