Phishing and spoofing scams
We are committed to protecting your account and your information. A good way to help prevent fraudulent activity occurring on your account is to educate yourself on common types of abuse.
- Phishing and spoofing scams are when identity thieves posing as a legitimate company send you an email asking you for personal account information, either by asking you to reply or directing you to a fake website.
How to spot a scam.
- Requests for personal information: We do not ask you for sensitive information via email, such as your password or Social Security Number. We do not send communication that will claim to close your account if you do not verify your personal information.
- Odd-looking urls: The address for PayAnywhere will always be formatted as payanywhere.com. Do not reply to or click on any links that do not point directly to payanywhere.com.
- Grammatical or spelling errors: These emails typically read poorly, with grammatical errors, missing words, or typos.
How to protect yourself online and your PayAnywhere account.
- Change your password regularly. To reset your password, visit PayAnywhere Inside and click "Forgot Password". The secure page for resetting your password looks like the below.
- Make sure you are on the real PayAnywhere site. Check your browser bar for:
- Green text
- Lock icon
- Do not reply to or click on any links from emails asking you to enter in confidential information.
- Report any suspicious PayAnywhere email by forwarding it to firstname.lastname@example.org and then deleting it.