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THopp1
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I received this email to tell me I received a payment. Before I mail my item, I want to confirm that this is indeed PayPal's legit e-mail. The english is broken:
"In order
you need to ship the item and send 
the shipment receipt for verification take a minute to confirm your shipment
The cash will be credited to your account once we receive the receipt of shipment."
 
Is this legit?
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kernowlass
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@THopp1 

 

SOUNDS LIKE THE BELOW SCAM, READ AND CHECK.

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.


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

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kernowlass
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@THopp1 

 

SOUNDS LIKE THE BELOW 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.


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

PayPal email legit?

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THopp1
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Thank you. When I hit reply from the supposed email, it said squareonline...

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kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

@THopp1 

 

SOUNDS LIKE THE BELOW SCAM, READ AND CHECK.

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.


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

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