What to look out for?
SenderThe sender is supposedly firstname.lastname@example.org. That address belongs to SIDN, but the messages don't really come from us. Our address has been 'spoofed' – in other words, faked by a spammer.
ContentThe messages ask you to log in to your PayPal account by following a link. However, the link doesn't lead to the real PayPal log-in page. It leads to a fake page, set up to trick you into giving your log-in details. So don't follow the link.
What the phishing e-mails look like
What you can do
SIDN is already taking action to stop the e-mail messages being sent using our address. Unfortunately, putting a halt to this kind of fraud takes time. We are therefore also warning everyone about the problem, and asking you to pass on the warning. If you receive a message like the one above, please report it to fraudehelpdesk.nl.