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Victim Location 70123
Total money lost $3,240
Type of a scam Debt Collections

They poss to be Pay pal and they handled the call of my dead cousin and got me to sent them the death Cdb to close the account. They even called me back from the PayPal Customer Service Number

Victim Location 19720
Total money lost $3,000
Type of a scam Phishing

I searched PayPal to report a lost card. Once a rep. got on the phone I had noticed it on the floor. He then proceeds to tell me I had charges, etc. I'm rushing to be somewhere and had no access to my computer so trusting that you called PayPal you are going on w/the call. It's the "heat of the moment" I would say as to how I fell for it but awful all the same as you honestly don't know who to trust. Long story short, they had me purchase these Google Pay Cards and again, I'm still in the "zone" not realizing then that none of it made any sense and I should have known better. Believe me you, I'm blaming myself DAILY trying to get over the feeling of humilation, lost, insecure, feeling dumb like an damn [censored], etc. By this TIME now I've already been taken for my money using various cards to purchase the Google Pay Card in the amt. of $500 each ending in a total of $3,000 after it was all said and done! They needed this to continue to security process.... again, DUMB it all sounds now and I feel stupid as ever! I get home, my daughter realizes I've been SCAMMED and speaks to the man. He said "Yes, I love Scamming you Americans. I've been doing this for three years and what, I'm in the Philipines, what can you do to me....". Just the worse. The Internet is no longer SAFE and this new way of scamming ppl. out of their money is the Absolute Worse! They need to be caught and imprisoned for the damage they are doing to way too many ppl. and their families alike!

I'm praying the bank reimburses what I've lost on the Credit Cards, as well as, my Debit Card which by now it looks as if my Debit Transaction WON'T be covered and I'm just assed out of $500.00.

You HONESTLY just don't know TODAY who/what people are, if the company is right, if if if.... and that's NOT what our Country was built on. This INTERNET is turning out to be a very dark place! You don't know who/what to trust anymore!

These Scammers are getting in through/by any means necessary and it's tearing the security of our Country apart!

Victim Location 65712
Total money lost $200
Type of a scam Business Email Compromise

Said my paypal was hack by 5 people needed 500 in google pay to block them

Victim Location 78413
Type of a scam Phishing

Listed in google as PayPal customer service. Asked me for personal information then asked me to go to a convenience store and purchase google play cards in the amount of $100 each then read the codes to them over the phone in order for me to receive a refund from paypal.

Victim Location 61604
Type of a scam Online Purchase

I received an email notifying me of a payment processed for Banana Republic charged through my paypal account. It included and invoice from Banana Republic with information on the buyer and shipping information. It gave me an option link to click on if I was not the person that made the purchase to cancel the order via paypal. When I clicked on the link it took me to the paypal log in page. Once logged in I was to verify all my personal info by providing information such as my name, my address and such, which made me weary and I decided to call paypal. I personally looked up the paypal contact information and called. They informed me that it was a scam and had no charges coming through my account at all. They had me check the email that I received. The person assisting me made me realize that the email I received was not from paypal at all. Once I realized this I noticed that the letter l at the end of paypal was really a roman numeral 1, which looks like a capital I in a Century style font. And when clicking on reply it gave a series of digits numbers and letters as part of the email.

I am unsure what the objective was, because I did not fill in my personal information and decided to call paypal instead of replying to the email.

Type of a scam Phishing


Restore your Account

Dear Customer,

Your PayPal account has been limited because we've notice significant changes in your account activity. As your payment processor, we need to understand the situation better.

What's going on?

This account limitation will affect your ability to:

send money

withdrow money

receive money

Also, you won't be able to:

remove any bank accounts

remove credit cards

close your account

What to do next

Please log in to your PayPal account and provide the requested information through the Resolution Center.

Restore Your Account

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



Victim Location 30096
Total money lost $550
Type of a scam Online Purchase

In my experience which’s started on January 8-14, 2019 was that of being the seller through the “safety of PayPal” to “avoid” the once of either seller or buyer not being in total compliance. However, there were several inaccuracies once I confirmed shipment; their “PayPal” communication started falling apart ( technological problems etc) They were to have held & confirmed payment delivery as well as shipment BUT then email stating there was an over payment and I would have to return $300 to intended buyer via 3 $100 valued ITunes cards and advised that “ I would have to scratch the silver back and give the information to them,” all the while they still/never confirmed the delivery of payment to my PayPal account. Customer service # 1-888-221-1161 never responded to my concerns; on hold for transfer for 1hr 48 minutes. Email address used for correspondce by “initiating buyer here/ within” [email protected] Then, the intend buyer email me saying “Don’t waste your time. The address I used is fake and I’m on my way back to Cali. Thanks “

Chew Feb 24, 2020

i got an sms form this guy inquiring about a rental room. Gave me the same email as above [email protected] from number +16502624218

Victim Location 60644
Type of a scam Other

To go purchase purchase a Google card at Wal-Mart or Walgreens. They stay on the phone. Your purchase the card scratch the bar code give the number they take your money

The have middle eastern acents.a lot of computer tech in call centers have the same accent. Make sure you are calling PayPal on these scammers.

