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Paypal Imposter Reports & Reviews (58)

• Sep 18, 2020

Victim Location 54956
Type of a scam Online Purchase

I have received several emails from PayPal stating that I owe PayPal money for items that I did not purchase. These items cost hundreds of dollars, being shipped to people I do not know. I have never used PayPal, so I don't know how they got my information, including my email address..

• Aug 21, 2020

Victim Location 53224
Total money lost $75
Type of a scam Bank/Credit Card Company Imposter Scam

Dear PayPal, as of yesterday I Connie would like to let you know that I received my bicycle seat yesterday that I ordered through you. With that said, I call your toll-free number to talk with your customer service to repay the $25.25.

And your customer service man name mark told me to go and buy a Google Play Card for $25.00 at Walgreen Store in order

to pay you back for the $ 25.25 order. He told us to stay on the phone while driving to Walgreens so we can get the right type of card. We proceeded and did what he asked while he was on the phone and we drove to Walgreen and purchased the one cards. But he then told us to give him the numbers on back of the google play cards that he requested us to buy. After that he told us the server ran out of time and that the card we just purchase could no longer be used because it needed two cards to work. But the only way he could give us our money back is to go and purchase one more card of the amount of $50 so he could override the server which we did. And then he said the server needed two cards and this is the only way to get our money back. So, we tried to pay back $25.25 and he took $75 from us by requesting to buy two google play cards $25 and $50. We have the two cards and proof of purchase. We would like this money to be refunded to us. This is the number who the representative said they was PayPal 1 850-204-4159 at 4:07 pm and at one point we lost connection and they call back at 1-805-420-2240 at 4:37pm

Victim Location 53144
Type of a scam Bank/Credit Card Company Imposter Scam

requesting email address and access code to PayPal using a facsimile of PayPal site and request to update file.

Victim Location 54304
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Someone spoofing PayPal (not legitimate) indicated payment of $699 was authorized to a An individual but didn’t come thru PayPal Account regular way - email asked you to call a number if this was in error. Didn’t call number as questioning authenticity.

Victim Location 83704
Type of a scam Phishing

I use Paypal for some small purchases and feel comfortable using their. This e-mail was addressed to me and made it through Outlook's normal junk e-mail filter. It says that there has been suspicious activity on my account and that they have suspended use until that is resolved. The next page begins to ask for my basic information; name address telephone number, etc. That is when I got concerned and through my other browser, signed to my Paypal account. There is no problem with my account. This scam impressed me. The site sure looked real. . .

Victim Location 54896
Type of a scam Online Purchase

I ordered several items on line the First week of November. Unfortunately I do not specically know which site I ordered from that contaned a paypal pop-up. I had already submitted my credit card inrormation on the site from a reputable business. After doing that a paypal popup came up and it stated I had to submit my information and credit card through them. I just thought that was how the business accepted payment and submitted it. A few days later I recieved an email from "pay-pal" informing me they were charging me $348.99 for a charge I made to Micro security. I had never heard of this company. I had not ordered anything that would be that much money. I immediately emailed that I had not authorized the charge. I also called a phone number contained in the email indicating the charge would go through in 10 days unless I notified them not to. When I called there was a person with a heavy middle-eastern accent that answered. I could barely hear what he was saying with the amount of other people talking in the background. I knew he and his company were a fraud and told him I was going to contact Law enforcement. He hung up when I said that.

Victim Location 38642
Type of a scam Online Purchase

Voicemail from PayPal about a cancellation subscription Macintyre software $228.00

Victim Location 14207
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Today I received an email message, from PayPal, an invoice for items I did not purchase (two toy stuffed animal teddy bears). The Sender was PayPal®Invoice. The message indicated the funds were deducted from credit/debit card.

Victim Location 66606
Type of a scam Online Purchase



Victim Location 01604
Total money lost $250
Type of a scam Tech Support

Received an email from "paypal" support claiming that my account had been compromised. They were willing to fix the problem but for a cost. First they wanted gift cards but then requested a wire transfer.

Victim Location 83704
Type of a scam Online Purchase

Using official looking PayPal email. Says to go to WalMart and request store to store transfer for to pay moving expenses for an item purchased on Craigslist. Money will only clear to your PayPal account AFTER you pay the shipping costs & fees. I have 3 VERY official looking emails that appear to be from PayPal. I already forwarded them to [email protected] for investigation. Careful when you sell things online. I said local pick up only but would consider shipping if buyer paid all associated charges. Hah! They really tried to get me on this one...

Please let me know if you would like me to forward these same emails to you...

Victim Location 76227
Total money lost $50
Type of a scam Phishing

They will tell you to buy a apple iTunes card and give them the number

Victim Location 10463
Total money lost $2,500
Type of a scam Other

Fake PayPal said I was being scammed and hacked after purchase of jeans a d I needed to get Google play cards.

Victim Location 93405
Type of a scam Online Purchase

Email stating that I ordered something with Paypal with a link to cancel the order if I did not make this purchase.

Type of a scam Phishing

I have been receiving emails from this fake PayPal saying that I have authorized payments for purchases. I NEVER use my PayPal account anymore, and haven't in years. They are trying to get you to click on the email to complain, which will allow them to get your personal info, and account numbers, etc. I am thoroughly disgusted by all of this, and sick of receiving this stuff!! Please do not fall for these scams.

Type of a scam Business Email Compromise

This is the second attempt at phishing me. This one has all the proper links, but payPal has no record of this transaction #.

Victim Location 53549
Type of a scam Phishing

I looked on line to pay my PayPal account and the first thing that came up said Paypal office with a phone number of 866-885-3888. I called the number and the person on the other end had a heavy accent said that I should pay my account using a google card. I asked to speak to a supervisor, someone that speaks English and was given to a woman, who was not much better. She wanted me to go to the store and purchase it while I was still on my phone. Red Flags went up and I said I could not go to the store at this time. I got off the phone and googled Paypal, got into their website and made the payment.

Victim Location 83701
Type of a scam Phishing

I received a letter in the mail from "PayPal" saying I had an account and fraud on the account. They told me to call them at 888-361-0687 to verify my information. I called PayPal from their official phone number, and they told me they only correspond through email, not by snail mail. They said the account number on the letter didn't exist, either. 

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Every other week I receive an email from PayPay advising me I have bought something in the U.S. Always several hundred $. My grand-daughter advised me NOT to open them, just delete. I am NOT a member of PayPal, never have been. Can't figure out how they got my email address. Is there some way to stop these emails?

Apparently I bought Air Jordan 1 retro high ogbg (gs) bredtoe Item 803237 Invoice 102302842 (whatever the heck that is) from flight club NY Ltd 888 937 8020

Type of a scam Phishing

I received an email purporting to represent PayPal in a purchase from Jeg's Automotive for a purchase of $428.99USD. thetransaction ID: 0-3DT35000K2088174J . It provided a link to a "Help Center" it claimed to have sent a payment to the following address: [email protected]

I have deleted the email but did forward it to PayPal for their follow up as well.

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