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Posibile scam

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Posibile scam

My Money where 1025 € PayPal Awaiting Money Gram Receipt Hello Andrei Trif , We are contacting you regarding your Transaction with Mr Pavel Docekal . We shall be expecting to receive the necessary Money Gram Information from you today, and you are required to send the Money Gram information to us today in order for us to release the total amount of €1,705.00 EUR into your Account immediately without any delay, We want you to know that your money is 100% safe and secured with PayPal and you are safe to proceed with the transaction. Payment methods Transfer Status: Pending(Awaiting Money Gram Receipt for Verification) You are required to send to us Money Gram Information Stated Below for Verification: (1) Sender's Name; (2) Receiver's Name; (3) REF Number; (4) Amount Sent; (5) Money Gram Receipt. MoneyGram logo Below is the Confirmed & Verified Agent's address where you are mandated to send the money: First Name: Mari Last Name: Gigauri City: Batumi Postcode: 6010 Country: Republic of Georgia. So you should go ahead and send the €680.00 EUR Today, And we shall be expecting to receive the Money Gram Information from you as soon as possible. You can contact us if you have any question(s). Sincerely, A. Williams, Thank you for Using PayPal Online Transfer.

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Re: Posibile scam

@Little_breitlin 

 

SCAM.

 

They encourage you to accept a 'direct' Paypal payment and may ask you to send the item internationally.
No funds or activity of the transaction shows in your Paypal account and any emails 'may' go into your junk or spam folders.

They don't quibble on cost and may also say they can't view the item as they are disabled or working abroad etc etc but they will arrange a shipping agent to collect it.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from paypal.....it isn't because they don't actually have a Paypal account and have no intention of paying you.
It will say the buyer has paid ...you won't have been paid.

The 'fake' paypal email will tell you that the buyer has paid for the item + shipping costs but you must send those shipping costs to the courier/ shipping agent via western union, moneygram or walmart etc BEFORE the funds are released to you.
They are not interested in the item, they just want the western union etc funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.

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.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram or Western Union etc.
Also their is no seller protection on paypal for any item that is collected by the buyer.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


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Please leave Kudos / Solution if I have helped you.

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Re: Posibile scam

@Little_breitlin 

 

SCAM.

 

They encourage you to accept a 'direct' Paypal payment and may ask you to send the item internationally.
No funds or activity of the transaction shows in your Paypal account and any emails 'may' go into your junk or spam folders.

They don't quibble on cost and may also say they can't view the item as they are disabled or working abroad etc etc but they will arrange a shipping agent to collect it.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from paypal.....it isn't because they don't actually have a Paypal account and have no intention of paying you.
It will say the buyer has paid ...you won't have been paid.

The 'fake' paypal email will tell you that the buyer has paid for the item + shipping costs but you must send those shipping costs to the courier/ shipping agent via western union, moneygram or walmart etc BEFORE the funds are released to you.
They are not interested in the item, they just want the western union etc funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.

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.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram or Western Union etc.
Also their is no seller protection on paypal for any item that is collected by the buyer.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


Advice is VOLUNTARILY given.
Please leave Kudos / Solution if I have helped you.

View solution in original post