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Stacy – Feb 24, 2021

Victim Location 18074

Type of a scam Credit Cards

Asked to remote access my phone to troubleshoot bank account

Janet – Dec 21, 2020

Victim Location 42339

Total money lost $91.98

Type of a scam Other

I called this number for pay pal customer service to get a refund on an item I ordered and never received. He wanted me to download an app to verify who I was that allowed him to access my phone. Then told me that I would have to go to Walmart and get a card in order to receive my refund. I told him that I felt like this was a scam and would not do that and asked to speak to a supervisor he refused to transfer my call so I hung up. He called me back and told me that I have a very irritating voice and that I had best watch what I say on the phone because my words could be used against me and threatened me and told me to never call him again. This was A very disturbing call and I feel that he was a scammer. His name was Mark.

Levi – Dec 11, 2020

Victim Location 75042

Type of a scam Phishing

Yes I entered in my Social security number and then why i saw the link I realized it was a scam.

Marissa – Sep 21, 2020

Victim Location 78204

Total money lost $149

Type of a scam Tech Support

I was trying to get a refund on a purchase and I looked up PayPal on google to get the number. I called it and not thinking he asked that I download an app called TeamViewer Quick Support. Got access to my phone, had me buy Google Play gift cards$100. Had me transfer money from my CashApp to a Tracy Hoyt $49—$Tracy6388

Haley – Aug 12, 2020

Victim Location 37419

Type of a scam Identity Theft

The people are answering phone as pay pal . The # was found on google for customer service. They told me to add an app on my phone giving them remote access to give me my refund. I hung up immediately. They seem to be free m another country. They are thieves!

Geoffrey – Aug 01, 2020

Victim Location 33496

Total money lost $500

Type of a scam CryptoCurrency

We received an email supposedly from Pay Pal with a receipt for $499.95 supposedly for bitcoin purchase with a number to call if we didn’t make the purchase. When we called we were told that we had been hacked and that the company( supposedly Pay Pal0 was connected to and would take care of it but we would have to connect to their site in order to process a direct refund to our bank account. The sign in was: Once we signed it they showed us a list of seven foreign addresses that they claim were accessing our computer. The site had a legitimate looking logo of and so we filled out the form. Then they asked us to open our bank account to get a code that would show the refund. But there was nothing there. They seemed to have the last four digits of our debit card, which they wanted us to verify. So they gave me a code but the first four numbers were "Xs" and they said the bank would have to call to give us a code but the time was limited. In the meantime they kept asking for our pin number. We kept refusing but they insisted that it was only for the transfer and that without the card there was no way anyone could use the debit card. After three tries we finally gave them the pin number and they called with a number which we gave them. The call came with our bank name so we thought it was legit. Once they got the pin they said the bank had rejected the transfer and wanted to know if we had any other banking or financial services. When we answered negatively they hung up. Later in the afternoon we received an email from our bank stating that we had transferred $500 to a Henry Wright with the email "[email protected] We called the bank immediately to let them know we did not know the person and had not made any transfers. So the bank told us it was a fraud and blocked our account.

Abby – Jun 17, 2020

Victim Location 46143

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

posing to be pay pal wanting me to go to walmart get gift card and give the number for $2000

Keri – May 19, 2020

Victim Location 91405

Total money lost $1,900

Type of a scam Phishing

Hi to whom may it concern,

I posted an ad up on letgo

this person contacted me said he was intrested in the shoes

he sent me $180 through pay pal now, pay pal has intially stated they needed me to upgrade to a business account but needed me to buy gift cards to upgrade

i bought per pay pal $1500 in gift cards

along with i was doing another deal selling something off letgo once again

and this other person had me download cash app to send me the money and i can send out the item.

cash app apparently was asking me for gift cards as well

i spent $400 on them- it also stated that i needed to upgrade my account and this is for verification purposes.

i have spent a total of $1900 in gift cards thinking i was complying with the actually company and now this is getting out of hand

i want to report these two people and get my money back.

Please advise

once again one is through pay pal and the other is through cash app

i have both there phone numbers

i also have receipts and payments of all the gift cards that i purchased.

Marc – Apr 03, 2020

Type of a scam Online Purchase

My daughter placed an ad on craigslist to sell her X Box. A buyer from California offered to buy the x box but also wanted her to purchase a $200 gift card for her to include in the package so that it would be sent to the buyers "niece" as a present. He said he would pay her for the gift card as well as $50 for postage and $50 for gas and "running around". At this point he was texting my daughter and was rushing her to go buy the gift card and send the gift card info as well as the scratched off portion on the back and send a pic to "Pay Pal" so they could confirm that she had bought it. At this point, I suspected that this was all a scam, and when I started communicating with him, he became intimidating in which I told him the deal was off. He was angry and said the money had already been sent by him and that "Pay Pal" would take "large action" against me. I told him to cancel the payment and he said he couldn’t. He was very persistent and kept on pressuring me to get the gift card. I looked on line and saw that this indeed was a scam and this had happened with people impersonating legitimate buyers, and impersonating Pay Pal as well. He then sent an email from "Pay Pal" which was ridiculous and stated that they would be taking legal action against me if the gift card wasn’t purchased within 6 hours. He said I was messing with a "military man" and included a blurry picture of a caucasian officer but the hand holding the ID card was very dark in color. The entire situation was ridiculous but had my daughter very upset. I emailed back this morning and told them that I had reported them to the and Pay Pal and the RCMP which I have. I blocked their email address, their texts, and cancelled my daughters Pay Pal account. Hopefully this will be the end of it.

