This is a standard phishing scam message, designed to steal your PayPal password and account information, but it’s so badly written it’s hard to believe it could fool anyone. Why would a PayPal official be sending messages from a hotmail.com account? Why would you have to go to “impactomilitar.com.br” in Brazil to fix a problem? (The scam link has been deactivated here for safety.) The people who send these messages send thousands of copies, though, so they only need one or two people to fall into their trap in order to make money from the scam.
From: Reseller Customer firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mon, 04 May 2015 09:29:21 +0000 (UTC)
Update your Pay Pal Account.
Dear Member, We have faced some problems with your Pay Pal account Please Update your informations within 24h,
If you drop this email your account will be desactivated soon. To update your billing information, Confirm that you’re the owner of the account, and follow the instructions.
Pay Pal Support
[+] Copy This Link In Another Tab To Remove This Limitation :
[ paypal-security.skil.impactomilitar.com.br/new/ ]
Past the link below to open a new secure browser window.
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