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Spot 5 things wrong with this fake PayPal email

Spot 5 things wrong with this fake PayPal email
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You receive so many emails every day that it's often impossible to spot the phonies. Like most people, you scroll through dozens of emails, deleting the ones you don't need, and clicking on ones from people and companies you recognize.

One of those companies may be PayPal. It doesn't have a perfect record when it comes to being honest with its subscribers, as we told you earlier this year, but it's a reputable company. So, you probably wouldn't think twice about opening a PayPal email.

That's probably especially true when the subject line says something like, "Your account has been limited until we hear from you." (See email below.)

Of course, if you're a regular Komando.com reader, you know you should never click on links inside email messages, unless you are 100% sure you can trust the person or company who sent it.

Too often, those links are phishing scams. Scammers who want to steal your personal information will trick you into clicking over to their website. It'll look like a legitimate page for PayPal (or another company), so you'll input your personal information and account numbers. Don't do it.

The email below, which was sent to Kim Komando's email address, has several red flags. Read through the email to see if you can spot those warning signs.

PayPal Phishing Email

Next page: Did you find the red flags?
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