Fraud or legit

Onlygal
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Hiya i was apparently sent $750 dollars to my paypal account sender is from america and im from Ireland, and the sender told me then i need to pay $50 to recieve the payment but i have not recieved any notifications on my paypal? Is this normal if the sender is using a business account? Sender sent screenshots to show that money was sent but it needs me to clear it with a fee, i dont use paypal much so im unawaew of how it works

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kernowlass
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@Onlygal 


You never pay any upfront fee as a seller.

Ignore scammers that send fake Paypal emails telling you that you need to pay an upfront fee to verify/upgrade to a business account/or any other reason to accept a payment.

You would certainly never have to send funds especially via another payment processor/bitcoins/ or tokens/vouchers of any sort.

Any fee is auto deducted by Paypal at the same instant the remainder of the payment is credited to your Paypal account balance.

No funds in your balance = you have not yet been paid, even pending/held payments will still show in your Paypal account activity.


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