This is a PSA to anyone who received weird emails from Paypal. I got emails from Paypal recently informing me about a purchase that I made for my son to send to my house in Florida.
Thing is, I don't have a son and I've never been to America, let alone have a house there. This is clearly scam but the guys who did this were really fucking good at their jobs. It didn't even for through my spam folder, went straight to my main email.
I'm genuinely concerned that some people might actually fall for this because it looks so legit. Of course, seeing this image, you can see the email at the top which is clearly NOT from Paypal but I'm certain some people may not even look at that because they're worried about spending over $200 for something they didn't buy.
This is another email i got from another fake Paypal. The email looks like it was from Paypal but it isn't. It says "@pa-ypal.com". It has a dash in it. Any emails from Paypal will be "@paypal.com". No dashes or anything.
If you guys get this email, make sure you guys confirm that the email is from "@paypal.com" before you proceed with anything like this. If you guys are truly unsure, then look at the top left of your browser in the URL bar, Paypal's official site should have the little green security thing at the top.
If you get these kinds of emails, I recommend NOT clicking on the "Resolution Centre" or "Secure My Account" because the link will send you to a fake Paypal website that will ask for your email and password. DO NOT put your real email and password as this is a phishing website and this site will collect that information to go to some sleazy fucker who will steal your Paypal account.
If you are curious about this site, don't put your real email. This site will allow you to proceed no matter what email or password you use. My email was "firstname.lastname@example.org" and my password was "eatadick". Once in, the website will continue to ask for your information such as you name, home address and even credit card number.
Seriously, someone went to great lengths to do this because the whole thing looks seriously legit. I'm sure some poor people actually got their information stolen. Be careful out there, folks.