I’ve recently revived a messaged saying : Transaction ID: U-18N28113SR955431F Hello Jai <Removed>, You received a full payment of $3,498.92 AUD from Michelle <Removed>. The money transferred will be credited into your bank account as soon as we are done with verification. Kindly proceed with the shipment then forward proof of postage to us for confirmation.
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.
They also sometimes threaten legal action...have a laugh at that one and ignore it as its rubbish.
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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