Tuesday, February 28, 2017

PayPal Account Holders BEWARE!

If you receive ANYTHING from ANY source claiming to be PayPal, DO NOT RESPOND unless the address shown for the sender is actually from PayPal. I recently received the following email from a source that CLAIMED to be PayPal, but was not. It came from this email address: dnyvfabt@qukypjoc.vpulk. 

ALWAYS check the address and REMEMBER – PayPal will NEVER ask you for your password – EVER!

Here was the letter:

unknown.gif (the hacked PayPal logo went here)

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Case ID Number: PP-023-145-320-5676.
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Dear Cilent,

Recently, there's been activity in your PayPal account that seems unusual compared to your normal account activity.

To help protect your account, you can't :
  • Send or receive money
  • Withdraw money
Also, you won't be able to:
  • Add or remove any bank accounts
  • Add or remove any cards
  • Dispute any transactions
  • Close your account

You have to verify your information in order to continue using our service smoothly. 

You can resolve this by following these simple steps: 
1. Click on the button below. 
2. Log in by entering your email and password 
3. Provide the information associated with your account. 

Click Log In Here rights (I removed the link.)

Beef up your security 

This is part of our security process and helps ensure that PayPal. Continue to be safer way to buy item. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Thanks, 


PayPal 

Copyright © 1999-2017 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved. 

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Beyond the fact that the word, Client, is misspelled, the grammar and punctuation is atrocious – (i.e.. “This is part of our security process and helps ensure that PayPal. Continue to be safer way to buy item.”)

If you get a suspicious email like the one I received forward the entire email to spoof@paypal.com. I just did.

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