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Sold First Item And Received Emails For Payment

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Sold First Item And Received Emails For Payment

Just sold my first item on eBay it being a MacBook Pro. Anyways I received 2 emails one from EBay and another From PayPal saying that I have been paid. But when I checked my eBay account and PayPal account neither showed I got paid was the email likely a scam?
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Re: Sold First Item And Received Emails For Payment

@AlphaK9 

 

COULD BE 1 OF 2 THINGS...........

1.

Go to ebay and click on 'sell' put in anything (as you aren't going to actually list anything) until you get to the main page > scroll down near the bottom and where it says payment methods check the email address that is on that page, is there a spelling mistake or old one?
Also have you VERIFIED your email address?

 

2.

SCAM.


They may buy on Ebay but they use an anonymous or hijacked Ebay account and DO NOT have a Paypal account so they can't use Ebay checkout.

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.

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.
I do not work for Paypal.

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Re: Sold First Item And Received Emails For Payment

@AlphaK9 

 

COULD BE 1 OF 2 THINGS...........

1.

Go to ebay and click on 'sell' put in anything (as you aren't going to actually list anything) until you get to the main page > scroll down near the bottom and where it says payment methods check the email address that is on that page, is there a spelling mistake or old one?
Also have you VERIFIED your email address?

 

2.

SCAM.


They may buy on Ebay but they use an anonymous or hijacked Ebay account and DO NOT have a Paypal account so they can't use Ebay checkout.

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.

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.
I do not work for Paypal.

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Re: Sold First Item And Received Emails For Payment

Well now that you mentioned it when looking at the email I noticed what you put about the tracking shipping number being on a fake email is exactly what I got in my email from PayPal. Stating that I will not get paid until a tracking number is released so thank you.