Danger for PayPal users: consumer protection warns of new scams

Just like bank customers, PayPal users are often victims of phishing attacks. The Consumer Advice Center is currently warning of a new scam where criminals want to access their victims’ data. In emails allegedly coming from PayPal itself, users are informed that their user account is “temporarily limited”.

Presumably, there was activity related to the user’s PayPal account. Therefore, the user cannot currently send money or withdraw money. In order to be able to use the account in its full extension again, the user must now verify the data entry via a button in the e-mail.

PayPal fraud can be very costly for victims

PayPal: Scammers are currently attempting to access your data with messages like this.

Consumer Center

A closer look at the email quickly reveals that it cannot be an official PayPal communication. Not only is a personal greeting or official PayPal email address missing, but the email is also full of grammatical and spelling errors.

If you have received such a message, you should move it directly to your spam folder and in no case click the button and then enter your details. Otherwise, they end up in the hands of scammers. In the worst case, they can even take over your account, which can cost you a lot of money.

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