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Release of funds as seller

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Release of funds as seller

I have received notification from PayPal that Fu a for an item I'm selling are pending and won't be released until I reply with a tracking number..I have not yet shipped. Is this legit, a buyer scam or a PayPal scam? I'm
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Re: Release of funds as seller

@TNSpay

 

If the funds are not pending IN and showing IN your paypal balance then its this scam  >>

 

 A TYPICAL PAYPAL 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.

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

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

Paypal do not tell you to send trackable, they advise it for selling protection but it is not compulsory.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


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Re: Release of funds as seller

@TNSpay

 

If the funds are not pending IN and showing IN your paypal balance then its this scam  >>

 

 A TYPICAL PAYPAL 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.

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

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

Paypal do not tell you to send trackable, they advise it for selling protection but it is not compulsory.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


Advice is voluntarily given.
Kudos / Solution appreciated if I helped you.
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Re: Release of funds as seller

Thanks very much. This describes my sitution almost perfectly.