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Selling on Ebay

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Selling on Ebay

Hi, I've recently had a buyer on ebay who has made a payment through paypal to buy an Ipod touch from myself. I'm wondering if someone can confirm whether this confirmation i received from what appears to be paypal is legitimate.

 

Regards, Ollie

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Re: Selling on Ebay

@oshepard 

 

Can't see your screenshot but will post the below scam, read it and see if it fits.

 

SCAM.


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 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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