You may have received an email falsely claiming to be from PayPal or another known entity. This is called "phishing" because the sender is "fishing" for your personal data. The goal is to trick you into clicking through to a fake or "spoof" website, or into calling a bogus customer service number where they can collect and steal your sensitive personal or financial information.
How to identify real paypal email
- Forward the entire email to email@example.com.
- Do not alter the subject line or forward the message as an attachment.
- Delete the suspicious email from your email account.
REPORT SPOOF WEBSITE
- Use the form available in the PayPal Resolution Center to file an unauthorized transaction report.