Tuesday, 28 February 2017

PayPal users hit with Payment Successfully Made Via Ali Express Phishing Scam


PayPal is one of the most used platforms for sending and receiving payments by small medium and large enterprises. This makes it the most lucrative target for cyber criminals which is why PayPal phishing scams are so common these days. However, with every new day, these cyber criminals are coming up with new tactics to trick unsuspicious users and steal their personal and financial information.

Recently, some PayPal users (including myself) have received an email claiming that a payment of $450.0 USD has been made to lie.xyy (taobaokill@gmail.com) from their PayPal account through AliExpress for iPhone 6S Black 32GB but in case the user did not make this payment and looking to resolve the issue they should click the link.


Now, if you are someone who keeps an eye on online scams, you may suspect something is wrong and login to your PayPal account to check what is going on while unsuspecting users may simply click on the link in the email body and fall for the scam. I personally, was in shock since I never made any payment for an iPhone 6s through AliExpress or Alibaba however upon going through the email content it was certain that this was nothing but a Phishing scam.

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