Thank's for the warning.
I keep a real close eye on PayPal. When buying on-line,I only use a PP debit MasterCard,so even when a site doesn't accept PP,they do accept MasterCard and my purchases are covered.
Also, there are some very real looking PP "Fake" documents which have been sent to me as well. I hope to have enough experience to continually spot them. I have stopped sending them into PP as I do not receive any response at all.
This way my "Real" banking info. is never given out, and on the 'net at all.
When someone mentions using Western Union for any purpose in a transaction, it is a immediate "Red Flag".
I'm glad you did not lose any money to these lowlifes.
You are very right about "Senior Citizens" not always being able to see the "Red Flags" in time to save themselves from disaster.