Scams using PayPal
"PayPal scams" are used by scammers who usurp the identity of the famous payment system to override the suspicions of Internet users. Often linked to classified scams, their operation is simple :
- The scammer deposits an advertisement claiming to be a seller.
- The interested buyer is encouraged to use PayPal
- The latter sent him a fake email with the image of PayPal to make believe that the payment was made.
- Thinking she received the money, the victim sends her object by parcel
It is rare that the scammer is the direct recipient, often he uses a mule… It's called a consignment scam !
To denounce a scammer who uses this kind of technique, complete the dedicated reporting form.