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Help!!

I sold the package to England and the buyer had to pay me via PayPal. However he was in Ivory Coast when he sent me money via paypal. The next day he received a message from PayPal that he had to pay taxes because he sent the money in another currency. Now he asks me to pay the money to a private person in the ivory coast who will pay that tax, and to send him the tax through the western union. Does paypal charge any taxes or is this a scam? He told me that the money in my paypall account would only arrive when I paid the tax, which he would refund me.

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Re: Help!!

@topli032 

 

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 actually 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.

OR they may try more fake Paypal emails with other 'reasons' that you must send them a payment for custom fees or taxes etc.

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.
Paypal NEVER expect you to send funds to anyone as a seller.
Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.
I do not work for Paypal.

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Re: Help!!

@topli032 

 

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 actually 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.

OR they may try more fake Paypal emails with other 'reasons' that you must send them a payment for custom fees or taxes etc.

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.
Paypal NEVER expect you to send funds to anyone as a seller.
Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.
I do not work for Paypal.

View solution in original post