It is important to be able to spot the difference between a fake email and a genuine email. Fake emails may be trying to direct you to an infectious website, trick you into providing personal information or contain attachments that can infect your device.
One sign of a fake email is the way an email is addressed. An email is more likely to be genuine if it addresses you by your name instead of a generic term.
Another way is to check the link of the url in the email. Is it pointing back to the company’s website such as PayPal.com, eBay.com or Google.com or is it pointing to a website that you never heard of?
More information on how to spot a fake email can be found on the PayPal website: https://www.paypal.com/us/selfhelp/article/How-to-spot-fake-emails-FAQ2340