German Users Warned About PayPal and ING Phishing Scams

Victims are instructed to update their accounts for safety reasons

By on February 27th, 2013 15:23 GMT

Bitdefender experts are warning Internet Users from Germany to be on the lookout for bogus emails that appear to come from PayPal or ING. The malicious notifications urge recipients to update their accounts for safety reasons.

The fake PayPal emails instruct users to download an attached form and fill it out with their personal and financial details.

The notices that purport to come from ING-DIBA Deutschland inform recipients that they must provide their information as part of a “major safety project.” In this case, there’s no attachment. Instead, victims are instructed to click on a link which points to the same phishing page.

Users are advised to avoid providing their personal details in response to such emails. By completing the forms, they’re actually handing over the information to cybercriminals who can monetize it in various ways.

Check out the gallery to see what the emails and the phishing form look like.

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