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Is this legitimate?

 I am in the process of selling a big item (car) and have received an email from someone (a Sargent?) who states he is deployed to a remote area and, due to security reasons, cannot make phone calls but can text or email. He wants to purchase and pay for this item through my PayPal account and will hire a "shipper" that will pick it up and complete the necessary paperwork in his behalf.  He is asking for my PayPal account information to do so.  Does this sound legitimate and, if so, is it secure?  Would he have access to my financial information? I would certainly love to get my car sold but don't want to have my bank account emptied. 

 

I have purchased items through PayPal before but never received money this way.  Is there a dollar limit that can only be sent or received?

 
 
 
 
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Re: Is this legitimate?

Firstly there is no seller protection for motor vehicles on paypal so my advice is don't accept it.

 

Secondly >>>>>>>>>> its a scam.......they are always abroad and can't for security blah blah blah.........all rubbish >>>

 

 

THIS IS A SCAM.

They encourage you to use paypal and often ask you to send the item as a gift to a relative somewhere often Nigeria.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from paypal.....it isn't.

It will say the buyer has paid ...you won't have been paid.

They will tell you that the payment is released when you provide paypal with a tracking/shipping number......this won't happen.

Or if the item requires shipping they will tell you that they will pay you extra and you must pay the agent via western union / moneygram BEFORE the funds are released to you. They are not interested in the item, they just want the western union etc funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.

They also threaten legal action...have a laugh at that one and ignore it as its rubbish.

Paypal NEVER tell you to send trackable, they advise it for seller protection etc but it is not compulsory.

Paypal NEVER tell you to send an item before the payment is showing in your paypal account.

Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


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Re: Is this legitimate?

I did read this reply prior to submitting my question but thought I would ask it anyway.  Thank you.


@kernowlass wrote:

Firstly there is no seller protection for motor vehicles on paypal so my advice is don't accept it.

 

Secondly >>>>>>>>>> its a scam.......they are always abroad and can't for security blah blah blah.........all rubbish >>>

 

 

THIS IS A SCAM.

They encourage you to use paypal and often ask you to send the item as a gift to a relative somewhere often Nigeria.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from paypal.....it isn't.

It will say the buyer has paid ...you won't have been paid.

They will tell you that the payment is released when you provide paypal with a tracking/shipping number......this won't happen.

Or if the item requires shipping they will tell you that they will pay you extra and you must pay the agent via western union / moneygram BEFORE the funds are released to you. They are not interested in the item, they just want the western union etc funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.

They also threaten legal action...have a laugh at that one and ignore it as its rubbish.

Paypal NEVER tell you to send trackable, they advise it for seller protection etc but it is not compulsory.

Paypal NEVER tell you to send an item before the payment is showing in your paypal account.

Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


 

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Re: Is this legitimate?

Well if you had read it already i could have saved the time it took me to type a lot of that out.   Smiley Wink

 

Back to my film.


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.
I do not work for Paypal.