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Scam emails

Hi I am at present receiving about fishing emails from so called pay pal everything from telling me that myaccount has been suspended to asking me to update my account details I know these are facts as when I sign on to my account all is well there seems to be no way of informing pay pal about this I would like to know if any one else is haveing these problems I would also like to warn people not to answer any email that is sent by so call pay pal always check your account by signing in 

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Re: Scam emails

@Paj431 

 

Phishing emails happen to pretty much anyone >>>

 

If its a spoof, 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 link 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/uk/webapps/mpp/phishing

https://www.paypal.com/uk/smarthelp/article/how-would-i-spot-fake-emails-faq2340


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