PayPal Phishing Scam
September 14, 2022
There is a new PayPal-related scam in which an invoice is sent via PayPal.com to trick you into calling a fake number.
- Never click on any links or attachments or respond to any unexpected messages from PayPal. Instead, reach out to PayPal directly to confirm that the message is real.
- Never log in to your PayPal account through a link that is shared with you via email, text message or other means. Instead, log in directly from your web browser or app.
- Rather than calling a phone number that has been provided to you in a message from PayPal, contact PayPal directly by looking up its publicly listed phone number.
- Never share your account information, including passwords, bank account or payment card information, by email or over the phone.
Paula is co-founder and COO at Beta Brain. She drives the company’s vision and strategy as it grows and expands its products and service offerings. She received her engineering degree from Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas and her MBA from Duke University and worked for large corporations like Ernst & Young and FedEx before becoming a founder at Beta Brain. She is not a member of the submarine-race watching club and, quite frankly, finds the whole thing randomly suspicious.