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Fraudsters

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Fraudsters

Hi guys I have been scammed, I was selling something and sent a invoice to someone I got a email, supposedly from PayPal saying to ship item and fund has been made but on hold until item shipped. turns out scammed does anyone know if there is any way I can get compensated? it's really sad that there are horrible people out there.
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Re: Fraudsters

@anayah 

 

Scam has been ongoing for at least 15 years, sorry you got caught out. Unfortunately as none of the transaction was done using Paypals site then nothing that they can do.

You were scammed by fake Paypal emails from a scammer with a hijacked or throwaway email address using an internet cafe probably somewhere in Africa.


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.


Advice is voluntarily given.
Kudos / Solution appreciated if I helped you.