Action Fraud is warning the public about phishing emails, sent out by criminals, claiming to be from PayPal.
The warning comes after Action Fraud received over 1,000 reports within 24 hours on 20 July 2020 about emails claiming to be from PayPal. The emails state the recipient’s account has been “limited” as a result of a policy violation.
The emails then ask for customers to update their account, or check the security of their account by clicking a link in the email. The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites that are actually phishing sites designed to steal PayPal login details, as well as personal and financial information.
Please be on the lookout for this email and If you receive this email please do the following,
Forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org then delete it
If a suspicious link was clicked or attachment opened/downloaded then run a virus check on your computer
If bank details were given out then contact your bank immediately and change your online banking passwords