Is "PAYPAL INST XFER 230122 SWA*EARLYBRD JOHN DOE " fraud?

Written by Remi Russell

June 18th, 2024

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What is "PAYPAL INST XFER 230122 SWA*EARLYBRD JOHN DOE "?

SWA, also known as Southwest Airlines, has been in business since 1967. The company primarily operates in the airline industry, providing passenger air travel services. Southwest Airlines offers various fare options, including business select, anytime, and wanna get away. Additional services include checked baggage, in-flight beverages, and Wi-Fi access. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft and serves numerous domestic and international destinations.

  • PAYPAL: Indicates that the transaction was processed through PayPal.
  • INST XFER: Stands for "Instant Transfer," signifying the method of transaction.
  • 230122: Represents the date of the transaction in the format YYMMDD (23rd January 2022).
  • SWA*EARLYBRD: Likely a code or identifier for the merchant or specific product/service purchased.
  • JOHN DOE: The name of the account holder who executed the transaction.
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