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Have I been scammed and if so how can I get the money

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Have I been scammed and if so how can I get the money

I have sold an item via gumtree using paypal for payment and have sent a payment request to the person. Got an email saying the payment has been receive however it is pending shipment of the item. I have then taken the item to the post office and got shipping confirmation however I still haven’t received the payment. I have also received emails from the individual advising I am scamming them and they will be reporting me however it seems they are scamming me. Can anyone advise on how I can get my money back for the goods that have now been sent to the address provided by the individual. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Have I been scammed and if so how can I get the money




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 or spam folders.

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