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dampfpanzerwagon Fezian10 Aug 2018 2:11 p.m. PST

I've recently been plagued by e-mails stating that they come from Paypal. They don't, but I was wondering if I was alone or is this a general SCAM.

Tony

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

Ongoing scams

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 2:37 p.m. PST

Agreed. Report them to Pay Pal by forwarding them to spoof@paypal.com.

Thresher0110 Aug 2018 3:30 p.m. PST

Only check Paypal for e-mail messages, since the scams are so numerous.

hocklermp510 Aug 2018 5:12 p.m. PST

The Scammers are relentless but in my case they gave up after I forwarded their messages to PayPal enough times it must have done some good.

Redblack10 Aug 2018 8:15 p.m. PST

SPAM again forward to Paypal Do the same with banking queries It works

Vigilant11 Aug 2018 5:23 a.m. PST

I used to get these, then changed my e-mail last year, no more spam! Definitely a scam, like the people who call saying there have been transactions in your name through Western Union or odd transactions on your computer and wanting you to press certain keys to prove it.

Jeffers11 Aug 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

Tony
I had a spate of these but sent them to the address Joe advised above. Not had any since.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

They come in waves. From Paypal, Venmo, banks, UPS< FedEx, Nigerian Princes….

redmist112211 Aug 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Use the email address quoted by "Joes Shop". I seem to get spam/phishing emails a few times a week after I made a purchase via PayPal.

Bottom line…never ever click on any email from PayPal…just forward it to spoof@paypal.com.

P.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 7:36 p.m. PST

PayPal offers two factor authentication. Since your PayPal account can be linked to your bank account (that's the way it delivers the most utility) you should certainly use two-factor. That way even if they get your password they need to steal your phone and the *phone's* password to get to your account.

I assume online scams are just going to get worse and worse and worse, since there's a very low cost to run the operation, essentially no penalty for the attempt, and virtually no penalty for successfully stealing. So your choices are two-factor or living in a cave.

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