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Possible Scammer

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Possible Scammer

Hello people, I sold an item on gumtree, person said has sent me payment via paypal but I can not see that transaction or being hold in my account, I have mails apparently from Paypal, but mails are: funds verify center@gmail .com and online. service @mail .com, that makes me think is very fishy, this person is now sending me mails instead communicating by gumtree saying her husband is a policeman and is gonna to report me if I dont send the item, is a expensive xiaomi 4k camera. She says once I send the item I have to send a mail to one of those accounts to get paid.... I dont trust at all, I never sell anything on internet, I don't have the experience. Thanks
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Re: Possible Scammer

@clara88 

 

SCAM.

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 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.

They also 'sometimes' threaten legal action...have a laugh at that one and ignore it as its rubbish.

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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Kudos / Solution appreciated.