02-18-2014 06:02 AM
Phishing emails carrying the subject line “New Payment to Skype” have been seen landing in inboxes these days. They inform recipients that they’ve sent a payment to Skype via PayPal.
“You sent a payment of 42.98 GBP to Skype (firstname.lastname@example.org),” the emails read.
Both PayPal and Skype users have reported receiving such emails. Of course, the notifications don’t have anything to do with either of the companies. Cybercriminals are sending them out in an effort to lure users to a phishing site.
The phishing page I've seen is hosted on a hijacked sports site. As you can see in the gallery below, the page is well designed.
Victims are asked to hand over not only their PayPal login credentials, but also their personal and financial information.
If you come across such pages, make sure you’re on a legitimate PayPal domain, such as paypal.com. If you’re a victim of this scam, change your PayPal password immediately. Also, keep a close eye on your credit card activity since fraudsters will probably attempt to use the stolen information for fraudulent transactions.