There is a bogus email going around purporting to be from PayPal notifying you of charges that you did not authorize. Of course it has a “helpful” link for you to click and cancel the charges. But can you guess what happens if you click the link? You can try it but I’m not going to! I looked up some information and discovered this is not from PayPal and is, in fact, a scam. A copy of the email is included below. Also, please see the comment from John Erickson where he explains how you can check out suspicious looking emails. Thanks John!
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Shawn Tuma is an attorney who is internationally recognized in cybersecurity, computer fraud and data privacy law, areas in which he has practiced for nearly two decades. He is a Partner at Spencer Fane, LLP where he regularly serves as outside cybersecurity and privacy counsel to a wide range of companies from small to midsized businesses to Fortune 100 enterprises. You can reach Shawn by telephone at 972.324.0317 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. View all posts by Shawn E. Tuma