Paypal Users: Don’t Get Caught By Phishers

Here is the link shown in the email I received.


There is a growing trend in Paypal phishing scams. The newest Paypal spoof I acquired warns me that my Paypal bill has been stopped. I-t asks me to recover full access to my account by logging into Paypal. I am sent to a website that looks just like the PayPal login page, when I click the link provided in the email. However the link does not head to Paypal.

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

When you click on the link it really requires you to your site.

It’s generally not recommended to click on links in an mail. If you do, be sure that you’re signing into the Paypal website by taking a look at the address location area of your browser.

Contact your bank or credit card companies immediately to prevent identity theft, If you have already responded to the fake email. If you wish to check on your Paypal account status, by hand typ-e PayPal’s address in to your browser and join normally.

I was able to tell that it was a spoof email because the email began with Dear PayPal member.’ Paypal will always address you by your first and last name. They will never send an email to you and handle you as Dear PayPal member or such.

Still another way to tell if a message is from Paypal would be to go through the entire header. For alternative viewpoints, please consider taking a view at: The header is your indication of if the email is from Paypal or-not. To get extra information, please check-out: get When taking a look at the header it should say who sent the e-mail in the very first two lines. Case in the latest spoof mail I received it originated in


Received: from

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals machine, then you definitely know the e-mail is just a spoof. The FBI is actively investigating these spoofs, therefore please report any suspicious messages by forwarding them to You can also file a complaint with the Net Fraud Complaint Center at

More assistance regarding protecting your Paypal consideration are available at

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