With a current email scam targeting PayPal customers Queensland police are warning people to be cautious if they receive an unsolicited email reportedly from the company.
The email scam informs recipients that ‘Your PayPal account has been limited’ (see below image).
This is designed to look like an admin email from PayPal, but is completely fake.
The hoax message tries to make the victims believe that their account has been ‘temporarily limited’ and that they need to log in to fix the problem.
Once the victim has entered their login details, the scam website directs you to a page where you are asked to ‘update’ your personal information, including full name, DOB, address and phone number.
When you have entered your personal details the fake site asks for your credit card information, including the credit limit amount.
Once these criminals have obtained enough information to steal your identity and credit card information, you are then directed to the genuine PayPal website.