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Don't fall for this extremely tricky PayPal phishing scam

Don't fall for this extremely tricky PayPal phishing scam
Photo courtesy of the Consumerist

If you were one of the 128 million eBay users affected by the recent data breach, keep an eye on your inbox, because the phishing attempts have started.

The email below was shared with the Consumerist by an eBay user named Phil. He has a specific email address used only for his eBay and PayPal transactions, so he immediately recognized it as a phishing attempt.

“Phishing mails always start with a generic ‘Dear customer’ or ‘Dear Client,’ but this one not only addresses me by my full name,” he wrote to Consumerist. “It was also sent to an email address that I use EXCLUSIVELY for my Paypal account.”

Phil was on top of his game, but to the untrained eye, this attempt might be a little trickier to identify.

What other red flags do you see? Use this fake email from "Amazon" as your guide.

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Photo courtesy of Consumerist.
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