PayPal Phishing Scam – Your Account has Been Limited

by on 01/28/2013 in Scams & Hoaxes, Security

There’s an email purporting to be from PayPal, claiming that your account has been limited due a problem. This is a phishing scam that tries to fool members in providing personal information in order to lift the limit of their PayPal account. These scammers create web pages using all the same content and logos to mimic the legitimate PayPal site.

Many of these phishing scams can be spotted easily by incorrect spelling and poor grammar.PayPal Phishing Scam

Actual Email

Security Center!

Dear Customer,

You Have Problem In Your Account! Identity protection matters. And PayPal works day and night to help keep your identity safe.

That’s why it has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website.

If you could take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To login to your PayPal account and update your records click on the following link:

Link removed.

Updating your billing information and security questions will prevent unauthorized third party access, and possibly unauthorized purchases. We thank you for your cooperation.

Resolution Center.

Yours sincerely,

PayPal

If you receive an email like the one I provided, mark as spam and delete it.

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