Scammer behind the PayPal scam send PayPal users an official-looking email asking them to verify their account or identity. The email is addressed “Dear PayPal Customer” and the email looks like an official PayPal email one along with a html file as an attachment.
The mail misguide the users by saying “You have added a new email address for your PayPal account”. Further, the mail creates an illusion for the users, that if you feel an unauthorized person changed your account, then you can keep your old email and restore your PayPal account. So, download the attached form and fill it.
When the user open the html file, it display a dummy page of “PayPal my account” and ask to fill the personal and confidential information such as name, phone-no. credit card details etc.
If the users fill up the information and clicks on submit then all the confidential information is transferred to attacker.
The above image shows you the link, where your information is transferred. We request all readers to pay more attention while dealing with such fraudulent mails.
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