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Am I being scammed?

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Am I being scammed?

I sold an item on ebay today. 

Ebay tells me it is awaiting payment

Nothing shows on my paypal account

I received an email, purporting to be from paypal telling me it had been paid.

there are NO paypal logos in this email, but there are hyperlinks to press.

I havent done anything with that email.

I have however asked the 'buyer' to pay for the item

He insist that he has paid and has sent me details, including a transaction ID, but nowhere on that document are there any e bay or paypal logos.

how can i check the transaction ID is genuine/

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Re: Am I being scammed?

@Alfrascal 

 

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?

2.

Check its not this scam.......

 

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.

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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