PayPal Hoax Emails
Latest PayPal Scams
Daniel here, just to mention the latest PayPal email scams on the go.
I received six PayPal email scams this month and I’m sure many of you did as well. I’ve done posts on these PayPal scams before so won’t go into them on this post, but needless to say, if the email is not addressed to your user name, it’s a scam!
You can read more about PayPal scams here. (opens in new window)
Here’s the latest emails:
This was the first one I received.
If you hover over the links directing you to the fake PayPal site, you’ll see the actual URL in your browser window, usually at the bottom left of the window, but this depends on the browser you’re using.
When I hower the mouse over the top link in this hoax email I can see the URL points to:
Clearly not PayPal!
I had a quick look at this one as I’d not come across it before but the scam has been removed already. This guy hasn’t even locked down his directory structure, so if you copy the URL into the browser address bar and follow each directory level, you can access all the subdirectories in that directory.
This was the next hoax email:
Again, it’s not addressed to a ‘registered’ PayPal name — so immediately in the bin with it!! Addressing to the correct PAyPal registered name is one of the few things that a scammer can’t do, unless they’ve acquired a ‘list’ from somewhere.
Another one I received was this:
I list those three as they show typical PayPal hoax layouts. There are loads more… don’t be taken in. If your registered PayPal name is not at the top of the email, it’s a hoax!