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Have I been scammed?

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Have I been scammed?

I sent a package today and payment of 230 pound was promised as payment.
No payment has shown up on my account.


 PayPal accounting department received the shipment tracking number. We will get back to you within 5 hours as soon as we confirm the shipment, Your money has been approved and to avoid the uprising of fraudulent acts via internet through PayPal as its the most secured online payment, this is one of our new policies to avoid such acts. The shipment receipt is under verification and we will get back to you Immediately the verification ends. Please wait for our next message for the transfer of the money into your PayPal account. Do not hesitate to contact us if there is any complain you want to let us know. Your Fund will be released to your account as soon as the shipment dispatch. Do await our next message informing you of your account credited.
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Re: Have I been scammed?




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 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 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.

Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.