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i think Im being scammed

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i think Im being scammed

does any of this make sense to any one out there,

 

PayPal Email ID PP1525

 

 via yahoo.com 

 

You've got a payment of £340.00 GBP from (deletd email and name) Thanks for using PayPal. To see all the transaction details Please read carefully below.

 

It will only appear in your account by following the procedure.

Reversals : This method of payment can not be reversed.

Status : Pending - Awaiting Shipment Details For Payment Clearance.

 

not totally sure what to make of this as I have not done a money request before, yet he knew it would be in in my trash , also money is in paypal account  (pending) which he swears he cant retract' says i have to post item then tell paypall tracking number so they release funds.  Not sure any ideas would be appreciated

View the "NOTE" of this pending transaction below

2 REPLIES
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Re: i think Im being scammed

@oldbooty

 

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.

They also 'sometimes' threaten legal action...have a laugh at that one and ignore it as its rubbish.

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: i think Im being scammed

Many thanks for that . it even had the paypal verified customers service via yahoo as its email address along with paypals instructions on how to post and retrieve payment