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Is this email real?

We have successfully verified and confirmed that the Money has been made available to your PayPal ACCOUNT This PayPal® payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been "APPROVED" but will not be credited to your account until the shipment reference/tracking number is sent to us for verification.This security measure is embarked on, due to the fact that the buyer was subscribed under PayPal User ProtectionPolicy so as to secure the buyer's transaction. Below are the necessary information requested before your account will be credited. Send tracking number to us through this email Click Here and our customer care service will attend to you. **PLEASE NOTE** Once item has been shipped and the tracking number sent to us, you will receive a "CONFIRMATION EMAIL" from PayPal® Team informing you that the Fund has been credited Thank you for using PayPal! The PayPal Team.

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Re: Is this email real?

@DafyddMaund

 

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

They may buy on Ebay but they use an anonymous or hijacked Ebay account and DO NOT have a Paypal account so they can't use Ebay checkout. 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 or 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.


Advice is voluntarily given.
Kudos / Solution appreciated if I helped you.
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Volunteer Advisor

Re: Is this email real?

@DafyddMaund

 

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

They may buy on Ebay but they use an anonymous or hijacked Ebay account and DO NOT have a Paypal account so they can't use Ebay checkout. 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 or 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.


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