I recently sold a pair of shoes for $120 and their pending payment isn't showing on the home page. I have even shipped the item and I'm worried I've been scammed. i did receive two emails from PayPal one saying the payment had been confirmed with the receipt, and the other saying that the payment was pending it might just take a while to be visible on the app, all I had to do was confirm the shipment with the tracking info, but the payment hasn't even shown up. the buyer said they will also contact PayPal but it hasn't stopped me from worrying.
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.
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