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How to recognize a scam email when you get one? How do official companies work? Your bank, Paypal, credit card companies.
To be sure, you can call your bank, Paypal, and your credit card company. They will tell you exactly what their policy is. They will tell you, they never will send you an email asking for trusted data! When you get a request for adding trusted data via email, you can almost be certain of it, that it’s fraud bank, credit card or Paypal phishing email! Do not fall for it! And do not click any link in the mail or open any attached files. You will end up in some kind of trouble!
This is the Paypal Phishing Email I received!
It’s coming from the Paypal Support team
Subject: Your account has been limited until we hear from you again
There are a few things very peculiar in this mail:
How can you recognize a fraudulent e-mail?
They ask you never in an e-mail to provide the following information:
- Credit card or bank account number.
- Number of license.
- Check the email address where the mail is coming from.
Please look on the receipt of an e-mail always for the following:
- The greeting, PayPal will never speak to as “Dear PayPal User” or “Dear Customer.”
- You will always be addressed with the name that you registered in your PayPal account.
- When you have an account in your own language, like me in Dutch, you will never receive an email in English.
Links in e-mail
- Do not click on a link in the email.
- If PayPal does need information from you, please log in to your PayPal account directly.
- PayPal will never ask you to open an attachment.
- Take immediate action, a threat your account will be restricted, is NOT the way how PayPal works!
Always check the green bar and lock!
When you don’t trust it: GOOGLE!
- The email address.
- The subject line.
- PayPal Phishing Email address.
- PayPal scam alert.
I bet there will be a lot of results online to find.
With this blog, I hope to prevent you to get conned by a Paypal Phishing Email or a credit card/ banking scam. As you can see they are very clever. The Email address is keeping PayPal inside. The Paypal Logo is genuine. The sender calls himself PayPal support.
Always follow the only rule there is! Do not click any link! Contact your official account!
Report PayPal Phishing email scam: firstname.lastname@example.org.