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Hi I received an email stating I need to make a payment of 1500 ZAR to release the funds transferred into my account by a buyer. Is this a scam?
It certainly does sound suspicious -
Look at the email address domain and wording in the email, grammar, salutation, spelling, etc. If any of these are questionable, it's most likely a spoof.
* Forward the entire email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Do not alter the subject line or forward the message as an attachment.
* Delete the suspicious email from your inbox.
* Never click on any links within the email or open any attachments.