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Scam

I have made a sale today however got an email saying that my funds are being held and will be released when the shipment is confirmed, i have sent off the tracking number but there is nothint in my activity log, the person asked me to check my soam For the email too so now i believe it might be a scam. Is there a way to confirm if its real or not asap?
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Re: Scam

@tp1999lambert 

 

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.

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.