Paypal scam

Scammers claiming to be from Paypal are targeting members of the public by email. Advice is available on how to spot this and what to do.

Spotting a scam Paypal email

There are several signs to look out for that will indicate that the email is likely to be from a scammer.

Scammers will typically begin their emails with “Dear user” or “Dear customer”.

PayPal will always use your first and last name.

Check the spelling and the grammar used in the email. It is common for the scammer's use of language to be generally poor and a quick scan of the email may give a few clues as to how genuine it is.

The email address is another way to determine a scam. In the most recent incident, the scam email address used was

What to do if you receive a scam PayPal email

Never enter your personal details after receiving a scam email.

Forward the email to Action Fraud UK and, then delete it.

If your email provider has an option to block emails, then use it.

Further information on scams and how to spot them is available on the page below:

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