Tell us about messages from PayPal imposters

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Forward suspicious email to phishing@paypal.com

When you aren't sure if a message that appears to be from PayPal is really from us, don't click on any links, call any listed phone numbers, or download attachments. Forward the entire email to phishing@paypal.com and delete it from your inbox.

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Forward unusual texts or SMS messages

Don't click any links in a text message that appears to be from PayPal, but doesn’t seem right. Forward a copy to PayPal. Here's how:

  1. Tap and hold the message
  2. Tap More and then the Forward arrow
  3. Enter phishing@paypal.com as the recipient
  4. Tap Send arrow
  5. Block the sender (on iOS / on Android)
  6. Delete the message

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