Identifying Fraud - For Dummies!

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I recently "sold" my Samsung d600 mobile phone to a fake ebay user (whose account has now been deleted). This user is confirmed with PayPal as a fraud, due to fake confirmation emails. This is how one of the emails were written:

 "Dear Seb Dixon, 
A payment  has been made into your  paypal account: (
**************) by ************ and it has been approved to be credited to your account once shipment tracking number is submitted to our customer  care center.

You are expected to  ship out this item within 24hrs of receiving this notification and mail the shipment details to (customer.care.center@consultant.com)     

Note this fund will not reflect in   your account though it has been approved unless shipment tracking number is confirmed by   our customer care center, we do this to balance the sellers and buyers ratio in transaction and to avoid fraud occurrences

 

Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team"

I instantly suspected this as fake when I noticed the email address from which it had been received : "service@paypal.co.uk . customer.care.center@consultant.com"
I beleive that some kind of action should be taken against people like this, because not everybody will notice the little things which identify the emails/paypal account or whatever as fake.

ALWAYS CHECK THAT THE "PAYPAL" EMAILS YOU ARE RECEIVING ARE GENUINE, AND THAT EVERY PART OF ONLINE TRANSACTIONS IS SAFE.

I can very much recommend signing up for a Paypal account, to those who haven't yet.

 

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