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Is this a scam

Ive sent an item to canada with the money being sent through paypal once the item tracking details was comfirmed but since ive recived an email saying due to a system error i need to send 230 dollars via western union as requested from the buyer is this normal because if not im going to try and stop the parcal

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Re: Is this a scam

@Johnholland

 

This is a typical scam ..................

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.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram or Western Union etc.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


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Volunteer Advisor

Re: Is this a scam

@Johnholland

 

This is a typical scam ..................

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.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram or Western Union etc.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


Advice is voluntarily given.
Kudos / Solution appreciated if I helped you.
New Community Member

Re: Is this a scam

Yeah as soon as i sore the email this morning it clicked i just wanted to check and make sure as i dont really use pay pal much so i wasnt to know
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Re: Is this a scam

@Johnholland

 

Always good to check.   Smiley Happy


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