Latest PayPal Email Scam Re Account Access Limited

I just received this little piece of BS from some ignorant twerp claiming that they are are limiting my ‘access to sensitive account features’ of my account.

We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information about your business to allow us to provide uninterrupted service. Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Why is my account access limited?

Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):

We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. Because protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, we have limited access to sensitive PayPal account features. We understand that this may be an inconvenience but please understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.

(Your case ID for this reason is PP-136-124-102.)

How can I restore my account access?

Please visit the Resolution Center and complete the “Steps to Remove Limitations.”

Completing all of the checklist items will automatically restore your account access.

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Clicking on the link will take you to a site that looks remarkably like the official PayPal site. The main difference is that it uses ‘http’ as part of its url where PayPal uses ‘https’. This is a clever scam as the unwary will enter their login information to access the site unknowingly giving the scam artist all their login details.

Things to remember when receiving an email claiming to be from PayPal.

1. They never ask for any of the following personal information in any PayPal email:
* Your full name
* Your password
* Driving licence number
* National Insurance number
* Credit and debit card numbers
* Pin numbers or bank account numbers

2. PayPal never email you an attachment or software update to install on your computer.This is important to remember as any such attachment could contain a serious virus threat.

3. Rather than clicking on any link provided in an email your best bet is to type directly into your browser window.

Here are some resources to help protect you from scam artists.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Pete Cursi

    Attached below is the latest PayPay email scam.

    Verify and update your PayPal account to earn $ 90.00
    Please only 5 minutes of your precious time to check and update your account.
    Instead, we will credit your account $ 90.00 – just your time.
    If you need to so we can credit your account.
    Please download or open the attachamet
    Please note the data must be accurate and all credit to your account

    Thank you for helping us become better and safer

    Sincerely, PayPal Department investigation.

    Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.

    1. BS Artist

      Thanks for that Pete. Can you imagine PayPal offering 90 bucks just to get you to verify your account :lol_ee:

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