I got an email stating that my PayPal account has been limited.
When I read the email I saw some very odd details that I feel people should be aware of.
These email PayPal scams are very common.
If you receive an email from PayPal, here are some tips on how to identify a fake PayPal email and what can you do.
Let Us Begin
Let’s start with what is going on with the email.
- Personal Info
- Login Safely
When you get an email from PayPal, always look to see who the email addresses to.
PayPal or I like to call them PP always greets you with your first and last name.
If there is no name on the email, it is definitely an email PP scam.
PayPal will never ask you to download anything.
If the email request that you to download anything, it’s definitely an email PP scam.
If PP or any and I mean any email asks you for your personal info, never ever I mean never ever ever, give that info to anyone.
Did I say never ever, I mean never ever!
Always log into PP through PayPal’s website.
By logging in to the actual PayPal website, you will prevent your PayPal account from getting stolen.
This type of practice should also apply to any website service especially sites that deal with your sensitive information.
What To Do If Your PayPal Account Was Hacked
- Change Your Password
- Inform PayPal
- Inform Your Bank
The first thing you want to do is change your password.
By doing this, you will prevent hackers from accessing your PP account.
If you can’t access your PP account because your password has been changed, you can make a claim through PP’s website.
Inform PP and let them know exactly what happened.
Let them know that your password was changed and you can not get into your account anymore.
Let PayPal know what happened in regards to the email that you obtain through your inbox.
It would also be a good idea to make sure that all the transactions inside your PP account are all transactions you’ve made, if not, please inform them.
Inform Your Bank
Lots of people have their bank accounts linked to their PP account.
If your PP account is verified, I would recommend you inform your bank.
I personally suggest that you change your bank account number and get a new debit card and or credit card.
I know this may cause more drama because you have to inform all your creditors, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
If You’re Not Sure If It’s A Phishing Email
The email I got was titled,
“Your account PayPal account has been limited.”
Shouldn’t it say, Your PayPal account has been limited?
Did you notice the title didn’t make sense?
If you find sentences that don’t make sense, it’s a scam.
If you get an email from PP, the best thing to do is not open the email.
When you log in to PayPal’s website, they will let you know what is going on.
If you opened the email, you can copy the title of the email, just like the title I got (Your account PayPal account has been limited), and place it in Google’s search engine.
If you do that, usually the word scam will show on the search engine results.
This is a good indicator that the email you got was a scam.
Remember if you open the email and notice these three bullet points, it is a scam.
- Your name is not on the email
- They try to redirect you
- The email comes with an attachment
Doing Your Duty
If you ever get a phishing PayPal email, it’s always best to inform PayPal.
Forward the whole email to email@example.com then delete the email.
Reporting these types of email scams helps you and others.
Doing your duty helps reduce these types of emails from coming to you and others.
All In All
It’s always best before you log into an account that deals with money to scan your computer, restart your computer and login directly to the company’s account.
It is very important to have virus protection on your computer.
If you don’t, It’s really time to consider one.
Scams are increasing and it’s very important to protect yourself.
If you don’t have virus protection, I would recommend getting one.
Lot’s of people who make money online get paid through PayPal. It’s important to make sure that the money you make is secure.
Never ever, ever login to a company’s account from an email.
Your chances of being scam increases when you do this. Please remember to report those PayPal Email Scams.
If you have any questions or comments about these types of emails, let me know below. Thanks!