Have you recently got the following type of text messages in the name of Zola Ndut from PayPal?
- “PayPal: you have sent a payment to Zola Ndut of $9.99 USD. You can disapute this payment before 30 minutes at: https://tinyurl .com/5n8xzezt”
If you have got messages similar to the above example, then you should know those are phishing messages send with the intention to scam you. That’s why you should not click any link provided on such messages (if provided any), or download anything from such messages, or call the number provided on such messages, or reply to such messages, or follow any instruction provided on such messages.
You may also get slightly different kinds of messages, but if those messages look similar to the above example, then definitely you should delete those messages.
The main motive of these kinds of fraudulent messages is to steal your personal information which they will try to do in the following ways:
- By asking you to click the malicious link provided on the message, which can hack your device.
- By tricking you to submit your credentials on the clone sites that look exactly similar to the renowned legit sites but with different domain names.
- By asking or tricking you to reply to them or call them back. If you respond to them, then they will trick you to submit your personal details.
- And, so on.
Now you may be thinking about what they will do with your personal information, right? Well, they can sell that to third parties and make money out of that. If they got your credit card information or other payment processor details, they can directly steal your money.
Now you know that text messages such as “PayPal: you have sent a payment to Zola Ndut of $9.99 USD. You can dispute this payment before 30 minutes at: https://tinyurl .com/5n8xzezt” are nothing other than fake messages. So, if you want to make your friends and families aware of this scam, then please feel free to share this post through your social media accounts.
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Actually, there are lots of similar kinds of messages circulating around in the name of reputed companies and reputed persons, but all of them are scams. You can find different kinds of phishing messages by clicking >HERE<.
If you want to detect a scam by yourself, then you can learn how to identify any site is a scam or not by clicking this link:- newsonlineincome.com/2017/03/23/how-to-know-scams/
We also recommend you to check other articles under our “Scams” or “Suspicious – Not Recommended” categories so that you will have more knowledge about various kinds of scams and suspicious websites and online activities.