Beware of Paypal Scam emails

There are many scam emails circulating pretending to be from PAYPAL here is one example

We show you how to spot the many fakes that are trying to send you to a site that is either going to steal your paypal password or infect you with a computer virus

EXAMPLE EMAIL

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There are hundreds such emails pretending to be from PAYPAL or Ebay. If you have an account with either site you may be tempted to click on the links as it appears someone is trying to make a fraudulent purchase from that site.

But before you click, look a little closer.

Who is the email from?

….. not the name of the email account but the actual email domain? In the above example the email came from “pavpial.com” NOT “paypal.com

What sites are the links trying to send me to?

Hover your mouse over the links in the email….. are they sending you to a paypal site? If so the links would be going to a domain such as “paypal.com” in the above example they are trying to send you to a domain called “bogsalget.com

Here are some more hints and tips regarding Fraudulent Sites and Scams from PAYPAL themselves

How can I protect myself from PayPal fraud or scams?

Watch out for hoaxes, phishing and scams.
Examples of Suspected Fraud or Fake Emails

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