|There have been several scam/fake/phishing PayPal alerts circulating by eMail recently. The alert confirms a successful payment which will be news to you. It is often for an amount under 100€ and to a person or company with a fake ID. |
If you click the 'view transaction details' link in the email, it will take you to a fake PayPal login page (which looks just like the real thing) where you are asked to enter your username and password. The page then loads and tells you there was a problem logging you in.
Now that the fraudsters have your login details, they will empty your PayPal account, and may make several transfers out of your bank to hidden or offshore accounts.
Another reason why you should check the web addresses in a fake eMail. To do this, simply hover over any buttons or links in the eMail, and you should be shown the link.
You can always verify your transactions on the PayPal website by going to PayPal in your browser and logging in from there.
Never click a link in an eMail!
You could report the scam to PayPal, but my guess is that they receive hundreds of similar scam notifications every day, and may not be able to respond to you directly.