'New email address added to your account!' Phishing Email Description
'New email address added to your account!' is a classic phishing email scam. The scam email asks you to confirm/update/verify your PayPal account. This is accomplished by visiting the link in the 'New email address added to your account!' email.
The text of the email reads:
"You have added firstname.lastname@example.org as a new email address for your PayPal account.
If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance with your account, please contact PayPal customer service at:
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the 'Help' link in the header of any page."
Do not click on any links in an email. Be very wary of suspicious emails. If you have already clicked on the link and revealed your personal account information, notify PayPal, your bank and all related accounts. Your accounts may need to be closed.
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This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.