Have you received a PayPal invoice for several hundred dollars from Trust Wallet via email, but you’re not sure why? Well, you’re certainly not alone! Lots of people have received this seemingly legit (but definitely NOT legit) invoice and are wondering what to do about it. Keep on reading for everything you need to know!
Trust Wallet PayPal Scam… or Not?
It’s definitely a scam, but the scammers behind it have been very clever, so at face value it seems legit. Below are two example Trust Wallet PayPal invoice scam screenshots.
As you can see in the second screenshot, the invoice was sent from email@example.com — a 100% legitimate email address. So, how are the scammers able to do this? The answer is simple: they create a PayPal seller account called “Trust Wallet” (that is in no way affiliated with the legitimate company Trust Wallet) and send people these invoices in the hope that they will pay them without question.
Wondering how the scammers got their hands on your email address? They will most often obtain a collection of leaked email addresses from the dark web or an underground forum and target the owners of the email addresses with scams such as this fake Trust Wallet invoice scam, phishing scams, romance scams, etc.
Use the search bar below to see if your email address has appeared in any known data leaks.
What You Can Do
If you’ve received an invoice that you believe is fraudulent, you can report it to PayPal in the Resolution Center.
- Go to the Resolution Center.
- Click Report a Problem.
- Select the fraudulent invoice.
- Click Continue.
- Follow the onscreen steps to report the issue.
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