PayPal warns about email scam that’s actually working

Posted: Feb 10, 2019 11:58 AM EST (NBC12) – The latest in hacker scams is focusing on people selling items online and using PayPal to send and receive payment. The hacker will contact someone about buying whatever they’re selling online and will request the seller uses PayPal. The seller will then get an email that looks like a PayPal email, and it will claim “You’ve been paid.” The seller then ships the product, without checking to see if the money is actually in their PayPal account. The scammer never actually made the payment which means the victim is out the money and the product. “Some fraudsters try to trick you into thinking that you’ve received a payment,” according to a PayPal website that helps people spot scams. “They want what you’re selling for free. Before you ship anything, log into your PayPal account and check that you were actually paid.” Another tip is making sure the email is actually coming from PayPal. Read more here >>>

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