There is a phishing scam going around pretending to be form PayPal. The email claims to need confirmation to complete or renew your PayPal sign up.
The subject of the emails is “Confirmation required,” and the body of the email reads:
“To finish signing up for your PayPal account, you must click the link below and enter your password to confirm your identity. Click to activate your account.
After you confirm your identity, you can send money, accept unlimited credit card and bank account payments, use special tools for sellers and receive Customer Service hotline help 7 days a week. You’ll pay just a small fee for receiving payments. You’ll also enjoy the benefit of Buyer Protection for most items you buy on eBay.
You can also confirm your identity by logging in to your PayPal account at [Link]. Click the ‘Confirm identity address’ link in Notifications and then enter confirmation details.”
Cyber criminals are hoping you will mistake the email for a legitimate PayPal request and click on the link. This would take you to a site deigned to load Malware on your computer.
If you receive a notification from PayPal be certain the link points to PayPal.com, if it you cannot verify this do not click on the link. If you think you may be infected, after you have scanned your computer with up to date antivirus software, change your passwords for your financial services accounts.