Phishing scammers target Paypal customers

 E-mails indicating a pressing need for action should be carefully examined and acted upon, because they are often phishing. Scammers are increasingly targeting Paypal users.

Is my PayPal account being used to pay for gambling? But if I use this link to log into my PayPal account right now, I can still stop the payment! If the e-mail wasn't forged, one might think it was pure luck.

The consumer protection portal "Watchlist Internet" warns anyone who is currently receiving one or similar e-mails not to believe the message and to never click on any links in it.  Criminals were behind the message, attempting to steal users' PayPal account login information as well as credit card information.

To accomplish this, victims are redirected to a spoof Paypal page, which is reasonably convincing but can be identified by a strange web address if you pay attention.

If you have any doubts about messages that suggest account blocking or suspicious transactions, simply log into the account in question as usual and investigate. This allows it to be quickly established that the claims made in the e-mails are false.

Anyone who has been duped by scammers and has given their personal information to phishing sites should immediately change their PayPal password and notify their bank about their credit card.

If any funds have already been deducted from your account, you should try to get them back from the bank.  If the financial loss is irreversible, the only option is to file a police report.


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