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Was I actually paid?

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Was I actually paid?

Hello, Recently, I put an account for a video game up for sale. A buyer contacted me and sent me the payment over PayPal. I received an invoice for the amount and it said that it had been paid in full. However, when I look at my transaction history, it still shows my payment request to the buyer, and the invoice was in my notification window for a couple days after the "sale." Does this sound like a legitimate transaction, or did the buyer somehow fake the invoice by listing me as the payee and saying that I paid in full? I know that it takes up to three weeks for the hold to be released, but I'm getting more and more nervous with each passing day. Thank you for your help!
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Re: Was I actually paid?

@WonderPhil 

 

Its more like:

 

"the buyer somehow fake the invoice by listing me as the payee and saying that I paid in full"

 

Scam. Selling gaming accounts draws these kinds of scammers so beware. If you sent a payment request and it is still marked pending, that means it has not been paid.

 

https://www.paypal.com/us/smarthelp/article/how-do-i-know-if-my-money-request-or-invoice-has-been-pa...


Kudos & Solved are greatly appreciated. 🙂

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Esteemed Advisor

Re: Was I actually paid?

@WonderPhil 

 

Its more like:

 

"the buyer somehow fake the invoice by listing me as the payee and saying that I paid in full"

 

Scam. Selling gaming accounts draws these kinds of scammers so beware. If you sent a payment request and it is still marked pending, that means it has not been paid.

 

https://www.paypal.com/us/smarthelp/article/how-do-i-know-if-my-money-request-or-invoice-has-been-pa...


Kudos & Solved are greatly appreciated. 🙂

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Re: Was I actually paid?

Gotcha! I appreciate the help!