Several versions of fake PayPal text messages are being sent to people worldwide. There are a few easy ways to tell which messages are scams and simple things you can do to protect yourself.
Multiple free money scams that easily fall under the “too good to be true” scams that target loyal PayPal users with promises of free PayPal money.
PayPal is a convenient way to pay for online purchases and has a reputation for safety and security. But scammers still find a way to use PayPal to help them steal products.
Scammers take advantage of PayPal's buyer protection program to scam sellers out of their money and items for sale.
Venmo users are noticing suspicious emails hitting their inboxes with claims of a large sum of money waiting to be transferred by a PayPal user.
These scams target those who want give back, preying on your generous nature to scam you out of your money.
Beware of fake PayPal emails and text messages that ask you to verify your account—this is a scam.
Getting more money than you've asked for may seem great, but it could actually be part of a scam to steal your money.
If a buyer on Craigslist insists on only using PayPal to transfer money to you, be careful not to click on any links that they send you or you receive via email from PayPal.
In this scam, people sending payment via PayPal send more than you've requested, but you end up being the one to lose money.