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Real payment or not?

Devon14
New Community Member

Real payment or not?

I’ve received an email confirmation for a payment that has been made to me, it is now asking me for a tracking number to verify the payment or approve it to be credited to my account. But the payment is not showing anywhere in my pay pal account. Not pending, nothing. Is this a fake payment or is something wrong on my side? My email has been verified so I’m not sure what’s going on? How can I know if this is a fake payment or not? Thanks.
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kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Real payment or not?

@Devon14 

 

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.

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.


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