PayPal Unauthorised Payment Scam Alert

Reports are coming in from all over Europe of unauthorised payments on PayPal accounts. The vulnerability appears to affect those who have PayPal linked to Google Pay but details remain unclear. PayPal say they have addressed the issue, but some users have seen thousands spent on their accounts many with the retailer Target. It seems safe to assume that PayPal will reimburse victims.


Tips and Advice

  • Secure your account – Turn on 2 factor authentication on your account, this means you will be sent a text message or an email with a code to use whenever you login to your account. To do this Login to PayPal > Click on Settings Logo (top right)  > click SECURITY > click 2 -step verification
  • Personal means private! – Do not divulge personal details unless you are certain who you are communicating with
  • Report it – to PayPal by emailing
  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you have already given out financial details
  • Still Unsure? – Call Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisor’s will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool


If you have found this article helpful please share it on Facebook or Twitter to help others stay safe from scams and fraud.

Never miss a Scam Alert – Sign-up here, it’s FREE