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Just wondering if this is some kind of scam?

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Just wondering if this is some kind of scam?

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Re: Just wondering if this is some kind of scam?

@ArcticSmiles

 

Emails from PayPal will always address you by your first and last name or business name. If you're unsure of an email, don't click any links in the email, go to the website directly and log in to see if you have any transactions or notices in your account, if you don't see any transactions, its safe to say that you didn't receive any funds.

 

Here is a PayPal link with details on fake emails.

 

https://www.paypal.com/ca/webapps/mpp/security/suspicious-activity-tips

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Re: Just wondering if this is some kind of scam?

@ArcticSmiles

 

Yes 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.


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