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Receiving Payment

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Receiving Payment

I’ve never received a payment through PayPal I posted an advert on eBay and someone wants to buy my food truck but they are not even coming to see it but asking me to share My PayPal details to make the payment
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Re: Receiving Payment






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 ask you to send them details to pay you so that they have your name and email address to send fake paypal emails.
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 or don't want to view the item but they will arrange a shipping agent/courier to collect it.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from 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 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 vehicle, they just want that couriers/shipping funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.

Paypal NEVER tell you to do anything until the payment is showing in your paypal account.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram, Western Union or Bank Transfer etc.
Also their is no seller protection on paypal for any type of motor vehicle.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.

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Kudos / Solution appreciated.