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Computer Active (UK) - - Protect Your Tech - Chris Read

Don’t click ‘Paypal locked’ link

I just re­ceived a text mes­sage from 07895 647001 telling me that my Paypal ac­count (linked to my quoted mo­bile num­ber) had been “locked”. To re­store ac­cess I was ad­vised to click this link: http://bit.ly/2qyvt0k. It was ob­vi­ously a scam to trap the un­wary (I checked by log­ging into my Paypal ac­count, which was of course func­tion­ing nor­mally). It didn’t have the usual spell­ing or gram­mat­i­cal er­rors, so some peo­ple will be fooled. I never click ran­dom bit.ly ad­dresses be­cause you never know where they will route you to.

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