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Has anyone received an email like this before ? I’ve replaced their name with customer name just incase it’s legit. They were purchasing an item off me from Facebook marketplace for £450. ‘Hello Customer, You have an Additional Payment Of £500.00 GBP From (customer name). PAYPAL SECURITY PROCEDURE… For your account to be credited fully with the sum of £950.00 GBP. You are required to contact the sender and ask how he/she wants their £500.00 GBP to be sent back to them through a Bank transfer so as to secure the ADDITIONAL PAYMENT (customer name) sent to expand your account fully. Kindly send payment through family and friends payment options. Once that is done, get back to us with the details via Screenshot/Proof of how you refunded the money back. Also, congratulations that your PayPal account has been fully upgraded to a business account. We regret any inconvenience this might have caused you.’
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You never pay any upfront fee as a seller or to receive payments into a Paypal account.

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.

Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.
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