Published by: Joe Lenane | Published Date: 19th October 2012
Members are alerted to a PayPal scam involving a fake email asking you to verify your account.
If you get an email that appears to be from Paypal asking to verify your account. DO NOT ANSWER IT. Access your account at Paypal in the normal way and report it to PayPal (see below).
If you have answered it - change your login details at contact Paypal asap.
You can help protect your account against PayPal scams by being cautious in giving out your own personal information such as first name, last name, business name, email address, password, financial information (credit card, bank account number, PIN), social security number, and driver's license number.
Tips to stay safe from PayPal fraud or scams:
Often, PayPal scams will request details such as your full name, account password, credit card number, bank account, PIN number, Social Security Number, or mother's maiden name.
To learn more about protecting your PayPal account and spotting PayPal fraud or scams, please review their Security Tips.
If you think you have experienced PayPal fraud or received a PayPal scam via email (e.g. a fake email pretending to be from PayPal), forward the entire email to firstname.lastname@example.org and delete it from your email account. If you came across a fake PayPal website, contact the PayPal Customer Service team.