Scammers use Pay Pal email to fool locals
IT SEEMS that as one scam travels the region and new one pops up, for one local the scams are never-ending.
Opening his email account, Maurie Styles was greeted by a surprising email from Pay Pal.
Mr Styles has never signed up to Pay Pal and was unsure of what Pay Pal did.
The tech-savvy Mr Styles said he had never been scammed out of money and he hoped this would stop others from being conned.
“I am concerned with the endless stream of scams showing up in my emails,” he said.
Pay Pal has been made aware of the email scam and encourages anyone on the receiving end to report it directly to Pay Pal or Scamwatch.
Reading through the email scam, small differences can be noticed.
From the email, it read: “Your PayPaI account has been Iimited” (note the I in PayPal and the I in limited.)
Noticing these minor changes will stop the scammers in their tracks.
“I want others to be warned and to delete all strange emails,” Mr Styles said. “I don’t know anyone who has fallen for a scam and hopefully no one will fall for this one.”
Mr Styles is community minded and likes to help out when he can.
“I don’t understand how the scammers do it. I just hope no one has fallen for this one,” he said.
If you have concerns or have been scammed, contact Scamwatch at www.scamwatch.gov.au or phone 1300 795 995