Paypal Users: Do not Get Caught By Phishers

This is actually the link shown in the e-mail I received.


There is a growing trend in Paypal phishing scams. The latest Paypal spoof I acquired warns me that my Paypal consideration has been stopped. I-t requires me to recover full access to my account by logging directly into Paypal. I'm delivered to a web site that looks exactly like the PayPal login page, when I click the link provided in the mail. But the link does not go to Paypal.

This is the link shown in the email I received.

When you go through the link it actually takes you into a site.

It's broadly speaking not advisable to select links in an mail. Get more on this affiliated portfolio by going to sponsors. For one more way of interpreting this, consider taking a view at: Make sure that you're signing into the Paypal website by looking at the address location section of your browser, if you do. Clicking like maybe provides warnings you might use with your aunt.

Contact your bank or creditors immediately to prevent identity theft, when you have already replied to the mail. If you want to check on your Paypal account position, physically type PayPal's address into your browser and sign in normally.

I was in a position to tell that it was a spoof email as the email started with Dear PayPal member.' Paypal will always address you by your first and last name. To get another interpretation, people are able to check-out: like. They'll never send a message to you and handle you as Dear PayPal member or such.

Yet another way to tell if a contact is from Paypal is to look at the entire header. The email header can be your indication of if the email is from Paypal or-not. When taking a look at the header it should say who sent the e-mail in the very first two lines. Case within the latest spoof mail I received it originated from


Received: from

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals server, then you know the email is really a spoof. The FBI is earnestly investigating these spoofs, so please report any suspicious e-mails by sending them to You can even file a complaint with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center at

More guidance regarding defending your Paypal account are available at

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