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

Intl-limited Scam  Fake PayPal Emails That Steal Account Credentials

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.

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  • February 23, 2021 at 9:18 PM by info

    "From: s͏e͏r͏v͏i͏c͏e͏@i͏n͏t͏l͏.l͏i͏m͏i͏t͏e͏d͏.c͏o͏m͏

    Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:29 PM

    To: -

    Subject: Re: Summary activity - Review Status update on Tue, February 23, 2021. [XYDY27NXZZBBLW9GBOAJ]‍

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    Dear Customer,

    W͏e r͏e͏͏͏͏͏c͏e͏n͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏t͏l͏y a͏s͏k͏e͏d y͏o͏u t͏o t͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏a͏k͏e a͏c͏͏͏͏͏t͏i͏o͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏n͏ o͏n y͏o͏u͏r a͏c͏͏͏͏͏c͏o͏u͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏n͏t, b͏u͏t i͏t͏ l͏o͏͏͏͏͏o͏k͏s l͏i͏k͏e y͏o͏u h͏a͏v͏͏͏͏͏e͏n͏'t r͏e͏s͏p͏͏͏͏͏o͏n͏d͏e͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏d͏ y͏e͏t.

    We be͏͏͏͏li͏͏͏͏eve th͏͏͏͏at an un͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏autho͏͏͏͏riz͏͏͏͏ed pa͏͏͏͏rt͏͏͏͏y ma͏͏͏͏y ha͏͏͏͏ve acc͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏ess͏͏͏͏ed your a͏͏͏͏c͏͏͏͏co͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏unt. S͏͏͏͏om͏͏͏͏e i͏͏͏͏nf͏͏͏͏orm͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏ation on y͏͏͏͏our a͏͏͏͏c͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏cou͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏nt ap͏͏͏͏p͏͏͏͏ea͏͏͏͏rs to b͏͏͏͏e m͏͏͏͏iss͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏ing or in͏͏͏͏cor͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏rect.

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    • Send Payments

    • Withdraw Funds

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    Login to P͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏a͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏y͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏P͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏a͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏l

    O͏͏͏͏nc͏͏͏͏e yo͏͏͏͏u co͏͏͏͏mp͏͏͏͏l͏͏͏͏et͏͏͏͏ed t͏͏͏͏he re͏͏͏͏q͏͏͏͏ui͏͏͏͏red t͏͏͏͏as͏͏͏͏ks, Y͏͏͏͏ou c͏͏͏͏an s͏͏͏͏a͏͏͏͏f͏͏͏͏el͏͏͏͏y co͏͏͏͏n͏͏͏͏ti͏͏͏͏nu͏͏͏͏e u͏͏͏͏si͏͏͏͏ng y͏͏͏͏ou͏͏͏͏r P͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏ay͏͏͏͏P͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏a͏͏͏͏l account.



    Another scam.

  • November 27, 2020 at 11:31 PM by an anonymous user from: Centro Histórico, Málaga, Andalucia, Spain

    Yes, I also received they type of email.

  • October 9, 2020 at 2:37 PM by raadmail from: Erbil, Muhafazat Arbil, Iraq

    I have also received a similar email today: October, 9, 2020

    It says:

    "PayPal is looking out for you

    To restore your account:

    1. Click "Log In Now." In the below section.

    2. Follow the steps to restore your PayPal account.

    Log in Now

    contact us.



    The facked website URl:

  • October 7, 2020 at 4:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Hackney, England, United Kingdom

    Giving it time and I'm going to track them, sniff them out!

  • October 7, 2020 at 2:44 PM by info

    "From: <>

    Sent: Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:34 am

    Subject: Re: Reminder: Successful login from new Hungary. Sucsessfuly reset password: #8844...


    Dear Customers

    We've found suspicious activity on credit cards linked to your PayPal account and your account has been temporary restricted .

    If you would to like start using your account as usual again, please log in and follow the steps shown. You can also view these activity by visiting, or clicking ‘Update Information’ buttons at the bottom of this message and then follow the steps shown.

    Update Information

    If you have questions about any of these activity or your account, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

    Thank you for being a PayPal customer



    Here is another scam.

  • August 20, 2020 at 6:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    I get this spam TOO many times a week. Problem is that they always get a way of ignoring the outlook spam filter and goes to my inbox. Even if the sender e-mail is ridiculous. This is what actually harrasses me.

  • August 13, 2020 at 3:15 PM by an anonymous user from: United States

    Glad I found your company.

  • 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