Phishing scams that use fake login pages to steal account usernames and passwords are nothing new. The trick for hackers is to fool customers into thinking that they’re following a legit link from a real company, and a new phishing scam is particularly good at that.
A raft of fake PayPal support accounts have popped up on Twitter. The accounts monitor for individuals who tweet support requests to @PayPal, and then reply to those messages with a link to a real-looking login page. Unless you look real close, anyone could fall for it.