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"Richard Wilson I'm a PayPal Representative" Scam

Online users who have received the fake "Richard Wilson I'm a PayPal Representative" PayPal email below are asked not to follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by online scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money.

Richard Wilson Im a PayPal Representative Scam

A Fake "Richard Wilson I'm a PayPal Representative" Email

From: <>

Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 5:03 PM

Subject: Message from Paypal!!!


Welcome to PayPal. Millions of people like you use PayPal. It's safe, fast and free to pay for purchases online with your debit card, credit card or bank account.

My name is Richard Wilson. I'm a PayPal representative in charge of your transaction with Mrs Shannel Smith (

Kindly reply to this message if you have any question regarding this transaction and I will be happy to help you. This email was chosen to monitor the transaction between the buyer and the seller, so we will greatly appreciate if you could get back to us here so that we can process and credit your account fully.

NOTE: This transaction is only available and can only be tracked and traced via email. We don't place unfinished transaction on call so do reply back to us if you have any question about the transaction and not via phone call.

We thank you for being an asset to PayPal and we hope to serve you better in the nearest future. Kindly reply to this message if you have any other question.

PayPal Account Review Department:

Issues with this transaction ?

Reply directly by clicking the reply Box and I will be happy to help you. This transaction is only available and can only be tracked and traced via email. We don't place uncompleted transactions on call, so reply back to us if you have any question regarding this transaction.

Richard Wilson


PayPal Inc.

Thanks for using PayPal

PayPal Team

If you respond to the fake email, the scammers will send the following fake email:

From: <>

Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 5:35:44 PM

Subject: Re: Message from Paypal !!!

*** Investigation Into Recent Transaction: Case PP-304-718-2447 ***

All you need to do is add a debit, credit card or bank account details to your PayPal account, and you'll be able to pay for your items instantly without sharing any financial details with your seller.

One of the benefits of using PayPal is that we make every effort to alert you to potentially problematic transactions. Our goal is to help you make sound business decisions.

A review of recent transactions indicates that you entered into bidding agreement with " Shannel Smith " by requesting money through PayPal, which shows that the PayPal account holder have authorized the payment you received.

However the buyer has already contacted us in other to make report about your non response about the payment sent into your account. We are ensuring to make PayPal a safer place, therefore we need to set confidence on our users. We use proprietary technology and constantly innovation to help ensure every transactions are safe.

We strongly advise that you send the pickup agent fee so that we can credit your account or face the consequences of LEGAL ACTION.

We have placed a temporary hold on the funds until you send us the Western Union details prove which is the Reference number and the amount you send.

It is highly crucial at her point to let us know of your intention as regards the accomplishment of the Western Union transfer which as being the major reason slowing down this transaction or otherwise, legal action may be taken against you since you have not replied to the confirmation of Final Treatment on Accreditation of Your Account by Our client over time. The said fund can not be canceled of transferred back into his account. We believed you entered into an agreement by requesting money through PayPal, and by non response to the payment confirmation made to your account, you have violate the and PayPal agreement. However the buyer has already email us in other to make a report about your negative response.We are ensuring to make PayPal a safer place, therefore we need to set confidence on our users. you are expected to bring this transaction back to live by cutting the Reference number across to PayPal. failure to comply may lead to your account being VOID and SUSPEND your PayPal account and also your bank ACCOUNT.

We request for the Scanned Receipt of the MTCN issued to you at the in less than 1 hour as PayPal will remit the full fund into your account or otherwise, you will face the consequences of LEGAL ACTION as we have forwarded this case to our Law sector. we have already debited " Shannel Smith " account and the money have being hold by PayPal for the safety of both buyer and seller. this act was in compliance with the Section 4 Act 201 Sub section 6 of the Online-Banking Reform Agenda which gave grands to the secure and safety of both buyer and seller. This implementation was complied with in other to protect both the seller and buyer. be informed that the said fee can not be refunded back to his account. it has being processed into your PayPal account and your account will receive the said fee after the completion of the Western Union transfer. At this time, your account is still yet to be credited but a total of $7,092.00 CAD will be on its way to your account after we have received the MTCN from you, and for security reasons, you are expected to get back to PayPal with the $992,00 CAD so that your account can be credited.

The RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police as be Inform about this as well, Our Record shows that you are a PayPal user, so we need to prove beyond all reasonable doubts that you are legitimate and that's why we need you to send us a proof of the Western Union Transfer Details / Receipt for this transaction, so as to secure the buyer from Fraud. As the national police force of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is primarily responsible for enforcing federal laws throughout Canada, while general law and order including the enforcement of the Criminal Code and applicable provincial legislation is constitutionally the responsibility of the provinces and territories. This responsibility is sometimes further delegated to municipalities which can form their own municipal police departments. This is common in the largest cities..

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Case Number: PP-304-718-2447

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  • March 10, 2020 at 7:32 AM by an anonymous user from: Madrid, Spain

    Received this scam:

    "NelI N.

    The total amount of € 8,400.00 EUR that was transferred to you by Marlene Reich has been fully deducted from the beneficiary's account that includes the transport / delivery Charges and is ready to be transferred to your own account. The PayPal money transaction is still under review and will be finalized as soon as you have paid the transportation charges to the transportation company.

    To complete this transaction and obtain the funds credited to your account, you must go to any Money Gram Money Transfer Departure and transfer the excess amount of € 950.00 EUR to the Transport Agent and send us a scanned copy / photograph of your Money Gram Receipt of transfer (in .JPG Format).

    Click here to locate the nearest Money Gram money transfer point of sale.

    Transport Agency :

    Agent Name: NelI Niazashvili

    City: Rustavi

    Zip code: 0504

    Country: Republic of Georgia"

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"Richard Wilson I'm a PayPal Representative" Scam