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PayPal “Information Seems Inaccurate or Unverified” Phishing Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that your account information seems inaccurate or unverified and you therefore need to click a link and check your information in order to continue using the service smoothly.


Analysis:
The email is not from PayPal. It is a phishing scam designed to steal your personal and financial information.

If you click the link, you will be taken to a fake PayPal website that asks you to supply your account login details, your credit card numbers, and other sensitive personal information.

The following Hoax-Slayer YouTube video provides more information about scams like this one:


Example:
PayPal inaccurate and unverified scam email

Last updated: September 29, 2016
First published: September 29, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
About Hoax-Slayer

References
PayPal ‘Account Notification’ Phishing Scam
PayPal ‘Your Account Has Been Closed’ Phishing Scam
Phishing Scams – Anti-Phishing Information

 

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

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Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer