Be aware for the PayPal security measure which demands the PayPal account holder to provide their secret passwords. Cybercriminals on the internet are aware of the fact that PayPal checks the PayPal user accounts from time to time.
They will use this knowledge to exploit unaware PayPal users. The cybercriminals will setup a fake page which will look like the PayPal Security Measure page.
Once the hackers have found a method to lure the unaware users to the malicious page, they will only need to wait before the get all the credentials they need to access the stolen PayPal accounts.
Identify the fake website
The fake website is identical to the official PayPal website. There is only one way to found out if you are dealing with the official PayPal website. Look for the HTTPS text in your URL. Once you find it, use your right button to get more information about the certificate.
We are currently performing regular maintenance of our security measures. Your account has been randomly selected for this maintenance, and you will now be taken through a series of identity verification pages.
The official PayPal certificate looks like this:
How to stay safe
If you want to use PayPal in a safe way, then make sure that you visit their official website. Do not use public WiFi when you want to use your PayPal account. Do not provide anyone your credentials.
The safe PayPal website can be found here. Mark the HTTPS in the url!
- https://www.paypal.com – PayPal