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2023 Author: Donald Evans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 05:03
PayPal is a popular Internet payment system with millions of users. It is already known that, where there is money, criminals come to try to deceive us and obtain benefits illegally. Now a new PayPal phishing is being spread by email Although it is not the most dangerous, you do have to stay alert.
The truth is that we have already seen attempts to falsify the PayPal website and also previous cases of quite serious phishing. Phishing is a practice in which a third party tries to impersonate a well-known company, and send us an email or SMS to obtain private data.
They usually look for service passwords or credit card numbers. The favorite victims are banks, PayPal and other large companies with many customers, to send messages in bulk. In many cases, what is being attempted is to steal money directly, and we have already seen that there are gangs dedicated to cybercrime.
Regarding the new PayPal phishing spread by email, the Internet Security Office has discovered it, and this is the email that is sent:
A fairly common scam
This new PayPal phishing uses a fairly common argument. It tells us that there is a problem with our account, and redirects us to a fake website to fix the problem. When we enter the password there, criminals have full access to our money.
In this case, the email itself already causes distrust, but the links that are sent to us generate even more doubts. In the email, TinyURL is used to direct us to the fake website, and then we enter a domain that is obviously not PayPal. Therefore, expert users will not be fooled, but not everyone can be expected to have experience dealing with phishing.
In general, we should always be wary of any email or SMS that they send us In case we want to check if what they tell us is True, we have to access the service's website directly, never follow the link they send us, which can be false.
What to do if we have fallen into the trap?
If this phishing has deceived us, we should contact PayPal as soon as possible. Logically, they are going to send us change our password, both in PayPal and in any other service in which we use it. Then we must look at our transactions, to see if any strange movement appears.
So a new PayPal phishing is spread by email. It is not one of the most dangerous we have seen, but the fact that it is written in Spanishl already implies an additional risk. Of course, we must be very careful with all the emails we receive.
What do you think of this phishing? Are you worried about your PayPal account, or do you always take maximum precautions with it?