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Wisconsin, USA

The person buying my item wants to send me prepaid FedEx labels and when I send the box I'm to text her a copy of the receipt. At that point she says she'll send me $400 (cost of package) through PayPal. I'm not so sure it feels right. If it's not a good idea, I'm open for suggestions. Thank you

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Re: Wisconsin, USA

@Denise_1964

 

Sounds like a SCAM.

 

Paypal NEVER expect you to send an item BEFORE the funds are showing in your Paypal balance.

Read this to check..................

Scammers 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.

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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Re: Wisconsin, USA

@Denise_1964

 

Sounds like a SCAM.

 

Paypal NEVER expect you to send an item BEFORE the funds are showing in your Paypal balance.

Read this to check..................

Scammers 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.

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.