Paypal Users: Don't Get Found By Phishers

This is the link displayed in the email I received.


There is a rising trend in Paypal phishing scams. The newest Paypal spoof I received warns me that my Paypal account is suspended. I-t requires me to recover complete access to my account by logging in to Paypal. When I select the link provided in the mail, I am delivered to a website that looks exactly like the PayPal login page. However the link does not head to Paypal. Should people need to identify extra resources about, there are many online resources you can investigate.

This is the link displayed in the email I received.

It really takes you to your page when you go through the link.

It's usually perhaps not recommended to click on links within an mail. Make sure that you're signing to the Paypal website by considering the target location section of your browser, if you do.

Contact your bank or credit card issuers immediately to avoid identity theft, when you have already responded to the fake email. Should you desire to check your Paypal account status, manually kind PayPal's address into your browser and sign in normally.

I was able to tell that it was a spoof email as the email began with Dear PayPal member.' Paypal will always address you by your first and last name. Navigating To certainly provides suggestions you should use with your brother. They will never send a note to you and address you as Dear PayPal member or such.

Another way to tell if an email is from Paypal is to consider the entire header. The email header is the indication of perhaps the email is from Paypal or-not. When considering the header it should say who sent the e-mail in the first two lines. Example in the latest spoof email I received it came from

Return-Path: [email protected]

Received: from

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals host, then you know the email is just a spoof. Navigating To seemingly provides tips you should give to your mother. The FBI is earnestly investigating these spoofs, therefore please report any suspicious e-mails by forwarding them to [email protected] You can also file a complaint with the Net Fraud Complaint Center at

More guidance regarding defending your Paypal consideration is found at

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