Beware of “PayPal Activity Unauthorised Access” Phishing Scam

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Beware of "PayPal Activity Unauthorised Access" Phishing Scam

PayPal users who have received the message below, which claims that access to their accounts have been limited because they have been accessed by a third party, should delete it. This is because the message is phishing scam sent by cyber-criminals to trick PayPal users into visiting a fake PayPal website where their account credentials (usernames and passwords) will be stolen by the same cyber-criminals. The cyber-criminals will then use the stolen credentials to hijack their victims’ PayPal accounts and use the accounts fraudulently.

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The “PayPal Activity Unauthorised Access” Phishing Scam

[ News Reminder Alerts ] New Statement updated verify your information.PP7

Sun 22/10/2017 17:13

From: PayPal Support

View your recent activity now View online

PayPal

22/10/2017

Activity unauthorised access

We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. Because protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, we have limited access to sensitive PayPal account features.You can resolve your limitation by following these simple steps.

Log In Now

Paypal users should always go directly to www.paypal.com and sign into their accounts when they receive email notifications, instead of clicking on the links in the same email notification. Once they have sign-in, they will be notified of changes or updates. Doing this will prevent PayPal users from becoming victims of phishing scams.

PayPal users, who were tricked by the phishing email messages, should change their passwords immediately and check their accounts for discrepancies, and report those discrepancies (if there is any) to PayPal.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: [email protected] .

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