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I got an email last night, purporting to be from PayPal. The header reads: "Resolve the issue with your Tax ID Number"
When I first opened my account, some 13 years ago, I used, and continue to use, my Social Security Number. I don't have a Tax ID Number
I have had no problems until now. The email tells me to provide the "correct TAX ID number to meet the new January 2022 IR requirement and avoid disruption with your account."
Then, there is a blue "resolve it now" button.
If its a spoof then NEVER USE ANY LINK OR ANY PHONE NUMBER.
Firstly if the email/text addressed you as ''Dear Member'' / ''Customer'' / ''Client'' OR your ''email address'' then that confirms its a spoof as paypal would address you by your full name eg Dear John Smith.
Secondly if there was a link OR attachment in that email/text to ''cancel'' any transaction or ''confirm'' any details then again it would be a spoof.
Also if they ask you to call the number in the email then it would be fake paypal agents trying to scam you for money to 'fix' something.
If there was a problem with your account Paypal would not ask you to click on an unsafe link in an email / download an attachment OR phone them on a number in an email, they would direct you to log in normally and go to the resolution or the message centre for more information.
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