Be on the lookout for a fraudulent Email that purports to be sent from Paypal with a subject line that reads:
attention! your paypal! account! has been limited
This Email message is actually a scam that’s geared towards breaching your computer security. The message in it’s entirety says:
Information Regarding Your account:
Dear paypal Member:
Attention! Your paypal account has been limited!
As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the paypal system.We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.We requested information from you for the following reason:
Our system detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your paypal account.
Reference Number: PP-259-187-991
This is the Last reminder to log in to paypal as soon as possible. Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.
Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.
Click here to activate your account - (bad link provided here)
We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologise for any inconvenience..
paypal Account Review Department
A link provided in the Email message directs recipients to a website other than Paypal, which is never good for anyone that falls for it. Be sure to forward this message to [email protected] and after doing so, delete the message immediately.
If you’re an IT manager that is still seeing these types of Emails penetrate your Corporate Email boxes, you could be putting your entire computer network at risk by allowing employees and personnel to receive these types of messages, because if one person clicks on the link - even by mistake - this could expose security holes for viruses, trojans and malware to domicile themselves in your computer network with ease.
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