PayPal Email Scam Alert Warning
Using any online payment or money transfer platform is very fast easy and convenient. However, one thing users most u into consideration is the security aspect of the platform so as not to fall in scammers. Recently, there was a notification on PayPal email scam alert warning for PayPal users worldwide.
Basically, this came in as a result of a scam activity that occur over a 24 hours period of time. Therefore, over 1000 persons where targeted by a PayPal phishing email scam in a single day.
More so, the PayPal active security alert was able to notice this activity on their users account and sent out a scam warning alert. Therefore, this made the so many users to notice the scam process and guide themselves as of not to fall victims.
PayPal Phishing Email Examples
Here, is the email pattern the scammer will send to its victims and how they will prompt you to access the link on it. below is an example of a PayPal phishing email.
Your account (recipient account) has been limited as a result of a policy violation. Furthermore, they will then ask the account holder to update their account by clicking on a link in the email.
Therefore, once the users click on the link, it will then take them to a well looking legitimate website that is design as a PayPal login page. Once the user enters, he or her login details via the website as well as personal and financial information the scamming process begins.
Particularly, in July 20 alone the Action Fraud Agency in UK national reporting center for fraud and cyber crime receive a report of over 1000 scam complains.
Pauline Smith Head of Action Fraud Agency UK
The Head of Acton Fraud in the UK Pauline Smith said: Phishing is a gateway to fraud. However, the phishing emails are commonly use to gain an access to a user’s personal and banking details. Therefore, they will then use this process to steal your money or identity.
Also, these criminals easily spoof a legitimate phone number. Also, using fake email address of a trusted organization which will then trick users to provide vital information. Therefore, if you receive such a message according to the one stated here or any suspicious one always takes your time to crosscheck.
Make sure to access the email with the organization in question. Also, brand that is contacting you, so as to know if it is a genuine one. Furthermore, if you notice any wrong thing the ignore the message and file a report.
Tips on How to Detect Scam Alerts Emails & SMS
For you to detect a scam alert you most take your time to access very well any email notification. As well as SMS messages asking you for your personal or financial details.
Note: No official organization such as your bank will ask you to provide any financial or personal information. Either by SMS or email. However, if any like that is necessary from such an organization, they will ask you to visit their bank office. There they will rectify any issue via their customer service present physically.
Therefore, if you receive any suspicious email requesting you to input any login details as regards your bank the avoid clicking on such kind of links.
How to Report Suspicious Scam Emails
Yes, y can easily report any suspicious email to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service. Therefore, when you do so the service will take up the email and check it out professionally. They will scrutinize it to see if it real or fake. More so, as a PayPal user or if you are using any online payment platform and you notice a suspicious email. Simply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you do this just ignore the suspicious email alert.