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  • January 17, 2024

We would like to share the recent phishing email we identified pretending to be an email from Paypal.

The email is written in a way that make the reader think a fraudulent transaction has occurred in your Paypal account and it suggests the reader to contact the phone number to resolve this issue.

Let’s have a look how we identified this example email is a phishing email.

First, the email address is from cummins_3287@icloud.com which it is not Paypal.

Second, If you are a Paypal user, you maybe aware that Paypal does not publish their contact number. The only way for you to contact Paypal is by logging in to your Paypal account and you will be provided with a one time code, validate for 1 hr along with the phone number to call.

Finally, the reader should verify whether they have a Paypal at all. If not, then this is a straight forward indication of a phishing email. However, if the reader has a Paypal account then the first thing to do is to login to the Paypal account and check the transaction history whether the transaction is genuine.

In conclusion, human firewall remain the best firewall against cyber threats as this example has passed state of the art cyber protection technology.

We hope this post help you to improve your cyber safe awareness. 

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