Why You Shouldn’t Follow Links You Randomly Receive

Posted: November 11, 2022

Paypal: Unusual activity suspended your account. For your safety confirm your identity here: [link]

We’re here to tell you, very simply, not to follow links that are in messages like these, and to instead confirm their legitimacy by navigating to the website directly in a new browser.

Let’s explore why.

Let’s Say You Get This Kind of Message from “PayPal”...

While you certainly don’t want to fall for a phishing scheme, you also want to make sure that there isn’t actually a problem with your PayPal account.

So what should you do?

Simple—instead of using the provided link to go to the supposed website, you should open a new browser window and manually go to the website and check your account status from there. Whether it's your bank, a retailer, any online domain you have an account with, go directly to the site. Refraining from using the provided link will help keep you from being phished.

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