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i listed something on craigs list
i received email of payment received but i have no pending transactions or notifications of a pending payment to me in my paypal account
this is the first time i have sold something
Firstly check the email address you supplied and make sure there were no spelling errors or misplaced dots etc.
Secondly have you verified your email address.
Thirdly READ THIS SCAM AND MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T FIT WITH YOUR TRANSACTION......................
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 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.