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Ive never used paypal before and im seeling a phone. The person is offering me $100 more then i asked for it and i got an email saying that the payments been approved but wont go into my account until i send a tracking number and wont give me the address of where to send the item until im at the post office. This is scamming correct? When i log onto my paypal it shows no transactions at all. Nothing about something pending or awaiting ahillong before payment

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Re: Scamming




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.
They don't quibble on cost and often offer you more money than you have asked for.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from 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 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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Kudos / Solution appreciated.