It’s that time of the year for the Fake PayPal email circulating again
As the Christmas holiday draws ever closer, so do the scammers out there wanting to scam as many people they can by sending out the Fake PayPal email to thousands of unsuspecting law abiding people.
In recent times more and more people are signing up for a PayPal account to use for purchases on the World Wide Web otherwise know as the Internet. The scammers who are trying to trick you into clicking links within emails don’t care who they send the emails to as many people who receive these Fake PayPal email don’t even have a PayPal account, but can you spot a fake email if you get one.
If you are to receive one of the emails please do NOT click on any link contained in the email, please report any fake emails to PayPal here, if you take a close look at the attached picture, all looks normal, the links at the bottom of the picture do infact link back to PayPal,
where as the link they suggest you to click,
Does not link to PayPal at all, it links to a fake website setup probably with a free Webhosting provider to trick you into thinking you are on the official PayPal website, this is called,
And this kind of scam tricks thousands of people all around the world who receive these fake emails pretending to be from the official company they are saying they are when infact its some lone person sending out bulk mass emails hoping people fall the the scam.
One way to check the emails are from the official company is the look for the sender email,
many scammers create a new domain name almost identical to let’s say PayPal.com and they will change one letter, a, so it looks like PayPol.com, now someone taking a quick look at it in an email might not notice it and click the link and be taking to the fake website.
Another way is to look at the “Click Here”, right click and copy URL on the mouse an paste in address bar if on PC, or hold the text and the URL will show if on mobile device, both methods allow you to see exactly what the URL is.
If is not the official PayPal website address then dont click it, almost all fake emails doing the rounds use this method of scam, so please always check the URL before you click any link from within an email.
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