- With a phishing email, fraudsters want to get your personal data.
- Suspicious activity on your credit card serves as an excuse.
- Do not click on the link and do not provide any data.
Cybercriminals impersonate PayPal support and send phishing emails with the subject line “latest news”. Scammers warn you that your account may have been restricted because suspicious activity was detected on a linked credit card.
To unblock, you will be asked to verify your identity and credit card ownership. You must provide all the necessary documents via an attached link. This request is very reminiscent of a current phishing campaign that criminals use to steal your identity. Almost mockingly, the criminals point out in a footnote that you should never share your password. You should follow these tips and not click on the link.
the Consumer Center points out that PayPal phishing emails often threaten to block your account. A wide variety of scenarios are given as the reason. Don’t be fooled by these.
Whatever the excuse, never divulge your information lightly. You can easily check if your account has really been blocked by using the real PayPal website or the app connects.
Simple signs: this is how you recognize every phishing email
A first indication that you have received a phishing email: The email will ask you to confirm personal data or enter it on a website. This Under no circumstances should you comply with the request. Also, criminals often use official company logos that they copy in their emails, but not official sender addresses.
If you find the suspicious sender, you should read the email twice. You will often find spelling mistakes or inconsistencies in German grammar. Attackers usually do not write their emails themselves, but rather use automatically generated messages or translate known emails with a translation program. But why all these efforts?
What do criminals achieve with phishing attacks?
Phishing is used on the Internet to collect real user data. The latter can make money if email addresses, names and other information are sold for advertising purposes or submitted in criminal forums. Thanks to the data obtained, cybercriminals can also deal with future phishing attacks in a more targeted way, which makes their attacks more effective.
Have you received a suspicious email?
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Attachments and links in malicious emails also often inject malware or viruses into your computer. Also, you should not just ignore suspicious emails. Forward them to the email address above and help us report future phishing attacks.
More fraud alerts on netzwelt – stay ahead of cybercriminals
But phishing emails aren’t the only danger lurking on the internet. In addition to fraud attempts, there are all kinds of viruses, Trojans and malware that can infect your computer. Unfortunately, data scandals are also part of everyday digital life. You can see the five most recent articles on the subject of “Scam Alerts” below:
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