Watch out for deceptive websites in an attempt to steal your private, sensitive information. Always log in to PayPal by opening a new browser and typing in the web address. The term 'https' should precede any Web address (or URL) where you enter personal information. The "s" stands for secure.
Phishing emails and SMSs are attempts to fish or “phish” for information so cyber criminals can steal your money or identity. They look similar to genuine emails from businesses you’re already familiar with. They ask you to click on links or attachments to update your personal or financial information or confirm your password.
Never underestimate falling prey to fraudsters even with your mobile devices. Have greater security and peace of mind with these tips:
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Here are some common features that may indicate the email is a hoax:
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