FBI Warns of E-Mail Scam Touting PayPal Class-Action Suit

The FBI is warning Internet users to be on the lookout for a new phishing scam that urges recipients to update their credit card and account information in order to receive funds from a PayPal class-action settlement.

According the FBI, the scam e-mail message includes convincing elements, such as a litigation case number from a United States District Court in California. It also links to a secure Web site address where recipients can view a copy of the settlement agreement and includes a statement that says PayPal will contact people who do not submit their information by March 31 in order to forward them a check in the mail. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

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