New Fake PayPal Email Scam Is Out To Steal Your Identity
A new fake PayPal email scam that claims to be from PayPal is out to steal your identity. This fake PayPal email scam is in the form of an email that has a form attached to download. The form can be opened in your browser. It looks real enough but it is a fake.
The form contains boxes for you to fill in that ask for all of the most important details of your account:
Resolution Center: Your PayPal account has been limited!
Restore Your Account
You have received this form because your PayPal account has been suspended for security reasons.
If you are the rightful owner of this account, please fill out and submit this form in order to restore it.
Please fill in all the fields.
Credit/Debit Card Number
Card Expiration Date
CSC What’s this?
Home Phone Number:
Date of Birth:
Mother’s Maiden Name:
Social Security Number:(United State Only)
The email is full of inaccuracies and if you put it in a spell checker this would be apparent. There are 3 misspells, there is no personalized intro, and if you notice the copyright is not up to date.
The Latest PayPal Email Scam Reads:
During our regularly scheduled account mainteneance and verification
procedure we have a slight error in your billing information.
1. A recent change in your personal information (ie. change of address, email address)
2. An inability to accurately verify your selected option of payment due to an internal error within our systems.
Please verify your information. To do this we have attached a form to this email.
Please download the form and follow the instruction on your screen.
We are requesting this information to verify and protect your identity.
This is in order to prevent the illegal activity of PayPal accounts.
Please do not reply to this email. We apologize for ani inconvenience this may have caused.
Sincerely, PayPal Security,
© Copyright © 1999–2011 PayPal. All rights reserved.
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Please do not fill in this form and send it to the recipients. It is not from PayPal. It is from criminals that can steal your identity and make life miserable for you.
Forward a copy of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org and report this as an email scam. The sooner these criminals’ website and email accounts are banished from the Internet the better.