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maxdmfsmd
New Community Member

scam

if i got an email saying “funds have been taken out of buyers account” after i request money for a sell i was making & then enter the tracking number on that email only for them to say i have to wait 12 hours for approval. long story short i got scammed, sent off the laptop & was expecting $800 but it never came, the guy blocked me & that was that.
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maxdmfsmd
New Community Member

Re: scam

this is the author of this comment, forgot to add, will paypal be able to refund me my money ?
kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: scam

@maxdmfsmd 

 

Sadly yes, this scam has been ongoing for about 15 years and all over this forum and internet, sorry you were caught out.

 

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.

Sadly as none of the transaction was done using paypals site but just by receiving scam fake paypal emails then nothing that paypal can do about it unfortunately.


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