Can anyone explain to me..first how scammers get peoples paypal accounts, and how they are able to buy items I have up on Ebay, and then pay with a hijacked paypal account. Leaving me to refund the paypal account holders and wait for Ebay to credit me with my FVF's. Thse were huge items I was selling, so the credit fees were pretty substantial. I am just so frustrated. Any advice or wisdom would be greatly appreicated. Thanks guys!
All criminals use a simple method to get control of someone's paypal account. They send out bogus emails.
These 'emails' appear to come from Paypal or someone, but they are never coming from Paypal.
If you honestly get 'anything' from Paypal it shows up in your Paypal account as you login!!!!!
ANYTHING ELSE IS A SCAM, PERIOD
And so it goes, they make certain you click the link then hijack your account immediately. All that they are after is the bank or credit information. And so the scam criminals will do this, make their purchases, and law enforcement ends up having to go through the three-ring circus just to arrest them.
In the meantime, its MANDATORY you NEVER click on anything from Paypal in your email. Nearly 90% of the time it will be from the scammers. And if it IS legitimate, there will be proof in your Paypal account so you just are good to go by forwarding most of those messages to firstname.lastname@example.org for the authorities.