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Re: Received email confirm of payment received, but no funds show in my paypal account.

Nigeria = scam. The  emails are not from paypal and if you can't see the funds in your paypal account then you have not been paid.

 

This is a scam, ignore that person and i would only sell uk only if i were you.

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Re: Received email confirm of payment received, but no funds show in my paypal account.

Do NOT do anything...actually report the incident to PayPal....I had the same thing happen and fortunately caught it in time (actually, the clerk at the PO told me).  I was able to cancel the transaction and still keep my phone and was out no $$.  Some people aren't so fortunate. 

 

Cancel your transaction NOW.

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RECIVED TRANS.NUMBER THAT THEY RECIEVED THE MONEY.IT WAS TAKING OUT OF MY CHECKING.CHECKED MY PAYPAL ACOUNT AND IT WAS NOT THERE. AND NEVER HEARD FROM THE SELLER.I EVEN E-MAILED HER NO RESPONSE THIS WAS MAY 18TH. WELL I GUESS I GOT SCAMED I BOUGHT IT FROM YARDSALE .                                         TY    F WOLFE

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Re: Received email confirm of payment received, but no funds show in my paypal account.

I don't understand your post. Did you buy something and didn't receive it??

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Re: Examples of Suspected Fraud or Fake Emails

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Attempted Scam by Chandria ********* aka Paul ****** and who know how many other names this person goes by.  We listed our car for sale on Craigslist and this person responded sounding very interested in the car.  They wanted to pay for it using paypal and wanted our paypal info.  Something sounded fishy when this person wouldn't talk to us directly on the phone, everything was email so we googled the name and found a listing on Scamwarners.com telling how this person is doing this to many, many people and after getting paypal info is sending out phishing emails, trying to get passwords I would guess.  Anyway these are the two emails this person is using <email removed>          beware if someone won't talk to you over the phone.

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Re: Examples of Suspected Fraud or Fake Emails

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Hi everyone,

 

I just wanted to post a quick reminder.

 

You may not post the names, address, email addresses, phone numbers, or any other identification information for any person, whether they are a scammer or not. Please remember that the names you are posting are potentially the actual names of individuals who have been victimized previously by the scammers, and whose identities they have adopted to commit further fraud. When this information is posted, it may serve to further victimize someone who has already experienced identity theft.

 

For more information, please refer to the PayPal Community Rules and Guidelines, and to the first post in this thread.

 

Thank you for your cooperation!

 

Olivia

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Hi everyone,

 

There's a new phishing email going around, and I wanted to give you a heads-up of what it looks like. Please remember to always avoid clicking links in emails.

 

Click here to see a full-size version.

 

 

 

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Paypal Olivia..........

 

I got it as well but when I tried to forward it to "spoof@paypal.com" as requested by Paypal, I get this in reply:

 

Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

 

      Subject:    FW: Your Paypal.com transaction confirmation.

      Sent: 6/4/2012 11:28 AM

 

The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

 

      'spoof@paypal.com' on 6/4/2012 11:28 AM

            550 5.7.1 q54GSBH7015305 This message has been blocked due to SPAM-like characteristics or poor IP reputation. Please include the original message, along with this error code, and contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  if you require additional assistance.

 

 

It seems the filter process allows the email to get into my email box but blocks me from forwarding and reporting it as fraudulent to the appropriate address. Since I have a dynamic IP that cannot be the reason.  I have since sent it to the  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX but doubt anything will be done. Site rules require the contact address to be masked.

 

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Re: Examples of Suspected Fraud or Fake Emails

Hi Searcher,

 

Welcome to the Community! :smileyhappy:

 

The phishing email in question is very recent, but it has been very prolific. It's entirely possible that some mail servers have updated to block the characteristics of this specific email, just in the time since you received it. I'm sorry to hear that you've been unable to forward it to spoof@paypal.com, but please rest assured that we have plenty of examples of it! :smileyhappy:

 

Please feel free to go ahead and permanently delete the email.

 

Olivia

 

 

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Re: Examples of Suspected Fraud or Fake Emails

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Hi Olivia, 

 

I have got a receipt from paypal. I never spend but it says I created a shipping label which cost $97.57

tried to dispute this on paypal resolve center but I can't...since it was USPS related item 

Paypal gave me some other route but it won't work!!

 

I'm so frustrating, annoying...Who could help me with my problem

Do you have any idea Who do I have to contact for resolve my problem? this is extremly uncomfortable experience.

please help me.

thank you 

 

Kyun

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