Warning: PayPal Fraud Emails Conning Britons

There is a new PayPal scam that has hit the UK where fraudsters are sending emails that look like they’re from PayPal Services, but are actually phishing scams.

The email may look like it’s from PayPal, but it’s not. So if you receive one of these emails, don’t open it! Just delete it and make sure you don’t click on any links or provide any personal information.

If you think you may have been scammed, report it to Action Fraud UK.

These emails actually look like they’re from PayPal Services, but they’re just a phishing scam. The scammers are hoping that you’ll click on the link in the email and provide them with your PayPal login details.

If you receive an email like this, don’t click on the link and don’t provide any of your personal information. Forward the email to phishing@paypal.co and then delete it.

Some Britons have already been conned

These PayPal fraud emails are already conning Britons out of their personal and financial information. They’re designed to get you to click on a link that will take you to a fake website where you’ll be asked to enter your PayPal login information.

Here are a few tips to help you spot such fraud emails:

  • The email may be addressed to you by name, but the greeting will be informal, such as “Hello PayPal user” or “Dear PayPal member.”
  • The message may ask you to update your account information by clicking on a link. Don’t do it! Check first the email address and ensure that the address is at domain name Paypal.com. If it’s not then just ignore, delete and forward the email to PayPal.
  • The message may claim that your account has been frozen or deactivated, and that you need to click on a link to reactivate it. Again, don’t do it! This is an attempt to steal your personal information.

If you’re not sure whether an email is legitimate, contact PayPal customer service directly.

What to do if you receive a PayPal fraud email

If you receive a PayPal fraud email, don’t panic! Just take a few simple steps to protect yourself and your account. First, delete the email and don’t click on any of the links. Then, change your PayPal password and update your antivirus software. Finally, contact PayPal customer service to report the email as spam. Again, you can also forward the same email to phishing@paypal.com

More tips to protect yourself:

  • Never respond to an email asking for your personal information.
  • Always log in to your PayPal account by typing in the address directly into your web browser- never click on a link in an email.
  • If you’re not sure whether an email is from PayPal, contact the company directly to check.
  • Regularly check your PayPal account for suspicious activity.

How Scam Help works with scams victims

All is not lost if you have been a victim of scams. You can reach out for help and counsel on how you can go about recovering your money. While Scam Help does not guarantee 100% funds recovery, the highly experienced team of experts understand this industry inside out and could potentially help you to recover lost funds. The first step is to go through a free assessment which is important to establish the chances of recovering the funds.

 

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