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I take it this is a scam?






Re: Scam

I had the same issue . I recoeved several emails from a "paypal" email or well i thought it was a paypal email and after the package was recieved from the buyer i received another email saying that i have to pay to verify my account. I am from Southern African and i am extremely angry at this . I lost $400 and to us that is alllot of money I have had no response from paypal as to what to do nor can i phone them beacause i only see an American contact number which i can not phone . So i am sorry you went through it aswell😔
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Re: 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 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.
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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