cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Spam email from Service PayPal

Pooh29520
New Community Member

Spam email from Service PayPal

Today, I received an email from “Service PayPal” regarding a Quick Order Confirmation. It was an invoice for $679.98 for a purchase from Tactical Countermeasures Armory Inc.  I did make any such purchase.  Is anyone else getting this type of email?

5 REPLIES 5
kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Spam email from Service PayPal

@Pooh29520 

 

If its a spoof then NEVER USE ANY LINK.

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.

If there was a problem with your account Paypal would not ask you to click on an unsafe link in an email or by downloading an attachment, they would direct you to log in normally and go to the resolution or the message centre for more information.

More info here >>
https://www.paypal.com/us/selfhelp/article/how-to-spot-fake-emails-faq2340/2
https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/security/suspicious-activity


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.
SKYSCAN
Contributor

Re: Spam email from Service PayPal about Tactical Armory received today 4/20/2020 4:00pm

I got this in my email also today.  According to dark web scam from OPM ID this person used my email address that it got for the dark web.  This person lives in Slidell, Louisiana.   I never bought anything from this company....The name below is not my name.

 

Hello RENE <removed>!
This is just to let you know that your order has been confirmed.

Instruction to merchant
You do not have any special instruction for the merchant.
Payment Method: Paypal

 

Description Qty Amt
Your order at Tactical Countermeasures Armory Inc. 1 749.98

 

 
nevcknights
New Community Member

Re: Spam email from Service PayPal

Oddly, there was no link or attachment, so.... not sure of the intent of the email.

Ammoe2
New Community Member

Re: Spam email from Service PayPal

<removed> is the email address it was sent from if you pick 'reply'to the e-mail. This is an actual company. I might email them and see if they know which staff member might be spamming people.

Candy50519
Contributor

Re: Spam email from Service PayPal

Please share updates I got one to my email but for my dad which is so weird considering my dad doesn't have a PayPal account