Hello. I am in the middle of making a PayPal transaction purchasing car parts off an online forum. A fairly new member is selling parts that I REALLY want at a great price. I contacted him via text message, and gave my email for him to send a payment request. I received an email with the money request from his Email. Not PayPal. (Red flag #1) I clicked the link and it brings me to a page asking me to log into PayPal to complete the transaction. Being wary, I closed the page and logged into PayPal via www.PayPal.com. I cannot find anything regarding the money request or transaction that is about to take place. (Red flag #2) Is this a scam or a legitimate money request?
Here is the email:
|Hello MYNAME HERE,|
UNKNOWN NAMEHERE requested $100.00 USD by phone, and also noted: Plug wires . To send money with your phone, visit (Info edited out in order to post this. Begining of URL starts: https://m.paypal.com/nvpsm?currency_code=USD&sende
Or log in to PayPal on your computer and pay online.
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