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I'm selling an item through FB market place and the buyer said he sent the money. I received an email from paypal saying I had an instant payment for the amount. However, the payment is pending shipping confirmation. There is no activity on my PP account page showing pending or otherwise. I've never done this before so I need some help. It seems like the activity should be on my account if this was legitimate.
CHECK ITS NOT THIS SCAM FIRST BEFORE I OFFER YOU ADVICE ON OTHER POSSIBILITIES FOR THE NONE SHOW OF THE FUNDS.
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.