Here are 7 ways to spot a Pay Pal Scam E-mail and Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
1 - Wrong E-Mail Address
Any E-mail Sent to an E-mail Address that is Not Your Primary Pay Pal E-mail Account is more then likely a scam.
2 - Fake links
After you click on the Link if it doesn't Start https://www.paypal.com then it is a Fake Link. Even if it says Paypal in it somewhere it is a Fake Link. The term "https" should always precede any website address where you enter personal information. The "s" stands for secure. If you don't see "https," you're not in a secure web session, and you should not enter data.
(This goes for any payment Processor including your online Bank Accounts)
3 - Subject Lines
Subject like Please Restore Your Account Access.
4 - Generic greetings
Lot's of emails begin with a Greeting, such as: "Dear PayPal member. Paypal knows the name you used when you registered your account
5 - Action Required Now
Many Fake emails try to trick you with the threat that your account is in jeopardy if you don't sign in and fix it NOW!
6 - HTML Emails
Emails that appear to be websites. Some emails will look like a website in order to get you to enter personal information. PayPal never asks for personal information in an e-mail.
7. Misspellings and bad grammar
Fake emails may contain misspellings, incorrect grammar, missing words. Many Times these are used to trick the E-mail Filters
A quick review
If you receive an E-mail with a Link requesting you to click on the link and sign in to your Pay Pal account, Don't Do It!
If you receive an E-mail with what looks like a Paypal Sign in Form, Don't Sign in!
If you are unsure if the e-mail is Real or fake forward it to email@example.com and request assistance.