Warning 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:-
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.