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Phishing PayPal E-mails Circulating

paypal_logoWarning to on-line customers, using PayPal; please note we have been made away that ‘Spoof’ or ‘Phishing’ scams are currently circulating via email accounts here in Co. Tipperary.

The e-mail suggests that PayPal have detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to your account and to help keep you safe, they require an extra security challenge.

A large icon in red requests that you should  ‘Verify Now’Please abstain from fulfilling this latter request. 

The e-mail message will read something like this:-

PayPal
We detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to your account To help keep you safe, we required an extra security challenge.
Date and Time : Saturday, 14 May 2016 (UTC), 9:36 PM
Browser : Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_3) AppleWebKit/537.75.14 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0.3 Safari/7046A194A

Operation System : Mac OS X 10.9.3

We need you to verify your identity for further use of your account.    Verify Now

First rule to remember is that if you are truly being contacted by PayPal, the company will always address you by your full Account Holder Name (Not “Dear PayPal member.” ) and will never ask you to verify information on line.

Remember if ever in doubt or you require assistance; you may contact PayPal on Tel: (1800) 948510. Remember also that 1800 Ireland virtual numbers are free and cost nothing to call.

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2 comments to Phishing PayPal E-mails Circulating

  • Michael

    Great info for the public, George.

  • Katie.

    George. I had a very unusual phone call last Thursday night. The caller was either trying to take off an Irish accent or God knows what his game was.
    The caller wanted to know about a terrible accident that happened in Ireland and I was suppose to have been a witness to this accident. I asked the caller “How did you get my phone number”, as it is a silent number and he slammed the phone down. The strange thing was the ID did show overseas but not a phone number. It was a worrying time for us as we have family in Fethard Thurles, and Cashel. To make matters worse I received an email the following day. Informing me that Michael Kelly was killed in Bedfordshire in an altercation. Of course I deleted that scam as well. George the mind boggles as to where these people get our information from.

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