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Phishing

AdrianWolmarans
New Community Member

Phishing

Earlier today I received the following  text message: 

 

PayPaI:Your account has violated our term agreement please go to: <removed> to lift limitations.
 

There are no notifications on my account about this, do i take it seriously?

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kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Phishing

@AdrianWolmarans 

 

If its a spoof then NEVER USE ANY LINK.

Firstly if the email/text addressed you as ''Dear Member'' / ''Customer'' / ''Client'' OR your ''email address'' then that confirms its a spoof as paypal would address you by your full name eg Dear John Smith.

Secondly if there was a link OR attachment in that email/text to ''cancel'' any transaction or ''confirm'' any details then again it would be a spoof.

If there was a problem with your account Paypal would not ask you to click on an unsafe link in an email or by downloading an attachment, they would direct you to log in normally and go to the resolution or the message centre for more information.

More info here >>
https://www.paypal.com/us/selfhelp/article/how-to-spot-fake-emails-faq2340/2
https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/security/suspicious-activity


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