- Scammers are using a phishing scam to get your PayPal login details.
- A dubious payment supposedly leads to the blocking of your account.
- Ignore the email and delete it.
Do you have an email from PayPal in your inbox with the subject “Your data needs your help. File number.” receive? Then be careful, there are more phishing emails in circulation. The message states that an attempt was made to send an amount of 695.72 euros. As a result, your account has been temporarily restricted.
You can allegedly cancel the payment using the attached button labeled “Delete transactions”. However, you should refrain from doing this. If you click on the field, you will end up on a phishing page where your personal data and passwords will be requested.
The consumer advice center points out that PayPal phishing emails often threaten to block your account. A wide variety of scenarios are given as the reason. Don’t be fooled by these.
Whatever the excuse, never give away your information lightly. You can easily check whether your account has really been suspended by logging into the real PayPal website or app.
Simple signs: This is how you recognize every phishing email
A first indication that you have received a phishing email: The email will ask you to confirm personal data or to enter it on a website. This Under no circumstances should you comply with the request. In addition, criminals often use the official logos of the companies they are copying in their emails, but not official sender addresses.
If you find the sender suspicious, you should read the email twice. You will often find spelling mistakes or inconsistencies in German grammar. The attackers usually do not write their emails themselves, but instead use automatically generated messages or translate known emails with a translation program. But why all the effort?
What do criminals achieve with phishing attacks?
Phishing is used on the Internet to collect real user data. Money can be made with these if e-mail addresses, names and other information are sold for advertising purposes or passed on in criminal forums. With the data obtained, cyber criminals can also address future phishing attacks in a more targeted manner, making their attacks more effective.
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Attachments and links contained in malicious e-mails also often inject malware or viruses onto your computer. In addition, you should not simply ignore suspicious emails. Forward them to the above email address and help us report future phishing attacks.
More fraud alerts on netzwelt – stay one step ahead of cybercriminals
But phishing emails are not the only danger lurking on the internet. In addition to fraud attempts, there are all kinds of viruses, Trojans and malware that can infect your computer. Unfortunately, data scandals are also part of everyday digital life. You can see the five most recent articles on the subject of “Scam Alerts” below:
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