Victim Location 60644
Total money lost $100
Type of a scam Other

To go purchase purchase a Google card at Wal-Mart or Walgreens. They stay on the phone. Your purchase the card scratch the bar code give the number they take your money

The have middle eastern acents.a lot of computer tech in call centers have the same accent. Make sure you are calling PayPal on these scammers.

Victim Location 06489
Total money lost $100
Type of a scam Credit Cards

I couldn't find a contact phone# for paypal on their website and had just signed up for their payment plan...Since I don't do on line banking I needed to talk to someone for an address to mail a check...I went to a

pay pal site that gave me the 2 reported #s 8443958555 then 8052542071.Being an 80 year old numbskull I ended up giving them the code to a google play card for $100 to cover payments for some compromise on my account...since pay pal touts itself for being secure I got suspicious and when they said they needed to remove 5 devices that were compromising the account and I needed to give them $500 more! I told them off!!.....They were still persistent.... I finally realized I was done in and hung up on them and since i had earlier given them the last 4 digits of my Mastercard that had been covering the pay pal payments..I called Master card and gave them the story...they gave me pay pal's correct phone # and I cleared it with them finally..... Lesson learned



*BBB recommends verifying a company identity before money is transferred or personal information is given.  scams may use large company names to appear credible.

Victim Location 61081
Total money lost $2,500
Type of a scam Other

I told my computer to call Paypal. They answered Paypal, 888-612-2742. I told them I was looking for a refund. He told me I was due a $468.00 refund. They asked me for a credit card to put the refund on. They said the refund wouldn't go through. I ended up giving them 3 or 4 credit card numbers. I called my bank and I called one of my credit cards.They took $1900 off one of the credit cards. My credit card company told me the debit came from Apex. They said to call back in 5 days to file a dispute. I closed my bank card and credit cards. THis is a pain, because my disability is deposited on my card. I only get $1200 a month.

Victim Location 33026
Total money lost $70
Type of a scam Online Purchase

Was buying tickets for a event and paid the scammer in paypal, never got anything inital contact was made on Facebook, other people had the same issue.

Type of a scam Phishing

I have been receiving this e-mail about my PayPal account, I never reply to them but I check directly with my account, is a scam just be aware to never reply to any of this e-mails.

Victim Location 70301
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received an email from PayPal trying to confirm personal data to credit a fragulient charge from *POWERTOOLCE. for a small purchase of 9.99 weedeater string. The invoice didn't have the paypal logo correct so i verified with paypal account rep and deleted the mail. This invoice was sent from Res.Center email address "[email protected]".

Type of a scam Phishing

I received an email for a paypal account, I do not have an account with paypal. It states that I have ordered something in the amount of $625.81 and my account will be billed for that amount.

The email was forwarded to [email protected]

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received email from "PayPal" advising me that $400.78US order for US [email protected] 877-903-0072 has made. The email advises that the email notice is not a charge, that my account will be charged when the merchant processes my payment. Funds will be transferred when the merchant processes my payment, that any money in my PayPal account at that time will be used before any other payment source. If the payment was not authorized by me, I was asked to login at the link provided to cancel payment in order to get a full refund. to see the full transaction details, I am asked to log into my PayPal account. Payment was supposedly sent to [email protected] Email advised that I should contact Dispute Centre at indicated email.

Email was sent to my account that I have not used for almost a year. I checked into the account yesterday (June 1, 2018) and saw this email dated Feb 28, 2018. I have not noticed any payment of this amount made against my bank account. Although I have a PayPal account, opened years ago, I have not used PayPal for years.

May D

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Hello *** 

You sent a payment of $109.99 CAD to Microsoft Canada Inc.

([email protected])

Thanks for using PayPal. To see the full transaction details, log in to your PayPal account.

If the payment was not authorized by you Login here and cancel the payment in order to get full refund.It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.


Microsoft Canada Inc.

[email protected]

888-518-2491 /Note Instructions to merchant

Xbox Game Pass 90-Day Free Trial

Description Unit price Qty Amount

Xbox Game Pass 90-Day Free Trial

$109.99 CAD 1 $109.99 CAD

Subtotal $109.99 CAD

Tax $0.00 CAD

Total $109.99 CAD

Payment $109.99 CAD

Payment sent to [email protected]

Invoice ID: Z20LPXGJ338K

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Victim Location 78247
Total money lost $835
Type of a scam Online Purchase

Sold item from Ebay...used PayPal...Buyer scamming me out of money and item sold....PayPal says OH Well...You need to INVESTIGATE PAYPAL PLEASE!! They try and blame shipping companies...from whst I understand this is considered a Felony Theft and Jail Time for thr theives.

Type of a scam Phishing

I received this email and knowing i didn't make this purchase i did click on the "cancel" link, fortunately my Macbook recognized this was a fraud and stopped me from accessing the site.

Victim Location 80302
Type of a scam Online Purchase

Facebook Marketplace scam. First said being Isaiah White wanted to buy my iPhone and i sent it through the mail. Javon Brooks is also apart of this scam and both of these people are still on facebook. They scammed me 600$.

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