PayPal Email Scam
WHAT IS A PAYPAL EMAIL SCAM?
You're selling an item on eBay or Carousell. A buyer agrees to make payment through PayPal. They send you an email that looks like it's from PayPal, stating that the money has been sent. You're asked to provide shipment details or pay an admin fee before the payment can be released. Under the impression that it is a legitimate instruction from PayPal, you mail the item to the scammer or make payments.
Look out for these scam signs
Watch out for so-called emails from PayPal asking for shipment details or an admin fee.
How to stay safe
Never click on unknown links in email that looks suspicious.
PayPal Email Scam: Real Stories
28 Aug 2022 | PayPal Email Scam
Was contacted on Whatsapp regarding camera listing on club snap, buyer agreed on price, requested to pay through paypal, I agreed, and sent out the shipment via DHL. Received an email from "paypal" asking…...
22 Aug 2021 | PayPal Email Scam
Scammer contacted me on whatsapp to purchase my used camera and lens to be shipped to one address in the Philippines. i was cautious at first and scammer assured me money will be sent via PayPal and released…...
11 Jun 2020 | PayPal Email Scam
'Buyer' claimed to be in usa, and wanted to buy my product to be sent to malaysia. He sent me a paypal email showing that payment was made. but on closer scrutiny, i realised it is a fake image....