A new scam going around the internet, originating from “email@example.com”, tells Paypal users that their account has been limited, and to remove the limit, they must scan and email a copy of their passport or driver’s license, a copy of their Paypal credit or debit card, and a copy of a recent utility bill.
The email, with the subject “Notification of Limited Account Access”, surfaced yesterday, and has been hitting Paypal users hard.
We would hope that the obviousness of this scam would keep people from sending in their passport or driver’s license, but Paypal is used by so many people around the world now that the scammers are bound to snag at least a few people, and what a haul they will have made with a readymade ID package of passport and credit card!
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