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Hey guys. So i sold a camera on fb marketplace for a few hundred dollars. the buyer told me to request the payment and then I got an email. It’s from <removed> <removed. It says that the total sum of $$$ has been paid to my account then it “urges” me to send it by next day air mail and forward the shipment number so they can verify it. When I go onto my paypal app the payment says i requested x amount of money and that it is still pending. Is paypal holding the money until the other person gets the item? Thank you. I don’t want to ship the item and get scammed.
They encourage you to accept a 'direct' Paypal payment and ask for a money request so that they have your email to send fake paypal emails.
No funds or activity of the transaction shows in your Paypal account and any emails 'may' go into your junk/spam folders.
They urge you to ship quickly to reduce the risk of you finding out its a scam before you ship the item.
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.