Fake PayPal notifications about a bogus refund are hitting inboxes around the world, trying to trick users into following the offered link and supposedly log into their accounts in order to receive it: Unfortunately for those who fall for the ruse, the link will take them to a page that looks like PayPal's login page, but is actually a fake one mimicking PayPal's, and all the information submitted into it gets forwarded directly to the phishers behind this scheme, who can then use it to hijack the victim's PayPal and probably even gain entrance to other online accounts.
Millions of fake emails purportedly sent by PayPal have been hitting inboxes in the last few days, Webroot warns.
A rather generic but well-crafted fake American Red Cross email has recently been hitting inboxes around the world and asking recipients for donations: As the offered link can be seen leading to a legitimate PayPal account, users might feel safe following it.
An extremely legitimate looking email supposedly coming from PayPal has been hitting inboxes in the last few days, trying to trick customers of the popular e-payment giant to follow a link embedded in it, Webroot warns.
Joining the likes of Google, Facebook, Mozilla and others, PayPal has announced that it will be offering money for information about security bugs that affect their site (www.paypal.com).
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