Sendi Permata PayPal Payment: How The Scam Works:
Did you receive a text message saying: “You have sent $22.50 to Sendi Permata. If you do not recognize this payment log into PayPal?” You are not alone. Many smartphone users have been getting this fake notification about a PayPal order that’s not familiar to them at all. Who is Sendi Permata? The name is used by the scammers to scare the recipients of the message, which also offers a TinyURL link where they can challenge the unknown payment:
The scam works exactly like the Apple receipt scam that’s also perpetrating online but comes via email. How does that work?
Watch the video below to see in action the scam exposed:
Your Receipt From Apple Scam Video
Scammers of the Sendi Permata scam rely on the fact that the text recipients try to challenge the transaction since they haven’t sent money to any Miss Permata. The text message provides a bogus link to a PayPal page, to cancel or dispute the fraudulent transfer.
The link redirects to a fake PayPal website, which asks the victim to log in by providing the credentials: email address and password. Once the recipients give away that info, their PayPal account is hacked.
Sendi Permata Text Message: How To Avoid
Always log into your PayPal through the official app, not via a text message that you receive on your cell phone. You can also access it on your desktop by typing paypal.com into your browser.
When the real PayPal sends you notifications, they never send a TinyURL link. Do not click on the link provided.
Since we are talking about PayPal scams, beware of a few other ones which are prevalent lately: PayPal Alert Scam, PayPal Notification, and the Fake PayPal Verification.
How to Report the Sendi Permata Scam:
Make your family and friends aware of the Sendi Permata scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to Apple using the link below:
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