Maggie –

Victim Location 34448

Total money lost $69

Type of a scam Identity Theft

There was a fraudulent charge made on PayPal account wife called to report it they said we need a Google card for $100 to get our refund back of $69

Leonard –

Victim Location 44112

Total money lost $500

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was desperate for a loan. I was turned down at my bank. I was given several options. I Googled the phone number for Pay Pal and called 877-459-1351. I did not fill out an application. The woman with an accent asked me questions. Nick Williams. I thought it was strange a woman named Nick. I told her the amount I needed. $2600. She stated it would be approved. She mentioned $300. It sounded strange. She said I would need to get Google Play Cards. I could hear a lot of people talking in the background. She asked for the last four digits of my Social Security number. I gave it out. She asked for the last four digits of my debit card. I gave it out. I have already contacted my bank. The woman told me to get three $100 Google Play Cards at Family Dollar. I was unable to purchase them there. It would not go through. I was on the phone with this woman through the process. She told me not to hang up. She told me to go to Walgreens and bought the three cards. I also spoke with a man who told me don’t tell them why you want the cards. His name was Kevin Smith. I bought three $100 Google Play Cards. She told me to scratch off the silver part and read the numbers. I read the numbers. She had me buy two more cards. they were hacked. I bought five $100 cards. This happened Wednesday December 5. I would warn people if you have a gut feeling something was not right.

Ashley –

Victim Location 43065

Total money lost $200

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I placed an order and paid through Pay Pal. I found out then when it did not show up that my account was locked – would be open for $100 with Google play card; they said that it did not go through properly and then did a second $100 and he would give me back my first $100; they ended up with $200 of my money and nothing returned. Next, they called again for another $100 on a Google card and I said no, I thought this was a scam.

Marisa –

Type of a scam Phishing

I got an email from what I thought was "pay pal" saying there was suspicious activity on my account, and that the account had been locked until I provided information to release it, and increase security. The information needed to "unlock" the account, included credit card, bank account number, social insurance number, and mothers name. Unfortunately I was sure it was legitimate and provided most of this information. As soon as I sent this information the email said that my account was unlocked, however pay pal did not recognize that any of this correspondence had taken place. I believe it was a phishing scam to gather my personal information.

Kristine –

Victim Location 78664

Type of a scam Phishing

I received an email informing me that there had been suspicious activity on my Pay Pal acct, and that I need to click on the link and update my information or my acct. will be closed. I don’t have a Pay Pal acct.

Kristina –

Victim Location 11429

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Dear ,

Thank you for your order. Please see below for your Order Summary. We will send you a follow-up email once your items have shipped. If your order contains a pre-order, those items will not be available until their publication date(s).

We have successfully charged amount $87.99 to your PayPaI (my email address indicated here), Cancel Now (cancel now link when clicked gives you fraudulent response in hygroglyphics)

If you ordered a NOOK magazine or newspaper subscription and qualify for a 14 day trial, we won’t charge you until the trial ends. Remember, you can always cancel anytime during your free trial period and owe nothing.

Order Summary

Order Number: 4030415259

Ship To:

Electronic Delivery


Bill To:

Danielle Hockensmith

Shipping Method:

Electronic delivery

Brendan –

Victim Location 57103

Type of a scam Online Purchase

car 4 sale on Craigslist and received a txt from above phone number that will purchase vehicle. This is secure as he’s using pay pal. Pay pal acct said to said $500 ITune gift cards to complete transaction. That’s when I figured it was a scam

Cheryl –

Type of a scam Phishing

I received an email I thought was from PayPal informing me my payment was received at World of Tanks Ltd. in the amount of 78.31. The email stated if this was not me who did the transaction go thru the verification steps in order to cancel it. Which I did. All my personal information was in the verification process. When entering the link was broken and the information was gone. I went back and reread the email numerous times and realized after the fact i should not have done anything except delete it. I am very worried about Identity theft more than ever at this point. I have taken all measures to protect my identity from any fraudulent use but am still very WORRIED about IDENTITY THEFT I am unable to attach the email so this is what it read. (I have a hard copy)

PayPal Receipt

Today, 2:34PM



Receipt for your payment to World of Tanks Ltd from ([email protected])

You sent a payment of CAD 78.31 to World of Tanks Ltd.

It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.

Item Number A3A2ABBDDF018471FF

Order ID 1872946459

Security Notices:

If you have not recently done this order using your Account ID and if you think some one else has access to your account, Cancel This order and change your password:

Cancel This order now>Account Verification/

Thank you for your order

Looking back over this I can see now it should have been deleted, but unfortunately I acted upon it. First time and definitely the last time. I can see how people can get fooled at first glance. Hopefully this @#$ can be caught! and this report can save someone else for being foolish.

Thank you

Marissa –

Victim Location 22485

Type of a scam Credit Cards

Received a text message stating:


Your account has been suspended due to a failed manual fraud review.

Please submit your information at to reactivate your account.

Pay Pal Compliance Team

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