We Have Reviewed Your Account PayPal Scam
A malicious PayPal phishing email scam has been caught by MailShark spam filters. PayPal is an international online payment system. This email has a strange attachment which links through to a fake version of their website. Delete this email if received.
Figure A is a copy of the email in question. The subject line reads “We have reviewed your account” which attracts the reader’s attention enough to open it. The sender is shown as “PayPal Security Services”, however the email address is in no way associated with the official PayPal website which is a clear spam indicator. This emails contents is mostly text with an attachment which is the malicious link. Take note of the use of a generic greeting and lack of official PayPal branding which are clear signs of its true intentions.
Figure B is a safely captured screenshot of the page you will reach if the attachment within this email is clicked. It is a website phishing for your PayPal information, while you think you are logging into the official website. A dead giveaway on this page is things like the “forgot email / password” link, which does not even work. Do not enter your details here or you will be scammed.
MailShark has notified Paypal this fake website and scam.
When it comes to any payment or financial email always double check the contents, sender and contact the company directly if you are ever in doubt. Scammers are constantly creating new tactics and trickier strategies to phish for your personal log in data. Again, if you have received this email in your inbox be sure to delete it!