PayPal Scams

The world’s most popular digital wallet has also turned into one of the world’s most popular targets for fraud, as PayPal scams are abundant. While PayPal is a wonderful service and one of the most useful financial tools in existence, you have to be careful. 

Can you get scammed on PayPal? You absolutely can, and many people have fallen victim to PayPal scams. 


Full List of PayPal Scams Below

PayPal email scams, claiming to be from PayPal or promising cash through PayPal, are one of the most common forms. 

The Craigslist PayPal scam, using fraudulent PayPal payments for goods or services through Craigslist, is also a common type of fraud. 

While PayPal does their diligence to ensure the security of your balance and transactions, it cannot control what happens outside of PayPal. You, however, can learn about what PayPal scams exist…and spot them coming. See below:

March 9, 2021
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PayPal Resolution Centre

Beware of a PayPal Resolution Centre Scam text message. It links to a  suspicious "Pay Resolution Centre" and asks you to log in.
November 17, 2020
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PayPal Support Text Scam

Beware of a new PayPal Support text scam happening as you're reading this. Whether it's about a failed payment or restriction, watch out!
October 4, 2020
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Sendi Permata: PayPal Transaction

Did you receive this text message: "You have sent $22.50 to Sendi Permata?" Here's how the scam works
September 23, 2020
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PayPal Money Generator

Here's a new fraudulent scheme: the PayPal Money Generator aka the PayPal Money Adder. It's one of the latest PayPal scams.
September 23, 2020
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PayPal Alert Scam

Paypal scams have been proliferating, so the latest one comes via email, and is known as the PayPal Alert.
August 12, 2020
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PayPal Order

Did you receive a PayPal order statement for purchase via email? You are not alone. Here is another Paypal scam.
August 12, 2020

How You Can Get Scammed If You Have PayPal, Apple Pay or Venmo Apps on Your Phone

Beware of people asking to borrow your phone if you have PayPal, Venmo, Cash App, or Apple Pay installed.
August 12, 2020

PayPal Transaction Notification

How The Scam Works: There is no secret that online transactions have become quite a weekly routine for everyone. Unfortunately, […]
August 12, 2020
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Fake PayPal Verification

You may receive an email notification featuring a fake PayPal verification. Here is how the scam works and how to avoid it.
August 12, 2020
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Craigslist and OfferUp Paypal Scam

Craigslist, LetGo, and OfferUp Scams Are Using a New Twist While Craigslist, OfferUp, LetGo, Oodle, or Facebook Marketplace contains many […]
August 12, 2020

New Stripe Payment Scam Copies PayPal Notification Email

Stripe Payment Scam: How It Works The financial transactions done online have become quite a routine for everyone in the […]
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