Warning - Paypal Scams (12/10/20)

The information keeps coming from Alert users across Scotland highlighting the text, email and phone scams they are experiencing out in our communities.

A common thread over the past week has been the frequency of scams purporting to be from PayPal. Often these hare come in by email starting ' Your account has been suspended....', 'You have been paid....' and 'You have been paid too much.......'

Paypal have good information on scams and how to identify them at:-

https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/security/common-scams

Taken from the PayPal information:-

How to identify real PayPal emails
An email from PayPal will:

An email from PayPal won't:
Report suspicious behaviour in your community to Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency

Report all scams to Advice Direct Scotland on 0808 164 6000 or through their website at:-
https://www.advice.scot/

Scam emails should be reported to the National Cyber Security Centre via their new Suspicious Email Reporting Service at:-

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/report-suspicious-emails?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI14HdidKu7AIVVODtCh2S5Q2bEAAYASAAEgIxcfD_BwE

Message Sent By Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, NW Scotland)