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Subject Of PayPal Scam

By Christopher


I believe I have been the subject of a variation of the email scam on your website. Unfortunately I have fallen foul to this scam and re-entered my debit card details at the link address given in the email which looked genuine with Paypal logos and secure “padlock” icon.

Yesterday I received TWO payment “Thank You” emails for payments for services from a company I had never heard of before. The debits were for $373.49 and $735.31 transacted to a company called via a WorldPay server.

I would like to warn other users of this scam so they do not suffer the same problems. I have copied below the bogus email as I received it except for removing part of my email address:

—– Original Message —–
To: chris@********
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 12:49 AM
Subject: Billing Issues

Dear valued PayPal member:
It has come to our attention that your PayPal billing informations are out of order. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service. However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records by June 10th.

Once you have updated your account records your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future problems.

To update your PayPal records click here:

PayPal Update team
Unsurprisingly the link in the email no longer works as the scammer has probably got all the card details he needs for now.

I obviously cancelled my card as soon as I became aware of this situation, but some damage had already been done.

Thank you for your time,
Chris G.

Posted: May 9, 2012 at 5:23 am

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