Fake PayPal emails lead to over £1 million in losses


Action Fraud is warning people selling items online to be on the lookout for fraudsters sending fake PayPal emails.

Fraudsters will send the victim an email purporting to be from PayPal in attempt to trick them into believing they have received payment for an item.

The fraudster will then send a follow-up email requesting a tracking number in the hope that the victim will be rushed into shipping the item before they have had a chance to verify the payment.

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