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Intl-limited Scam: Fake PayPal Emails That Steal Account Credentials

Intl-limited Scam  Fake PayPal Emails That Steal Account Credentials

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PayPal users who have received fake emails like the one below from, which claim their account has been limited, are asked to delete them and should not follow the instructions in them. This is because the fake emails are phishing scams sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to trick their potential victims into visiting a fake PayPal website. Once on the fake website, visitors will be asked to sign-in, but if they attempt to do so, their PayPal account credentials will be sent to the cybercriminals.

An PayPal Scam Email -

Wed 5/20/2020 2:00 PM

Hello Customer - Your PayPal account has been temporarily limited Unlock Account Now


We've noticed significant changes in your account activity.

Your PayPal account has been limited

Dear Customer,

We emailed you a little while ago to ask for your help resolving an issue with your PayPal account. Your account is still temporarily limited because we haven't heard from you.

The system has detected that your account has been recorded from an Unknown Dangerous Device.

What's the problem?

We noticed some unusual activity on the credit card linked to your PayPal account.

Case ID Number: PP-003-523-101-651

How you can help

Please take action on your account soon. It's important that you let us know because it helps us prevent unauthorised persons from accessing the PayPal network and your account information..

Reactive Account Service Now

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you need further assistance, please click Contact at the bottom of any PayPal page.



PayPal users who have been tricked by the scam area asked to change their password immediately and check their account for fraudulent transactions, and report them to PayPal.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • July 20, 2020 at 8:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Littleton, Colorado, United States


    From: <>

    Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 12:58 PM

    To: <>

    Subject: Re: [Daily Report Alert] [New access detected] About last day activities and changed account information From Singapore on 20/July/2020. #22956624

    Your PayPal has been limited

    As a part of our security measures, we proceed regularly screen activity to learn PayPal recently contacted you after having indentified a problem on your account. Demand information from you for following reason. Our system detected unusual changes to a card credit linked to your PayPal account.

    What do I have to do?

    It's simple click on the "Update Account" button and complete the account activation step.

    • July 30, 2020 at 12:21 PM by an anonymous user from: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

      How do I know if this is the real pay pal. I don’t give out me social security number to anyone. Until I hear back from you 484 5... so I can ask you some questions I won’t be using my pay pal account at all. Minnich

      • July 30, 2020 at 12:23 PM by info

        Always go directly to and sign into your account. After signing in, you will alerted to important changes or notices.

  • June 24, 2020 at 2:50 PM by an anonymous user from: Eugene, Oregon, United States

    When you get an email from “PayPal” stating your account is limited or suspicious activity or the like:

    Do not click within that email.

    Go to your browser to go directly to the official PayPal site. You’ll probably find your account is fine.

    Always use a second verification to get into your PayPal account. It protects your account from all the PayPal scams.

    The scams want you to type in all your personal information, including password, social security number, address, email, phone.

    I received too many PayPal scams that I took off my credit card information just to feel financially safer from the scammers.

    Just remember, do not click within the email, go directly to PayPal via your web browser.

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Intl-limited Scam: Fake PayPal Emails That Steal Account Credentials