BEWARE - PAYPAL PHISHING SCAM currently doing the rounds here in the uk.

in security •  4 months ago

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If you recieve a txt to your phone or an email saying : "Your paypal has been restricted. you have 12H to confirm the account information or your account will be closed : DO NOT CLICK THE LINK AND GIVE YOUR LOGIN DETAILS IT IS A SCAM. if paypal were to contact you they would use your name and would NOT link you to a login page via txt or email. BEWARE< DO NOT BLINDLY CLICK ON THE LINK OR YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE COMPROMISED.

I recieved a txt this morning reporting to be from paypal with the above message, it also had a link in it which immediately looked suspicious to me (after the correct paypal address paypal.co.uk it had .bmm0.pw/m/ on the end. .pw is the the country code top-level domain for Palau, so is obviously not paypals address)

NEVER EVER EVER give details to links you've recieved on your phone or in an email asking for login details.....
No reputable company will EVER ask you to click thru to their login page via a link sent in txt or email.
Only EVER login to the address you usually use and NEVER use a given link

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thanks for the warning, although I am not in the UK, its good to know because I do have an account with PayPal. I had a similar thing happen to me last week with regard to my Uphold Wallet. I never click on the links though I go directly to my account and see if there are notifications there for me. We can never be too careful.

Thank you so much for the warning!

You have a minor misspelling in the following sentence:

If you recieve a txt to your phone or an email saying : "Your paypal has been restricted.
It should be receive instead of recieve.

You have a minor misspelling in the following sentence:

If you recieve a txt to your phone or an email saying : "Your paypal has been restricted.
It should be receive instead of recieve.