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Beware of "You've got a Money Request" PayPal Scams - They are being Sent by Cybercriminals

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Beware of "You've got a Money Request" PayPal Scams - They are being Sent by Cybercriminals

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Instead of tricking PayPal users into visiting phishing websites that steal usernames and passwords, cybercriminals are now creating PayPal Money Requests, like the one below, which trick PayPal users into sending them money, by falsely requesting payments for goods or services that were not sent or rendered. And, since the Money Requests were created in PayPal, users would quickly believe that they are legitimate and make the payments, especially PayPal users who pay for goods daily using this method.

Samples of the "You've Got a Money Request" PayPal Scam

Subject: You've got a money request

Hello Online Threat Alerts,

Хадикова Фатима would like to be paid through PayPal.

Details

Requested Amount: $300.00 USD

Your Email Address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

Click the button below to send Хадикова Фатима your payment and see the details of this money request.

Pay now!

PayPal users are asked to verify all money requests to ensure that they are legitimate before they carry them out, or make payments. And, any money request that cannot be verified as legitimate should be canceled.

For PayPal users who have already fallen victim to the “You've got a Money Request" scam, are asked to contact PayPal immediately for help.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • February 20, 2017 at 7:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    --- phishing scam ---
    "You've got a money request
    Sat 18/02/2017 09:06
    From: service@paypal.co.uk

    Kerry Maynard sent you a money request
    Payment request details"

    remove

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Beware of "You've got a Money Request" PayPal Scams - They are being Sent by Cybercriminals