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How to not fall prey

  • Always log in to your PayPal account to verify payment status before sending merchandise.
  • Always open a new browser and navigate to the PayPal website.
  • Check that the e-mails that claim to be from PayPal are sent by authentic e-mail addresses.
  • Never provide your personal details such as bank account or credit card numbers via e-mail. If PayPal requires your personal details, you will be asked to log in.
  • Read reviews of buyers online to know who you are dealing with.

Victim profile

They are generally women between 19 and 33 years old.