UnAuthorized Access: Case ID Number: PP-859-48-3971 - Paypal Phishing Scam In Circulation
If you’ve received an Email that appears to be sent from Paypal with a subject line that reads “UnAuthorized Access: Case ID Number: PP-859-48-3971” Do not click on any links or attachments provided in the Email, because this is yet another phishing attack circulating on the Internet.
Recipients that get this Email are urged to forward the Email to “spoof @ paypal.com” to help them find the source of these forged Emails or to delete the message to avoid a possible computer infection.
The text of the Email reads:
“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:
We recently received a report of unauthorized credit card use associated with your account. As a precaution, we have limited your online account access in order to protect against future unauthorized transactions.
Case ID Number: PP-859-48-3971
This is a reminder to restore your account as soon as possible.
Please download the form attached to this email and open it in a web browser. Once opened, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.
In accordance with PayPal User Agreement, your account access will remain unauthorized until the issue has been resolved. Unfortunately, if access to your account remains unauthorized for an extended period of time, it may result in eventual account closure.
We encourage you to restore your PayPal account as soon as possible to help avoid this. 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 apologize for any inconvenience.
You are receiving this email notification because this email address is listed as the administrative contact email for your PayPal account.
Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. Please download the attache PayPal Form and complete the filled and click on Submit button.
PayPal Email ID PP076
Case ID Number: PP-859-48-3971
This e-mail and any accompanying attachments are confidential. The information is intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any review, disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of this e-mail communication by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify me immediately by returning this message to the sender and delete all copies.”
Other clear indicators this Email is fraudulent is the sender which is listed as [email protected] and the text that urges recipients to “download the attache Paypal form and click on submit button.”
If you’re targeted in this Email ploy, be sure to report it and delete it so it can’t harm your computer. Also, kindly share this message with others so they can avoid falling victim to this malicious Email attack.