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Recieving Money for item Selling

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Recieving Money for item Selling

Hello there! This is my first time ever useing paypal! Ive heard lots of GREAT things and a lot of FRAUDS useing paypals name! So im not going to lie im extremely worried about this! I put my smart phone on kijiji to sell as im ready for a change, i received a text message asking if i had paypal! I said no then proceeded with making one! Now i received an email stating the funds have been taken from his account and that as soon as i put the "tracking number" in the funds will be released into my paypal. But the shipping address is in "Nigeria" and ive heared way to many bad things and scams from there! I just want to make sure 1000% that i will receive the funds once the tracking number is added!! How do i make sure 1000% that i will receive funds??? Im a single mother of three and CANT afford to loose phone and not have money to replace!

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Re: Recieving Money for item Selling

@NikkiRedmond

 

This is a typical 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 or 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.
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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New Community Member

Re: Recieving Money for item Selling

I am having same problem and interested in what people say

Volunteer Advisor

Re: Recieving Money for item Selling

@NikkiRedmond

 

This is a typical 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 or 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.
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.
New Community Member

Re: Recieving Money for item Selling

I actually phoned pay pal, had received many fake e-mails that were supposedly from pay pal stating that funds would be sent once tracking confirmed, it was a total scam, glad I checked everything before sending!