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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])"

Victim Location 35613
Type of a scam Phishing

Received a very legit-looking email from "PayPal" authorizing a supposed payment of $59.88 to "Cleverbridge, Inc." for a "MacKeeper Premium". I immediately suspected a scam, so I logged into the actual PayPal site from another window to verify that indeed no such payment had been made. After confirming no security breech, I decided to investigate and take the scam bait. Upon more careful examination of the email content, there are a few grammatical and typographical errors in the text and fine print. The "Cancel Order" link in email goes to, which looks like the official PayPal login page. Out of curiousity, I "logged in" with a fake address and fake "yeah, right" password, which then took me to another official-looking "PayPal" page that said there was suspicious activity on my account and needed to verify that it was me logging in from my device. There was a button to click "continue", but, at this point, I was too chicken to go any further since the site could already tell my location from my device. Hopefully, that didn't damage my device, although I'm fairly confident the scammers are just phishing rather than trying to get me to download malware. Even so, I used an Apple device, which is less susceptible to such.

Victim Location 20871
Type of a scam Identity Theft

I received and email stating, "Unusual actively in your PayPal account".

The email read that there unusual activity on my account and that I should login now *through a link provided* that read, Login *here*. I do not have a PayPal acct...

I think they wanted to hack my login as I went to their encrypted page as I went to the PayPal page and then they would have my login or have total access to the account...which I don't have so I do worry about the people who have accounts and wouldn't think about this and go into their link...and be scammed.

Victim Location 30736
Total money lost $409
Type of a scam Phishing

I received an email on Nov 5th saying my account was limited and I needed to update my info. So I thought it was a legitimate email from PayPal. Then on Nov7th I noticed $409.90 had been taken out of my account saying PAYPAL. MRPOPULARNO. CAUS. I had not purchased anything online in months. This sounds like the same type scam as I read is being done with AMAZON. They are sending emails that look like a legitimate company. Luckily, my bank worked with me and I am getting my money back

Victim Location 50613
Type of a scam Business Email Compromise

False response to Craig's List add. Informed me via text that their agent would pick up the item I had for sale. Asked me if I had a PayPal account and thaat they had made payment via PayPal. They then sent me scam e-mails impersonating PayPal. I di not use the links in their e-mails. I checked my account, no payment. I ended the conversation.

Victim Location 43615
Type of a scam Online Purchase

I received this email and immediately tried to contact both PayPal and Wish. Wish was not open because it was the weekend and two attempts trying to call PayPal said that their number was experiencing technical difficulties. I stupidly logged into the email thinking it was PayPal and entered my personal information. Finally was able to contact PayPal a few hours later and was told this was a fraud. Immediately cancelled all of my accounts and contacted my local authorities to see what else I could do.

Victim Location 78228
Type of a scam Phishing

Copy of email I received on Monday, May 15, 2018 via email-I do not have an account with Paypal and I have never had an account with Paypal.

???s it seems that y??r billing rec?rds are ??t ?f date

Recently y??r acc??nt has been s?bject t? a?t?matic ?pdates regarding y??r billing rec?rds,y?? ha?e been rand?mly ch?sen t? maintain y??r credit card details f?r sec?rity meas?res,

?n ?rder t? ??erate the ?ay?al Ser?ices and t? red?ce the risk ?f fra?d, ?ay?al m?st ask y?? t? ?r??ide ?s ?ith inf?rmati?n ab??t y??rself, incl?ding y??r credit ?r debit card and/?r bank acc??nt details.

Confirm My Account

?his ne? sec?rity statement ?ill hel? ?s c?ntin?e t? ?ffer ?ay?al as a sec?re and c?st-effecti?e ?ayment ser?ice. We a??reciate y??r c???erati?n and assistance.

?hanks f?r y??r hel?!

C??yright © 1999–2017. ?ll rights reser?ed. ?ay?al ?te. Ltd. ?ddress is 5 ?emasek ???le?ard #09-01 S?ntec ???er 5 Singa??re 038985.

Type of a scam Phishing

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

Victim Location 48317
Type of a scam Identity Theft

Here is a copy of the email

It will just take a minute, [email protected]


Take a minute to update your order

Hi [email protected],

Thanks for contact us today. Let's make sure your order is up to date so we can better protect your account.

Date & Time : 20/04/2017 & 10:12AM

Shipped To: 7671 Lexington Dr, Biloxi, MS 39532

Item : Alienware 15 4K UHD Touchscreen Gaming Laptop Intel Skylake Core i7-6700HQ 16GB DDR4 Memory 256GB SSD

Price: $1,498.79

It's not you?

Update order detail

eBay is committed to your privacy. Read our user agreement and privacy notice. Learn how to recognize fake (spoof) emails.

We don't check replies sent to this email. If you have questions, we want to help you find an answer.

Copyright ©2017 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc., 890 Akard Dr, Reno, NV 89503.

Email reference id: [#be795db9ff454d1d9f4e5c7bb1bd2aa9#]

Victim Location 83646
Type of a scam Phishing

A text message was received from the above number stating my Paypal account due to security reasons. To unlock it it told me to click the website above to review my account.

Victim Location 80921
Type of a scam Phishing

Received an email saying unusual activities were detected on my PayPal account, however I do not have a PayPal. There was a button saying click here to follow the steps, but I didn't, because I knew it was a scam because I got them before.

Victim Location 06790
Type of a scam Phishing

calls pretending to be PayPal and asks for account info.

Victim Location 35661
Type of a scam Phishing

I occasionally receive an email from the above given email address claiming and appearing to be from PayPal but are not. On this email they request that I verify the alternate email address for my PayPal account. I never respond and forward the email to you guys at the I couldn't find that email address today when I received an email from them again.

Victim Location 53202
Type of a scam Credit Cards

Waned to update paypal account, have not used it in years, asked for credit card info and social security number.

called paypal, said this was a scam went to the bank and cancelled credit card .

Victim Location 72301
Total money lost $191
Type of a scam Online Purchase

hi i paid for an item, on ebay with two ebay gift cards... i had a problem with the item i purchased so i received a refund of 191.15 USD but my account was limited which means i could not send or move the money.... i did not care about lifting the limitation. but paypal was SUPPOSED to move the money back into the ebay voucher. but they instead held the funds into paypal and stated that there was a chance of a chargeback when there was not as i have not received any money from other people as to where they could say there is chance for me to move the money out of the account/spend it. and they end up loosing money. could you guys please help me get my money back they gave me this reference (from paypal) (Your case ID for this reason is PP-005-298-942-909.)

Type of a scam Phishing

I received an email from someone posing as PayPal. They gave me a link to update my credit information. I was not cautious. I did give my information. I am currently trying to cancel that credit card. I am worried what they might do with my information. What can I do to protect myself now?

Thanks for your help

Laura B.

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I keep getting emails telling me y enter personal banking info and PayPal says they are not legit but I'm getting more and more pushy ones I guess you'd say

Victim Location 17740
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

We are receiving phone calls from an entity that identifies themselves as Paypal. They have left phone messages. We do not have a Paypal account. When we return the call, they want personal information like my husband's birthdate. We refuse and the call ends. But we receive more messages from them. We checked with Paypal, and they say it is not them.

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