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Scam?

KimCS0702
New Community Member

Scam?

Hello! I listed a wedding dress on Facebook marketplace. The purchaser said she sent $600 to my PayPal and it is pending - she said since it’s pending I’m required to ship and then enter the tracking info and I will receive the money. However, I don’t see any pending payments. I’m not sure if I’m being scammed and don’t feel comfortable shipping out such a pricey item without payment. Is this real? Thank you!
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kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Scam?

@KimCS0702 

 

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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Kudos / Solution appreciated.