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Invoice question

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Invoice question

I've sent an invoice via paypal and the person has messaged me saying that they've paid. Nothings showing in my account yet but I have recieved an email saying I need to reply with shipping tracking details before I'm credited. Something doesn't feel right about it though. Can someone confirm if this is normal or if I'm possibly walking into a scam?? 

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Re: Invoice question

@Samuel982 

 

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/spam folders.

They ask you to send a money request so something 'shows' on paypal and then they have your details to make spoof emails look more convincing.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from paypal.....it isn't because they don't 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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Re: Invoice question

That’s exactly what happened. Thanks for the help