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Here is a question that I have received recently:
I have been sent a couple of emails from email@example.com asking for stuff I am not sure if this is you?
The email address that you have received a number of emails recently from is a genuine PayPal email address. If you are unsure if the email was sent by PayPal or not, the best thing for you to do is go directly to the PayPal website and access your account directly.
How to ensure that emails are really from PayPal:
• Check the greeting. We always address you by your first and last name, or the business name on your PayPal account
• See if the email asks for personal information. A PayPal email will never ask you for any of the following:
• Bank account numbers
• Debit and credit card numbers
• Driver's license number
• Email addresses
• Your full name
• Your password, or answers to your PayPal account security questions
Check for attachments. We will never send an attachment or software updates to install on your computer.
I hope this information helps.
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, i got notification from this email after my buyer claim he already make payment via paypal. FYI, this is my first time using paypal.so i want to confirm with you is it this email really come from paypal?i from malaysia and my buyer from UK. he used asped exress and want me pay the shipping payment to asped express via western union. then after that he will ask his agent to collect the merchandise from me.and FYI, there is no any notification in my paypal account whether i got payment and hold by paypal or not..
The email address that you have provided is not a valid PayPal email address. If you do not see evidence of the payment being received in your PayPal account and you have been asked to ship the item or send money using Western Union, I would be sure the email was not sent by PayPal.
The best thing to do is forward the entire email to us at email@example.com and we can investigate it further for you. You may also wish to contact this person and advise them that you are not sending the item until you have received a payment in to your PayPal account. Or you may wish to simply stop communicating with them and to try sell the item again.
I hope this information helps ,
i think iiv just been scammed for $350 because of an email from
Service @ intl paypal com
i payed the apparent shipping agent in P.R China $350 becasue paypal apparently has a hold on my internasinal lage transaction and now they want $520 is there anything i can do to get the money back
please help this is the first time iv used and invoice
also on my account it says the money from the invoice has been sent dose that mean i shoulg get the money from that??
A buyer from Nigeria won the bid on a computer that I posted on eBay.
The buyer assures he payed and the money was deducted from his PayPal account and now he is demanding me to ship the computer and send him the shipping number. However, I haven't seen ANY kind of evidence in my paypal account. I DO NOT have any money on hold, or anything.
I got an email from paypal saying that the payment from the buyer was APPROVED but I still DO NOT see any proof on my paypal account.
Should I ship the computer? What should I answer him? PLEASE HELP ME OUT.
No- do not ship the item!
This email is not from PayPal and this is not a genuine buyer, if you were paid for an item you would see the funds sitting in your PayPal balance.
Please forward all suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is some additional information on our seller protection policy- https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/paypal-safety-and-security
That's right! I just had a person contacted me suppostly from Nigeria as well, trying to buy my iPhone. She told me that she had already depossited the ammount in may PayPal account and asking me to send my product. I checked my account and had nothing pending to be credited, so it was an scam attempt again. I also had a similar scam attempt last week, that one from China. The page they contacted me through was WWW.OLX.PE. I´ve already alerted both, OLX and PayPal about this.
Let's stop this criminals as soon as possible!
Tks and regards from Perú!