Scam­mers use Pay Pal email to fool lo­cals

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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

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