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roveljohnson
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hi...it's my first time to use paypal...and i got an email on spam from buyer...is it safe or legit?..thanks
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kernowlass
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@roveljohnson

 

This is a typical 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 voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

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kernowlass
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@roveljohnson

 

Doubt it but can't say as you haven't actually said what the email said??


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roveljohnson
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t's came from someone...and it said that i need to send the item first then send email the tracking #...once I send the tracking #, that's the time i will get the money...coz it's my first time, so i need to make it sure...please help...thanks

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angelleye
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Going to need more info, but if it went to your spam there is a good chance it's bogus. What does the email say?

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roveljohnson
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it's came from someone...and it said that i need to send the item first then send email the tracking #...once I send the tracking #, that's the time i will get the money...coz it's my first time, so i need to make it sure...please help...thanks
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kernowlass
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@roveljohnson

 

This is a typical 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 voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

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roveljohnson
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thank you for your help...it's exactly what his email said...since it's my first time on it, that's why i'm asking for help just to make it sure...i really appreciate your help...thanks again

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