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PayPal Users beware New Phishing email on the rise

Author: ITS

Posted on Jul 2, 2015

Category: General Interest , IT Security , Tips and Tricks

PayPal logo imageIf you’re a frequent user of PayPal, don’t get fooled by the latest phishing email circulating people’s inbox.

A new phishing email, claiming to be from PayPal, states that your account has seen unusual activity and requests you to log in and update your credit card information.

It doesn’t end there. The email also has a description at the bottom about how to identify fake emails.

With plenty of links to click that all feature PayPal in the name, someone in a rush could overlook the red flags that exist in this phishing email.

For tips on how to better protect yourself online, visit UNB’s Safe Computing website.

You can also check out PayPal’s webpage on how to handle phishing emails.