It looks real, but it’s fake.
The latest phishing scheme was hatched this morning and I was included. Immediately I went and changed my personal and business account passwords.
But NOT through the link in the email. That may be obvious to most. But watch out.
How Do You Know?
1 – Look at the email at the top that the scheme came from. The first hint is that it is NOT from @paypal.com
It’s from a different email:
2 – The English is poor: “for security reason your account is temporarily locked” (no period)
Unlike me, professional companies rarely make grammar mistakes.
3 – The logo is wrong
Having elderly parents and grandparents, this sort of deception really chaps my hide. So be on alert. Look really hard at this common type of scheme in your email. It’s exactly how the DNC got hacked. It’s how scammers take your personal information, money, and more.
Report scams to the service. In the case, for PayPal it’s this link: paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/security/report-problem