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scam email

Hi Everyone

I sold an item today and I recieved an email from "PayPal" ? saying the person has paid the ammount into my account but it will not show in my account until I have sent the item in the post then to email Pay Pal the proof.....has this happend to any of you guys ? i am thinking this is a scam ?

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Re: scam email

@Bella111 

 

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.
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Re: scam email

Thank you so much my gut was telling me this was a acam thanks for your help