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JoyLouise

JoyLouise Report 18 Oct 2017 16:31

Here's the latest scam.

From (supposedly): service@uk.paypal.com

It's actually from: xojzjixhrz@st-andrews.ac.uk

Telling me that £130+ has been sent from my account to Gareth Minion.


Looking at it, I wonder if the scammer is using St Andrew's Uni email address?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 18 Oct 2017 16:40

I often get emails saying a payment has been made from my pay pal account

Whilst I did set up one many moons ago it's never been used
The security on pay pal must be suspect if it can be hacked and people's info be accessed
I just delete any emails and block them

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 18 Oct 2017 20:03

I've never had a paypal account, but I get occasional emails telling me that my account has been hacked :-S

Annx

Annx Report 18 Oct 2017 20:04

I had one the same yesterday and we wondered if it was someone at the university! I also had another for Paypal, slightly different, a couple of weeks ago that was also a scam. It told me to click on 'cancel' if I wanted to stop the payment. They are trying new tricks all the time.

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 18 Oct 2017 20:41

Paypal security is excellent.
Spoofing email headers is beginners stuff but popular as so many people fall for it.


Barbra

Barbra Report 19 Oct 2017 13:24

I use Pay Pal & find them first rate .no problems for me Barbra if in doubt don't open messages delete .