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Paypal Imposter Reports & Reviews (58)

Victim Location 85020
Type of a scam Phishing

An e-mail was sent claiming to be an online purchase confirmation from paypal for $100 to googleplay. It has a link to cancel the order by clicking a button, but clicking the button grants access to your computer.

Victim Location 13027
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received email indicating PayPal order had been processed for item purchased at Wallmart- it was spelled with two L’s. Had a link to say Cancel if it was not a purchase I had made

Victim Location 13760
Type of a scam Online Purchase

I received an email that says I paid $*** to auto renew some subscription to Siber Systems for Roboform.com. I have no idea what this is. I did not do this. I sent the email to Paypal so they can look into it.

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Received an email with information on a payment made to Facebook in the amount of $151. Wording indicated that if transaction was incorrect to click on the accompanying site to log on and dispute the charge. The email had a lot of the usual characteristics that a PayPal transaction email has but some things were off. So be careful and read through this type of email carefully. Go to a site like PayPal directly not through what seems like a bogus email

Victim Location 29340
Type of a scam Identity Theft

They say they are from PayPal & they say you have money deposited into your paypal accound. Then they say there was suspicious activity in your account & they need to update your informarion & you meed to log in & update information. It ask for your user name & password, then it takes you to next page saying your credit card is expired put in new credit card information. Well i notice that i typed in wrong password & it took it. And I went back & put any password in & it took it. Next page it askes for you to enter updated credit card. Plus the web adress didnt have paypal in it so i also what was suspicious. But the make the log in look identical to there! Be very careful with this!!! The email address is [email protected] but says its from [email protected]

Type of a scam Nigerian/Foreign Money Exchange

So I recently posted an ad on kijiji selling a 2015 Macbook and got a text from the aforementioned number. They said they wished to purchase the item for their husband and asked me if I was willing to sell it at a more discounted price, I agreed. The first red flag was when they said they needed more information since we agreed to do the transaction through PayPal and I initially gave them the email address associated with the account, they also asked for my name - Paypal transactions only require a name, number, OR email address. They wanted me to send it right away so I said I would do that as soon as the funds were legitimately confirmed in my account.

I asked for shipping information to also confirm destination charges on my end. The address was sure enough to Nigeria, yet the number they were using is based out of Los Angeles, California. Big red flag. So, with all this in mind and to get more information, i waited until they sent the email and sure enough it was a fake Paypal address stating the money has been approved but it was being held until they got a tracking number, the page actually looks like a well based replica of the PayPal website, but the address is fake and didn't belong to paypal. Im making this report not long after the email was sent to get as much information as I can to avoid this happening to anybody else. Please be careful with your information and always cross reference sources to make sure everything is legitimate. Thanks.

Victim Location 44601
Type of a scam Phishing

We received an email saying we had signed up for automatic payment to Turtle Entertainment Online Inc. for ESA Premium Membership Subscription. Cost will be $26.95 per month. To change or cancel our agreement it gave a link to Login to Your Paypal Account and click "My Preapproved Payments.

Instead of following their link, I logged into paypal separately and there were no such charges or payments set up. I believe this was a phishing scam to get my paypal login and password is you follow their link.

Victim Location 93905
Type of a scam Phishing

Claimed to be from paypal. Email stated that my paypal account was place on limitation. I had to give them all of my personal info in order to verify my account. It’s a total phishing scam that I unfortunately fell for. Please BEWARE of this. Nobody deserves to get scammed like this

Victim Location 11968
Type of a scam Credit Cards

I used my paypal account and within 10 minutes I received an very valid looking email claiming my paypal account has been suspended. They provided a link and a click here to update my account info due to inactive members, frauds and spoof reports. I went back to my paypal account through my own link and found no such issues.

Victim Location 22025
Type of a scam Phishing

Email from [email protected] but the PayPal part had a funky L in it. Stated that a transaction was made and money will be deducted from my bank account. Advises if I didn’t make this transaction to click a cancellation link. It’s a definite phishing email.

