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SCAM ALERT: PayPal Security Measure (Email)

If you have received email spam with subject “Security Measure” from sender “PayPal” (or other) delete it immediately. This email message can be harmful to your computer and privacy.

An example of the message is detailed below:

Security Measure
From	PayPal



User Id : 4451874316854365, Shopping is faster, safer and easier with us		View online	

	



	

	
PayPal

Security Measures

Recently Your Account Has Been Accessed From an Unknown Device

Check It Here



		

Hello User

Dear PayPal User You Must Follow This Instructions To Remove The Limitations

Follow This
1. Click On Check It Now
2. Verify Your Login Information private when you shop.
3. Verify Your Credentials & Financials


	




Account		Help		Fees		Security		Apps		Shop







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The email message contains links that will direct you to survey-scam websites and websites that might host malware.

Survey-scams phish your personal information

Survey-scams are dangerous because they are used to phish personal information from victims. They utilize deceptive surveys (that usually never end) to obtain information that can help them contact victims.

The information collected by scammers is often sold and shared with numerous parties. Victims may get calls from scam artists, robocallers, fake pharmacies, and more. They may also receive unsolicited mail at home and unwanted email messages.

A victim’s contact information can also be used by scam artists and malware distributors.

How to remove malware from your computer

  1. Download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.
  2. Double click the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing the Malwarebytes program.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install the Malwarebytes programs. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Launch Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer for malware.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button when the scan is complete.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

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