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:
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 other text message scams, 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.
Delete the message and please report it below.
PayPal Support Text Message: How To Report a Scammer
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