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How do I report a fake PayPal email or website?

"Phishing" is an attempt to "fish" for your private, sensitive data. One of the most common phishing scams involves sending an email that fraudulently claims to be from a well-known company – like PayPal. These emails may contain links to fake websites or fraudulent attachments.

If you think you’ve received a suspicious email or have been directed to a fake website, forward it to and we’ll investigate it for you. After you send us the email, delete it from your inbox. If you clicked on any links or downloaded any attachments within the suspicious email or website, log into your account and view your transactions. It’s also a good idea to change your password.

To view all transactions and activity, log in to your PayPal account and check your recent activity. If you see any unauthorized transactions, go to the Resolution Center to report it.
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