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Is this really from PayPal or is it another scam

(13 Posts)
ExD Fri 24-Jul-20 11:00:32

I keep getting emails from PayPal asking me to verify my account because I've reached my limit. You know the thing - click HERE.
The sender's address is all scrambled (I couldn't copy and post it, I did try) so I ignored it.
This morning there's a second one.
Is this for real?

ginny Fri 24-Jul-20 11:07:18

You are right to just ignore it. If you think there may be a problem, contact PayPal direct.

cupaffull Fri 24-Jul-20 11:15:37

I've had several of these, some may well have been from Paypal but can't ever be certain.
For your own safety, don't ever click on the link. I have had erroneous amounts debited from my account and it takes an age to sort. Paypal is not secure and not very helpful.

Go directly into your Paypal account via your browser and check all your information is current and updated.

felice Fri 24-Jul-20 11:33:37

I often get emails from Pay Pal, I never open them as I have never used it, and do not have an account.
I am very wary of mails like that.

Welshwife Fri 24-Jul-20 11:59:37

I never open any mails from them either - just delete — I have an account but there is only one person - DS- I ever send to. I always think that if there is a problem I will see it when I log on and will deal with it then.

Greenfinch Fri 24-Jul-20 12:42:04

I also don't have an account so it is obviously a scam.

RubyGran Fri 24-Jul-20 12:54:27

I had a similar email from "Paypal" a couple of weeks ago, and discovered on the actual Paypal website that these phishing emails can be forwarded to [email protected] and can then be deleted.

Alexa Fri 24-Jul-20 12:58:46

It seems like one I got 'from Amazon' saying Amazon had taken £79 from my bank and talk to "the manager" to learn more.

Alexa Fri 24-Jul-20 12:59:35

PS it was not a email, was a phone call.

EllanVannin Fri 24-Jul-20 13:03:27

Report it to Paypal.

Marydoll Fri 24-Jul-20 13:40:32

Firstly, PayPal always address you by your name if they contact you, scammers don't.

The next step is to log onto your your account to check, they don't ask you to click links.

Kate1949 Fri 24-Jul-20 16:56:43

Good luck with reporting anything to PayPal. My husband's account has been hacked today. He is distraught.

cupaffull Fri 24-Jul-20 17:09:01

Yes, Paypal are dreadful but very pervasive across all sales platforms. Originally owned by Ebay but hived off I believe into a separate company probably for tax purposes. Headquarters in Liechtenstein I think.
I've had my account hacked in the past and Paypal is slow to react. The power and reach of Paypal has grown exponentially and has gone largely unnoticed by Governments.
Be very wary and regularly change passwords I'd say.