I got this same email today. For a very similar amount (around 130$). I was very confused, it looks like they’re getting smarter at this tactic. Usually what I do, is check the email it’s being sent from and usually it’s a dead giveaway that it’s not from PayPal but they really tricked me! If I wasn’t computer savvy, I think I could have easily been fooled as they made it look VERY much like a real PayPal email. I could see maybe someone not as “keen” on phishing scams getting fooled. But! The dead giveaway however was the SPELLING error made in the email. “Resolution” was spelled wrong. I knew immediately that it was fake, then I checked my account by logging in directly on the site. Do NOT click any of the links in the email! Log in manually through your browser. I checked my activity and did not see that charge — so. It’s fake! They are crafty, huh.
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I know this post is old but I wanted to add: my payment was straight up declined when I tried to buy something from a Etsy seller based in Russia. It was just a silicone mold used for making resin jewelry. A craft item. I tried twice, it didn’t work until I went onto my computer, logged out of my Etsy and checked out as a guest on PayPal and my ally entered my card information. I was able to make the purchase but I don’t really understand why PayPal is restricting its users this way.
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