The most recent PayPal Phishing scam doing the rounds!

News from Omniquad | July 25, 2012

Paypal Phishing scam linking to fraudulent webpage paypai.com.

The global payments and money transfers service paypal.com has become victim of yet another email phishing scam.

The email purporting to come from Paypal, tells you that your PayPal account has become limited and to activate your PayPal account again by clicking the link provided in email.

PayPal Phishing scam July 2012

Relogin link ‘http://www.paypai.com-service.confirm.cgi-bin.w2bscr-cmd.login.submit.new-load.5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8dcbcd55a50598f.agled.com.ar/paypai-login/service/Restart.php’ taking us to below fake webpage which appear almost identical to the official site.

Also, note that paypal.com has been deliberately misspelled as paypai.com in the URL, making it look legitimate at first glance if you don’t notice the “l” has become an “i”.

PayPal Phishing Email scam

As always, type the regular PayPal URL into address bar yourself instead of clicking the link in email, because you could be providing your account information / personal information to internet criminals.

Consider investing in an email filtering solution, which will stop scams and spam, malware and phishing emails entering your system at all, or web filtering services for screening malicious links for you so you wont have to worry so much, or ask your workplace to get one in place.

This is not a new scam, it has been doing the rounds for some time, in different varieties for years.

For more information, see our earlier article “PayPal Email Scams – How to recognize fake PayPal e-mails.“. This gives more information about what to do if you think you have been scammed, or how to avoid being hoodwinked. But more importantly, learn how to spot the fakes and keep your information safe.

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