cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

newbie just what happens when i sell something on craigslist and people pay me thru paypal

Member

newbie just what happens when i sell something on craigslist and people pay me thru paypal

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

1 REPLY
Volunteer Advisor

Re: newbie just what happens when i sell something on craigslist and people pay me thru paypal

@rbakererie

 

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......................

 

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 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.