New SMS PayPal Scam

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Think your phone is safe from a cyber attack? Think again…

Hackers don’t just hammer your email with phishing, they use texting to scam you too! Their current text, or Short Message Service (SMS), scam utilizes PayPal as the lure.

The text message fraudulently claims to be from PayPal, and it says there has been unusual activity detected on your account. If you click on the link in the text, you’re taken to a phishing site that looks almost identical to PayPal’s login page. You are then prompted to enter your email address and password. Last, you’re asked to enter your mother’s maiden name, your home address, and your financial details.

This is a scam!

Remember the following safety tips:

Don’t click on links in a text message or an email that you weren’t expecting. When you receive a message asking you to log in to an account or online service, go to the login page from your phone’s browser or use the service’s official mobile application. This way, you can ensure you’re logging in to the real website.

Do not reuse passwords. If you use the same password for multiple accounts and one gets hacked, they’re all at risk of being compromised

Samantha Keller
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