PayPal Support Text Scam

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PayPal Support Text Scam: How It Works

Beware of a new PayPal Support text scam happening as you are reading this. Whether it’s about a failed payment, restriction, unauthorized pay, or an unrecognized device, the scheme could have different variations. They are all phishing scams (as a matter of fact, customed PayPal scams) that are meant to steal your identity and money.

Feel free to share your experience in the comments section. Also, please list the phone numbers that you’ve got the PayPal Support Text Message scam, too. Let’s take a look at how it works.

Below is a screenshot of the latest fake PayPal message going around:

Paypal text message

The content reads: “PayPal: Your account has been restricted due to a failed payment. Please login at HTTP://limited-user-paypal.com to remove any pending restrictions”.

In a different text message, the content looks like this: “PayPal: A new transaction was attempted from a new device. If this was not you, please visit: https://secverifpay.com/paypal/”.

One important thing to keep in mind is that criminals use the capital “i” instead of the letter “l” in “PayPal”. Doesn’t it look the same? It is perfect, which is the reason many people fall victim to this scam.

One other variation of the PayPal Support Text scam features a message that reads: “PayPal: You have authorized a payment of $120.45 to Mr. Patrick Heller. If this wasn’t you, cancel via paypal-secured.com”. It is exactly the same trick used in the previous examples, so beware.

PayPal Support Scam: How To Avoid

So, what happens if you click on the link?

If you do, the scammers redirect you to a webpage that looks like the official PayPal site. Do not click on anything. The bogus page asks that you put in your login credentials – and that includes your password and account number. Easy to imagine, crooks empty your savings.

This PayPal Support Text Message is one of the typical phone scams that are being perpetrated worldwide. Other examples include the PayPal Alert Scam and the  HSBC Text Message.

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PayPal Support Text Message: How To Report a Scammer

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How To Prevent Identity Theft and More

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William Galbreath

I DO SO APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO TO MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THESE SCAMS! WHAT I HAVE FOUND PERSONALLY IS THAT SECURITY SPEAKING EVEN IF IT IS LEGITIMATE I AM NOW LEARY ABOUT PROVIDING ANY INFORMATION CAUSING ME ISSUES WITH SITES JUST TRYING TO ADD MORE SECURITY PROTECTION!!!! LIKE GOOGLE PAY RECENTLY I CHANGED MY ADDRESS AND THEN 12 HOURS LATER I AM TRYING TO USE MY PHONE AND I GET A MESSAGE ABOUT HAVING CHANGED MY ADDRESS EARLIER AND TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE I NEEDED TO ENTER MY PHONE PIN# I THOUGHT THAT WAS STRANGE SO I… Read more »

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