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What phishing scams do? — Amazon and Paypal

What phishing scams do? — Amazon and Paypal

 

 

 

We all enjoy buying stuff on Amazon. Who wouldn't right? They have all the amazing stuff at the best prices.  After enjoying shopping online till we drop, we have to find the easiest and safest way to pay for our orders — here comes PayPal.

 

The Trend Micro Check Team discovered multiple phishing attempts in which scammers presented as Amazon and Paypal to get personal information. They send prospect victims text messages with malicious links and direct them to fake websites. 

 

 

#1 – Amazon

Unknown Log-in Attempts

 

Scam Alert_Amazon_Security Notification Text Scam_20220818

Source: Reddit

 

Billing Issues

 

Scam Alert_Amazon_Billing Issues_Text Scam_20220818

Source: Reddit

 

 

 

#2 – PayPal

Unknown Log-in Attempts

 

Scam Alert_PayPal_Notification Text Scam_20220818

Source: Reddit

Billing Issues

 

 

PayPal Text scam_Fake notificaiton_20220819


Sample fake PayPal log-in page.



Learn more about what phishing scams do. Read more. 

How to Protect Yourself

  • Double-check the sender’s mobile number/email address.
  • Turn to official websites to confirm any details regarding your account.
  • NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to detect scams with ease!

Trend Micro Check is a browser extension and mobile app for detecting scams, phishing attacks, malware, and dangerous links — and it’s FREE!

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