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Paypal Users: Don't Get Caught By Phishers
12-11-2017, 10:27 PM
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Big Grin Paypal Users: Don't Get Caught By Phishers
This is actually the link shown in the e-mail I received.


There's a growing trend in Paypal phishing scams. The latest Paypal spoof I received warns me that my Paypal bill is suspended. Discover more on by visiting our wonderful link. Visiting possibly provides tips you could use with your cousin. It asks me to recover full access to my account by logging directly into Paypal. When I select the link provided in the mail, I am sent to a web site that looks exactly like the PayPal login page. However the link doesn't go to Paypal. Be taught supplementary info on by browsing our telling site.

Here is the link shown in the email I received.

It really requires you to some phisers page when you click the link.

It is broadly speaking perhaps not recommended to select links within an email. If you do, be sure that you're signing to the Paypal website by taking a look at the address location area of your browser.

When you have already responded to the mail, contact your bank or credit card companies immediately to prevent identity theft. Should you desire to check on your Paypal consideration position, manually type PayPal's address in to your browser and join normally.

I was in a position to tell that it was a spoof email because the email began with Dear PayPal member.' Paypal can often address you by your first and last name. They'll never send a note to you and address you as Dear PayPal member or such.

Another way to tell if a contact is from Paypal is to look at the full header. The header is your indication of if the email is from Paypal or not. When taking a look at the header it will say who sent the e-mail in the very first two lines. Case in the latest spoof email I received it originated in


Received: from

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals host, you then know the e-mail is just a spoof. The FBI is earnestly investigating these spoofs, therefore please report any suspicious messages by forwarding them to You can even file a complaint with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center at

More assistance regarding defending your Paypal account are available at

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