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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

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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 Hotels.com 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 Telus.net account that I have not used for almost a year. I checked into the Telus.net 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.

Merchant

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

Issues with this transaction?

You have 180 days from the date of the transaction to open a dispute in the Resolution Center.

Questions? Go to the Help Center at www.paypal.com/ca/help.

This email was sent to *** for the ongoing support and maintenance of your account. To manage your communication preferences, please visit our Preference Centre.

You can receive plain text emails instead of HTML emails. To change your Notifications preferences, log in to your account, go to your Profile, and click My settings.

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$.

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

this is the second Pay pal scam in 2 weeks.....looks very real be careful. it stated i sent a payment to Yanyan

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received an invoice saying I had sent a payment to PlanetArt Ltd through PayPal. I had not! When prompted to Manage/Cancel Transaction it requested a a lot of personal information including SIN.

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

I received an email supposedly from Paypal giving a transaction number and stating that I had sent a payment to PlanetArt Ltd. in the amount of $33.99 CAD and that the charge on my credit card statement would appear as

PayPal Freeprints.... The payment was supposedly sent to [email protected] I have not used Paypal in a very long time and I have not given them my current credit card expiry date. I telephoned Paypal and they confirmed there has been no transaction on my account. They asked me to forward the email to [email protected] and then to delete it. I sent it and I received a notice that it was blocked.

Type of a scam Phishing

Was emailed the attached copy of a PayPal order/invoice. I do not subscribe to PayPal! Nor did I order these "seeds". Am I liable for this invoice? I stupidly logged in to let them know that I did not authorize this order but as soon as questions appeared I did not fill in any personal information realizing this was a scam. What do I do now? There is another photo shot which is a continuation of the one below, but only one photo is able to appear in the space provided.

Victim Location 98037
Type of a scam Phishing

This number has been calling my cell phone (which is registered on the Do Not Disturb list) four times a day. When I finally answered, it was an automated voice telling me that I have a balance on my PayPal account and to press one to be connected to a staff member who can help me pay my balance. I hung up without pressing one.

Victim Location 49267
Type of a scam Business Email Compromise

It states false “unexpected login attempt”

Victim Location 19454
Total money lost $25
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

The scammer posed as a girl interested in buying my iTunes gift card. He created an email posing as someone from PayPal that looked incredibly official. He sent multiple emails, the first being one saying that I had funds pending and the service member would be the middleman for the transaction. I sent the gift card’s info through the email to the fake PayPal helper and waited for the funds to be approved. Needless to say they were not approved

Victim Location 22310
Type of a scam Phishing

Received email saying my PayPal account was compromised from an IP address in Auckland, NZ. It had a link to a place other than paypal that I did not click on. The email address did not come from paypal, either. I reported as a scam to my email provider.

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

It looked like an authentic email from PayPal advising I'd made a purchase for a product I didn't buy and to a company never heard of. My reaction was to find a link in the email to let PayPal know it was not an authorized purchase and that it might be a scam. I was also suspicious that the PayPal email address showed "[email protected]". There was a link. However, I decided to first check the internet and typed "paypal scams" to see if there were similar scenarios as mine (which there were) and so learned not to click on any links within a suspicious email. Here is a partial copy of the email text I received:

"You sent a payment of $105.00 CAD to River Valley Alliance

([email protected])"

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