If you’re a regular PayPal user, you may want to take note: Scammers are regularly targeting PayPal and its customer base. PayPal scams can come in the form of emails, phishing sites, malicious ads, suspicious links, and more. Such scams are designed to look official in order to trick users into giving up private data, such as usernames and passwords, or to illegitimately collect payments. Numerous PayPal scammers exist, but there are several that you’re more likely to run into.
PayPal users are often targeted with this scam because of the difficulty that exists with getting money returned, if you are targeted by a scam of this kind the please contact us as soon as possible via our report a scam page.
Please feel free to also contact us for advice on how to get a refund on PayPal if scammed.
Thankfully, your email service provider filters out the vast majority of these types of scams. If you check your email spam folder, you may even be able to find a few of them.
If you receive an email asking you to make some type of advanced payment in order to receive a larger payment does get through your spam filter, pay attention to the warning signs. The email address likely won’t be from a verified or legitimate business or service, and likely won’t match the name, organization, or government official mentioned in the email text. Additionally, there will likely be a large number of spelling or grammar errors within the body of the email, which is another warning sign that it’s not from a legitimate source.
Buyer Overpays PayPal Scam
When a scammer purchases some goods from you, the buyer will pay some extra money, then they will message you that they accidentally sent you extra money and you should wire transfer (a very unsafe method of payment) to send that money back to them.
The scammer might be using a hacked PayPal account to make the payment. When the actual owner will find out about the money transfer, they will ask PayPal to return the full amount.
PayPal will then return that money to the PayPal account holder and you will get your item back. However, you’ll unfortunately lose the extra money that you sent to this person..
The fraudster behind this PayPal scam can also do this from their actual PayPal account, and later open a dispute allowing them to claim that they don’t want the item for any reason and want to return it for a refund. This will result in them getting their full payment back and the extra money you wired will also be there’s.
How Are PayPal Fighting Scammers?
To try to stop scams before it starts, PayPal has designed and invested in a very intelligent scam protection security model. According to the company its preventive security model has four components that consist of state-of-the-art technology and fraud models, around-the-clock monitoring and a customer verification system. PayPal claims that employees look at every payment as it occurs, watching for signs of fraud and immediately alerting customers if they suspect any transgressions. PayPal also ensures that buyers and sellers never see any financial information except for their own and that data flowing in and out the company’s network is safely encrypted.
Please contact us for more information & guidance on how to get a refund on PayPal if scammed.
The PayPal security Key gives you a second authentication factor when you’re logging in to your account in addition to your password, you enter a One Time Pin (OTP) that’s unique for each login. These two factors give you stronger account,
In terms of money transfer services, we personally hold the PayPal team in high regards for the protection that they have in place for their users, many other money transfer companies like Zelle and TransferWise offer very little protection to their users.
If you have lost funds to a PayPal scam or need help with a dispute then contact us as soon as possible, to send us an email please click here.
If you have been targeted by any kind of scam or need to know then please contact us as soon as possible.
Phone – 0800 193 6851
Email – Help@scammers-be-gone.co.uk
Report – To report a scam please click here