PayPal users are warned that a phishing email are being circulated and it falsely warn recipients that their account activity has been temporary limited and also that some unusual activity has been detected.
By clicking the log-in button on these emails, victims are redirected to a fake PayPal site which displays a message informing victims that for 15 days, they will be unable to withdraw funds unless the issue is addressed further. Moreover, those who click on "Continue" button to proceed are asked to enter more detailed information.
Researchers pointed out that PayPal did not send this email as it contains some minor grammatical and syntax errors, and the fake web page's request to enter a user home country is weird, and it also asks for Social Security number, which only applies to the U.S.
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