The "PayPal You've Added Your Phone Number To Your Account" Scam
From: PayPal email@example.com
Date: 14 June 2020 at 11:32:08 BST
Subject: Yo've added your phone number to your account
Reply-To: PayPal - firstname.lastname@example.org
You've added 0*****41419.
Adding your phone number to your profile helps us reach you quickly and ensure your transactions are safer.
If you've made this change, then you're all set.
If it wasn't you, please go to our website to
change your password and remove this number from your profile.
Access your account here
You can add, confirm or update a phone number at any time.
Thanks for helping us keep your account safer.
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal website 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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