This is a fake PayPal receipt, but it could easily be mistaken for a real one. How do I know it’s a fake?
a) It doesn’t include my registered PayPal username
b) I didn’t buy the goods listed on the receipt
The scammer wants you to panic and click on the cancel transaction link. This is the giveaway. This link doesn’t take you to the real PayPal website but to a site with this address: http://188.8.131.52/cgi-bins/webscr.htm?cmd……
This is the scammer’s site, where I’m asked for my PayPal login information. If you click on the login button on this page it takes you to www.iolfree.ie – definitely not the address of the PayPal website.
I hope you know that you should NEVER click on a link in a PayPal email. Always enter the address of the Paypal website directly into your browser.
If you have really bought the item stated, you will find it in your account history.
IF you think you might have accidentally clicked on the fake PayPal links and given your account information to the scammer, contact PayPal immediately.
Dear PayPal member,You sent a payment of ?100.00 GBP to Play and Connect Ltd (email@example.com)
MerchantPlay and Connect Ltdfairyland@playandconnect.com
Instructions to merchantYou haven’t entered any instructions.
750 GoldItem Number 103 , uid: 1400473058 , uid2:
Charge will appear on your credit card statement as ‘PAYPAL *MYFAIRYLAND’Payment sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Issues with this transaction?You have 5 days from the date of the transaction to cancel it.If you haven’t authorized this charge ,click the link below to cancel transaction: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1fa798f5a5f5ae42e77