Paypal scam alert!
I just thought I’d try and make you all aware of another scam that is going around at the moment because nothing winds me up more!
If you use Paypal then please look out for this.
If you receive an email saying your account has been ‘limited’, please don’t respond because this is a scam. Do not click on the link as it is not legitimate and will take you to the scammers page. You will then be asked to enter your personal details on the unsecure site so do not enter anything.
Tips PayPal give for staying safe from fraud and scams:
- Log in safely: To log in to your PayPal account or access the PayPal website, open a new web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer or Firefox or Chrome) and type in the following: https://www.paypal.com/
- Check the email greeting: Emails from PayPal will always address you by your first and last name or the business name associated with your PayPal account. A PayPal scam email may include the salutation “Dear PayPal User” or “Dear PayPal Member”
- Look out for attachments: PayPal emails will never ask you to download an attachment or a software program. An attachment found in a PayPal scam email will often contain a virus that can harm your computer or compromise your PayPal account
- Never give out personal information: If we require information from you, we will notify you in an email and request that you enter the information only after you have safely and securely logged in to your PayPal account.
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