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Is this a scam?

VicTotoro
New Community Member

Is this a scam?

trackingnumbersection gmail com Is the above email affiliated with PayPal? I am selling something and someone said they paid me but I received and email from that email above claiming it was PayPal and they told me I needed to confirm tracking number before I get the payment.
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kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Is this a scam?

@VicTotoro 

 

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.
Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


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