I have someone purchasing something from me offered me $100 for shipping but to send tracking info they gave me <removed> said after I sent info them money wouod be there i have nothing showing up on my pay pal account just an email is this legit
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.
Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.
This exact situation just happened to me. The email came in through my Spam folder from <Removed>. When I mentioned the funds hadn’t been transferred, they insisted I check my spam folder (they seemed a bit pushy). The email looked like an official PayPal email but when it came through my Spam folder, I knew it was suspicious. Luckily, I googled it and came across your post, so didn’t move forward with shipping the item. Thank you so much for posting this. Tammy <Removed>, aka Faye <Removed>, you should really be ashamed of yourself.
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