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First time PayPal user - i sent the request for USD400-00 (suspicious email address) and they replied with a PAYPAL email saying please ship goods before money can be released!! I read the paypal terms and they do not ask to ship goods before releasing payment!! be careful! also - the email was from Paypal.NET!! not .com! Lastly - the English was not proper english - your request will be ANSWER swiftly.... and : payment is currently pending AS IT AWAIT THE Shipping information
VERY CLOSE TO THE GENUINE THING - but i felt uncomfortable when the delivery address was NIGERIA!
Scams all over this forum and internet and been ongoing for about 15 years, glad you were not caught out.
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.