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i sold my item privately and supposely the buyer paid me £320.00 through paypal last week but still no money from paypal has gone in my account.they keep coming up with excuses and trying to get money out of me then say theyll put it into my account,this is all wrong,give me my money i need it!!!!!
Please tell me you didn't send the item to Nigeria????
THIS IS A SCAM.
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 threaten legal action...have a laugh at that one and ignore it as its rubbish.
Most scams originate from Nigeria and people there cannot even own a paypal account.
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.
If it was a london address i would inform the police and get a crime number..
You never know they may take it further for you.
I am so sorry you have been scammed, I feel like having a cry with you.
The US account he used may well have been hijacked as well.