The internet is a wonderful place to purchase goods, keep in touch with friends, make money online and just about anything else you can think of. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of people that commit internet fraud and a lot of people that don't know how to report it. Read on to learn How To Report Internet Spoof Phishing Fraud to PayPal
- 1 If you receive an email from PayPal notifying you that you need to resolve a problem by giving your personal info or credit card info, question it right away. These emails often use a very realistic looking PayPal logo. Don't be fooled.
- 2 Close the email. Give no information
- 3 Log on to PayPal. Do NOT attempt to log onto PayPal through the email you closed above. When you log onto PayPal, do it as you normally would via your browser. Use new browser tab
- 4 Check your account by reviewing if you have any open cases. You can view open cases through the resolution center found on your accounts home page.
- 5 If you find that you have no open cases, chances are that someone has spoofed a PayPal email and is trying a phishing scheme on you.
- 6 Log out of PayPal.
- 7 Go back and open the fraudulent spoof / Phish email you closed in step 2
- 8 Forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Feel free to write a note asking if this email is a fraud.
- 9Typically within a day, a message will come back from PayPal thanking you for reporting the fraudulent email. It will also tell you if it was a phishing scheme.
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