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PayPal scam
« on: Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 @ 00:53:54 »
PayPal scam warning: fake emails could cost you thousands

 A major warning has been issued to PayPal customers across the UK as criminals send out fake emails that could cost you thousands.

The alert comes from the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, Action Fraud.

Criminals have been targeting people selling items online, by sending them emails reporting to be from PayPal. The emails trick victims into believing they have received payment for the items they’re selling on the platform.

Typically, after receiving these emails, victims will ship the item to the criminal. This leaves them at a further disadvantage having not received any payment for the item and also no longer being in possession of it.

How can you protect yourself?