The following Phishing attack in the name of PayPal was received on 21 st September. The sender is trying to get people to reply and then will be taken to a website where you will be invited to disclose your personal details – simply delete without clicking through or replying.
The clues that this is a scam are as follows:
- Email address is suspicious
- Subject title is unlikely by using the word “Seriously”
- “PayPal is spelt “PayPaI”
- “Into” is spelt “in to”
- “Users” is spelt “User”
The email reads as follows:
“Noreply Service cominr-comin (at) wadas.onmicrosoft.com
Subject: Seriously: Please Update Your Account
We emailed you a little while ago to ask for your help resolving an issue with your PayPaI account. Your account is still temporarily limited because we haven’t heard from you.
To help us with this and to see what you can and can’t do with your account until the issue is resolved, log in to your account and go to the Resolution Center.
- Sign in to your paypal account , update your account info
- Please read the Policy Update carefully. It contains important legal information about when and how the changes to our User Agreement will become effective.
- If you agree to the changes, you need to do anything as any updates will automatically come into effect. If you do not wish to accept the changes, we have also provided you with the steps you can take on the Policy Update page.
Log In to PayPaI
Please do not reply to this email because we are not monitoring this inbox. To get in touch with us, log in to your account and click “Contact Us” at the bottom of any page. .
Consumer advisory: PayPal Pte Ltd, the Holder of the PayPal™ payment service stored value facility,
does not require the approval of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. User are advised to read the terms and conditions carefully.
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