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Shipping protocol

Aubreeblume
New Community Member

Shipping protocol

I’m new to using PayPal and trying to sell an item of mine to someone. They’ve asked me to send them a money request for the purchase. I did so and then received an email in my spam folder stating that funds would be available once tracking information was provided for the item being sold. Is this normal protocol for PayPal? I want to make sure I’m not getting scammed out of receiving an actual payment.
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kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Shipping protocol

@Aubreeblume 

 

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/spam folders.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from paypal.....it isn't because they don't have a Paypal account and have no intention of paying you.
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.

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.
Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


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