It has been noticed by us recently that hackers these days are trying to obtain PayPal account information from many registered PayPal users of various country. This procedure of stealing PayPal account details is called phishing. According to the Wikipedia Resource, Phishing is a way of stealing private and even financial information, such as usernames, passwords and bank card details by means of displaying fake information, messages and alerts through various malicious links, supposedly originating from the official websites of legitimate companies. A large portion of phishing today is made through the fake sites not related to PayPal, but claiming to be originated by PayPal. Obviously, there is a serious problem today, which many users consider as a PayPal scam.
This fake PayPal alert may come up when you indeed attempt to log in to your PayPal account. Due to the vulnerability of your browser you might see the fake alert from the site that starts with www.paypal-account.security.your.account.id, with a long random name afterwards, and claims to be the alert related to the security of your PayPal account. This is how the fake alert looks like and what it says:
Welcome to Paypal
To resolve your case, what we need is a Confirmation of Your Account to Confirm Your Account, Please Log In
As you see, the developers of this scam are quite clever. They have made this fake PayPal page to look exactly the same as the official website theme. However, this very domain name www.paypal-account.security.your.account.id is not related to PayPal at all! The grammar of such fake alerts could be very primitive, or even contain outwardly silly errors, such as “PayPall”, etc. You therefore must not provide any of your PayPal account information through this form. You do not need to resolve any case with your PayPal account (unless it has been hacked by the fraudsters). So, please do not confirm your PayPal account through such fake PayPal Account Security alerts. Only trust the legitimate site of PayPal, and if you have any issues with your account, discuss them through the contacts displayed at the official site of this company.
We hope this information has been clear enough for you to understand the danger related to www.paypal-account.security.your.account.id scary websites, which are not related to PayPal. Please therefore ignore them and share this information with your friends. We also recommend you to scan your PC with a powerful anti-malware tool called Plumbytes Anti-Malware for complex malware removal from your PC, and its permanent protection in the future.