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Does paypal hold money till shipping cost paid by the receiver?

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Tmjo
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I am selling an item. The person said he wants to ship it to Turkey and said that he has sent the shipping cost of 490USD along with cost of item. However, the mail I received from PayPal says that the entire amount is on hold n will be credited to my account only when I go to an exchange centre n pay for the shipping and mail them the receipt. Is this fake or is this how it is done?please help as I am a new user

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kernowlass
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@Tmjo 

 

SCAM.

They encourage you to accept a direct Paypal payment and ask you to send a money request sometimes so that they can then send you fake paypal emails.
No funds or activity of the transaction shows in your Paypal account and any emails may go into your junk/spam folders.

They don't quibble on cost and may also say they can't view the item as they are disabled or working abroad or sending as a gift to a family member but they will arrange a shipping agent or courier to collect it.

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.

The fake paypal email will tell you that the buyer has paid for the item + shipping costs but you must send those shipping costs to the courier/ shipping agent via another payment processor than Paypal or by providing some vouchers or tokens before the funds are released to you.
They are often not interested in the item, they just want that couriers/shipping funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.

Paypal NEVER tell you to send an item before the payment is showing in your paypal account.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram, Western Union, Bank Transfer or any sort of gift token/ voucher or other transfer money exchange centre.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


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Kudos / Solution appreciated.

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kernowlass
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@Tmjo 

 

SCAM.

They encourage you to accept a direct Paypal payment and ask you to send a money request sometimes so that they can then send you fake paypal emails.
No funds or activity of the transaction shows in your Paypal account and any emails may go into your junk/spam folders.

They don't quibble on cost and may also say they can't view the item as they are disabled or working abroad or sending as a gift to a family member but they will arrange a shipping agent or courier to collect it.

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.

The fake paypal email will tell you that the buyer has paid for the item + shipping costs but you must send those shipping costs to the courier/ shipping agent via another payment processor than Paypal or by providing some vouchers or tokens before the funds are released to you.
They are often not interested in the item, they just want that couriers/shipping funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.

Paypal NEVER tell you to send an item before the payment is showing in your paypal account.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram, Western Union, Bank Transfer or any sort of gift token/ voucher or other transfer money exchange centre.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

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Tmjo
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Thank you very much for your reply. Very helpful...extremely grateful..

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