Paypal scam warning to Gedling borough residents

 Paypal scam warning to Gedling borough residents
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Police have issued a warning to people in Gedling borough about scam emails claiming to be from PayPal.

Scambusters Action Fraud said the emails state the recipient’s account has been “limited” as a result of a policy violation.

The emails then ask for customers to update their account, or check the security of their account by clicking a link in the email.

The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites that are actually phishing sites designed to steal PayPal login details, as well as personal and financial information.

A PayPal spokesperson said: “At PayPal we go to great lengths to protect our customers in the UK, but there are still a few simple precautions we should all take to avoid falling victim to scams.

PICTURED: A scam email claiming to be from PayPal (CREDIT: City of London Police)

“Be aware of any emails or text messages that ask you to provide personal information directly in response.

“Scammers often use a false sense of urgency to prompt you to act on a phishing email.

“All communications from PayPal to account holders would be sent to the secure message centre within their PayPal account. You will have a secure message waiting if PayPal does need you to take any action.

“A genuine PayPal email will only ever address you by your full name – anything that starts differently should immediately raise your suspicions.

“Look out for spelling mistakes, which are a common tell-tale sign of a fraudulent message. If you have any concerns regarding an email you have received, you should send it to [email protected].”

If you do receive a suspicious email, do not click on links or attachments.

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