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Paypal scam email

  1. innerspin profile image88
    innerspinposted 19 months ago

    Just a reminder to be careful with emails....

    Twice recently I've had emails supposedly from Paypal, saying my account has been limited due to unusual activity, and that I should use the link provided to go to the resolution centre. They looked genuine, with the logo and address details.

    I ignored the first one as it had landed in junk mail. The second one this week  (in the inbox) said unless I responded by 19th March, the account would be subject to further limitations.

    Using the normal Paypal login instead of the link, I found a helpline phone number and rang for advice. The lady who answered said, " Please tell me you didn't click the link, or give any bank details. There's no problem with your account and those emails did not come from us. It sounds like phishing. Always check with us before responding to emails."

    If you're suspicious about an email, trust your instincts and don't click any links.

    1. rodsroom profile image60
      rodsroomposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Anytime you receive an e-mail like that..forward it to spoof@paypal.com.

      Paypal will never ask for your personal information..

    2. TCoote profile image52
      TCooteposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks you for looking out for others smile

  2. colorfulone profile image88
    colorfuloneposted 19 months ago

    Good advice.

  3. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image86
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 19 months ago

    You are right. I also encountered the similar mail, but being extra cautious with internet banking I did not respond to it. I logged in differently and found that the mails was a scam. It is better to never ever log in into the Paypal through email.

  4. Shades-of-truth profile image87
    Shades-of-truthposted 19 months ago

    Whenever I receive an email that is supposedly from PayPal, that I believe is spam, I simply forward it to spoof@paypal.com. I have done that for many, many years. They appreciate it, and attempt to track down the offenders to stop it.

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 19 months ago in reply to this


  5. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 19 months ago

    I was getting those supposed "PayPal" e-mails long before I even had an account with them... I've also received them from "eBay" (I am not an eBay member) and from various "banks" that I have never done business with... all asking me to "update my account information."
    You gotta give them credit, they're persistent little buggers.

  6. Shil1978 profile image88
    Shil1978posted 19 months ago

    I got one of these and I was so confused. It looked so real with the logo and everything, but I just knew it wasn't right and so just ignored it. I checked my PayPal for any notifications regarding what this email was referring to and there wasn't any such thing. I guess these spammers are getting better - this one almost got me!

  7. Rob Winters profile image77
    Rob Wintersposted 19 months ago

    Yep some of them can be quite authentic looking, although there's usually something amiss, but the real emails from PayPal will always include your real name. The scam ones tend to go with 'Dear Customer/PayPal User' or some generic opening address. It's a quick way to rule out most of the scam ones. Hard to go wrong with Sanjay's advice just to never open any sensitive accounts through unsolicited email links.