The PayPal payment system has once again found itself in the crosshairs of fraudsters

01 February 2017
The website of Eset, known to many for its Nod32 antivirus, published information about another phishing campaign against PayPal users.It is reported that potential victims of fraudsters began to receive emails notifying them of suspicious activity on their PayPal account. Because the content of the letter imitates the official address from the service representatives, many users, forgetting about the commonplace caution, rush to confirm their identity and give all of their personal information to the scammers.The thing is that when users click on "Sign in" in the letter they get not to the PayPal site, but to a third party site, looking a little different from the original, but owned by the scammers. There, taking advantage of a convenient form, victims themselves enter all the data required to break into a real account in the payment system and, thus, lose their money. Eset experts also point out that letters of these scammers abound in grammatical errors, so it will not be difficult to detect fraud for users who speak English. Nevertheless, in any case, it is recommended to be cautious and ignore suspicious links, spam, and use complex passwords for accessing various services and, if possible, two-factor authentication.