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Crooks Sending Phishing Links in Text Messages To Steal PayPal Account

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Text Messages are a Hacker’s Latest Weapon to Dole out PayPal Phishing Scams

The easiest way cyber criminals can try to hack your social media or PayPal account is to drop phishing link or malware straight into you inbox but recently these malicious actors seem to have become experimental.

They are probably trying out newer ways to victimize innocent PayPal users and are open to using all kinds of techniques at their disposal. These criminals are currently turning to phone text messages to obtain their nefarious objectives.

Here is the latest example of one such campaign. Reportedly, the scammers delivered text messages to PayPal users purporting to be sent by the PayPal Team. This message was more like a warning to PayPal users because the recipient was informed that his/her account has been locked and a URL link should be followed to restore access.

You have guessed it right, the message hasn’t been sent by the PayPal team at all. When you click on the link you will be...(continued)

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