Victim Location 98038
Type of a scam Phishing

Received an e-mail purporting to be from Paypal with an attachment titled "Custemer.Supporte.PDF" and "Please open the attachment and complete the steps." in the body of the e-mail. This meets some of the criteria pointed out by the BBB website as a potential scam..."Look for mispellings." and "The e-mails will be very general when they should contain your name or other identifying info."

Victim Location 55033
Type of a scam Online Purchase

A few weeks ago I received what looked like an email from [email protected] When I opened it, it looked like a purchase confirmation email with a link to "cancel now" at the top. I of course did not make that purchase, so I clicked the link to cancel, logged into my PayPal through the link, but then it asked me for a bunch of info including my social security number. I know I've never given that to PayPal, so they would have no way of verifying it. I contacted PayPal and confirmed they had no such transaction and changed my password immediately. When I went back to check the email to see what other info there was, it was gone. I have received a similar email today and would like to report it. I have attached the initial screen shot of the email. I also took a screen shot of the email in its entirety if you should need it.

Victim Location 76302
Type of a scam Phishing

Received this message: Your account will be limited because we've noticed significant changes ln your account activity. As your payment processor, we need to understand these changes better.

This account Iimitation will affect your ability to:

Send or receive money

Withdraw money

Also, you won't be able to:

Remove any accounts

Remove credit cards

Close your account

What to do next

Please log in to your account and provide the requested information before September 22, 2017 through the Account Review. If we don't receive the information before this deadline or we notice additional significant changes in your account activity, your account access may be further Iimited.

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Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you need further assistance, please click Contact at the bottom of any page.

Copyright © 1999-2016 Company. All rights reserved. Company (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., Société en Commandite par Actions. Registered office: 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449, Luxembourg, R.C.S. Luxembourg B 118 349

Victim Location 27612
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

this scammer send on email with PayPal logo on it saying there is a transaction of 199.00 dollars on it needed to click link to stop if it was not me thank god I have multiple email account and the email it was sent to has no link to my PayPal account that when I notice it was asking for my login information to PayPal as well to re-update my address and my bank information please look into to that to prevent future people from falling into this scam

Type of a scam Online Purchase

E-mail said I had made a purchase through PayPal for Netflix. It said to click on a link to cancel the transaction if I had not authorized this transaction. I had not made a purchase and I checked PayPal directly (not through the link in the e-mail), there has been no activity.

Type of a scam Phishing

Just received an email from a sender claiming to be PayPal. Absolute scam! Screenshot of the email attached here (photo showing email of scammer). The email has been reported as "phishing scam" and deleted.

Type of a scam Phishing

Thank you for your order

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Order ID: 5CC67447N5362935S

Receipt Date: 31/01/2017

Order Total: |$| 51.48

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Security Notices :

If you have not recently done this order using your Account ID and if you think some one else has access to your account, Cancel This order and change your password :

Cancel This order Now > Account Verification / http://arithorderhistorypaymtod.gotdns.com/7729343/

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Please don’t reply directly to this automatically generated email message.

NC51-028-029-01, 152 N College St., Charlotte, NC 228255

All rights reserved.

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This is an email I received twice over the course of the past two weeks.

When I click on the provided link, it asks me for my Outlook password, followed by all my personal information (name, address, phone no., DOB, mother's maiden name, SIN). Then it asks for my credit card number, expiry date, verification code. I gave fictitious passwords and names and the system accepts them.

Victim Location 75208
Type of a scam Debt Collections

I was phoned by 'Paypal' today and they were allegedly following up on a collection attached to my account. I have no debt with them, and I closed my account in October 2015. To verify my identity, she asked me about email addresses attached to the account. And she asked me to verify the address on the account . I supplied her with two old addresses, and verified the zip code on the second one. She said some other email was attached to the account that I didn't recognize and she recited the last 4 digits of the social, which I noted was not mine.

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