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I am selling an item and have never used PayPal to receive payment.  The potential buyer is asking for the following to make payment:

1)Your name

2)Your paypal email address

3)Pickup location address

4)Your phone number

 

I could use some clarification of what is exactly being asked

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Re: Payments

@DAlkire 

 

CAN YOU READ THIS SCAM AS I SUSPECT THIS IS WHAT IT IS. BUT YOU NEED TO CHECK.

 

SCAM.

They encourage you to accept a 'direct' Paypal payment.
No funds or activity of the transaction shows in your Paypal account and any emails 'may' go into your junk/spam folders.

They don't quibble on cost and may also say they can't view the item as they are disabled or working abroad etc etc but they will arrange a shipping agent to collect it.

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.


The fake paypal email will tell you that the buyer has paid for the item + shipping costs but you must send those shipping costs to the courier/ shipping agent via anther payment processor than Paypal OR via providing some vouchers or tokens before the funds are released to you.
They are not interested in the item, they just want that couriers/shipping funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.


Paypal NEVER tell you to send an item before the payment is showing in your paypal account.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram or Western Union etc.
Also their is no seller protection on paypal for any type of item that is collected by the buyer.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


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Kudos / Solution appreciated.

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Re: Payments

@DAlkire 

 

CAN YOU READ THIS SCAM AS I SUSPECT THIS IS WHAT IT IS. BUT YOU NEED TO CHECK.

 

SCAM.

They encourage you to accept a 'direct' Paypal payment.
No funds or activity of the transaction shows in your Paypal account and any emails 'may' go into your junk/spam folders.

They don't quibble on cost and may also say they can't view the item as they are disabled or working abroad etc etc but they will arrange a shipping agent to collect it.

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.


The fake paypal email will tell you that the buyer has paid for the item + shipping costs but you must send those shipping costs to the courier/ shipping agent via anther payment processor than Paypal OR via providing some vouchers or tokens before the funds are released to you.
They are not interested in the item, they just want that couriers/shipping funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.


Paypal NEVER tell you to send an item before the payment is showing in your paypal account.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram or Western Union etc.
Also their is no seller protection on paypal for any type of item that is collected by the buyer.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

View solution in original post

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Thanks for the information.  I have never received payment via PayPal in the past and this was the first time.  I just wish you had responded earlier as it seems I am a victim and am out the couriers fee. Just about everything you described occurred. Lesson learned, unfortunately at a cost.

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@DAlkire 

 

Well as i give up my time to help on here and its really busy due to customer services being hard to access then you are lucky i responded at all to be honest.

I give up my time to answer as many posts as i can AND enjoy life as well with my family.


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