Another one in the multitude of daily phishing emails trying to steal your PayPal account. This one is worth mentioning because of the bad spelling and grammar that proves this does not come from an English speaking criminal
The original email looks like this. It will NEVER be a genuine email from PayPal or Your Bank so don’t ever follow the links or fill in the html ( webpage) form that frequently comes attached to the email.
From: [email protected]
Date: Tue 06/09/2021 14:59
Subject: Your PayPal access bloqued
Your account is temporarily suspended.
We are working to protect our users against fraud!
Your account has been selected for verification, we need to confirm that you are the real owner of this account
To conclude the recovery of his account and service interruption card with number 4*** **** **** ****..
Please consider that if you do not confirm your data now, we are forced to lock this account for your protection
Must follow two steps, in case you have any questions during the execution of this process can be supported support team .
Confirm account NAW
Este email es resultado de una investigaciÃ³n Carrefour S.A.
The link behind confirm account NAW goes to a well known phishing site, which has been reported so many times http://paypal-securidad.com/informations/l/l/Index/
This one wants your personal details, your Paypal account log in details and your credit card and bank details. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your email, facebook and other social network log in details.
Please read our How to protect yourselves page for simple, sensible advice on how to avoid being infected by this sort of socially engineered malware.
All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email or click the link in the email . Whether it is a message saying “look at this picture of me I took last night” and it appears to come from a friend or is more targeted at somebody who regularly is likely to receive PDF attachments or Word .doc attachments or any other common file that you use every day. Or whether it is a straight forward attempt, like this one, to steal your personal, bank, credit card or email and social networking log in details.
Be very careful when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should not be run or opened.