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Suspected Fraud

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Suspected Fraud

Received an email from <Removed> required to delete remainder of email address from this post.  Email contains PayPal logo and grammatical errors.  Unable to find a way to report to PayPal.

 

My concern is it is addressed to myself and 49 others with all our email addresses exposed to the other 49.  I've reported other emails from this address to my email provider with no response.

 

Is this from PayPal and if so why did you send to 50 of your customers exposing our email addresses?

 

If not what protect to you provide against the misuse of your name?

 

OldMan48

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Re: Suspected Fraud

@OldMan48 

 

Yep sounds like a typical spoof so 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


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