Fraudulent PayPal Scam

Scammers have been trying to convince sellers to pay a shipping amount via Western Union or a bank transfer.

If you receive a text message that looks like the one below, please do not respond.

The scammers will email you, asking for you to provide your PayPal account details and then pretend to deposit an amount into that account by sending you a fraudulent email, that looks like it has been sent from PayPal, with the amount in your account. The amount is not in there- check your bank account. They will then ask you to reimburse the shipping amount through Western Union or bank transfer. Please do not send any money.

They will continue to pursue you by sending a PayPal legal action email. Again this is a fraudulent email. Do not respond.

For more information or to report suspicious activity, please get in touch with us. 

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