I just received an email from PayPal. It was nothing out of the ordinary and looks exactly like a PayPal newsletter looks and should look.
It wasn’t sent to my PayPal email; when I checked the ‘To’ email address, it was not mine.
When I hovered over the “Log in to PayPal” button the address line (visible at the bottom of the browser window) the address wasn’t PayPal’s!
I was lucky. The email did not land at the right email address for a PayPal newsletter.
The ‘From’ address was paypal @paypal -exchanger. com (without any spaces). That’s not a PayPal address. Also the ‘To’ address was sarni_gila @ yahoo . com (also without any spaces). That is not my email address.
If you receive a similar email then please report it by forwarding it to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Perhaps we can save someone else by spreading the word via this warning.