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text / sms to phone

message reads : unfortunateley we have detected unauthorised access 

please visit <removed> to remove block

 

i  have checked on paypal website and my  a/c seems fine

 

IS THIS A SCAM TO GET YOU TO ENTER YOUR DETAILS    which looks very similar to paypals login 

 

HOPE THIS HELPS

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Re: text / sms to phone

@highlander1745 

 

Yep looks like a typical spoof so 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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