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i have my phone for sale on face book, someone wanted to purchase through paypal so i gave my name and email, she then asked me to check my emails for conformation which i did, there was an email from paypal saying i had been paid but i needed to send item and put proof i had sent then money will release, i checked my PayPal but no money pending, she said it would not show up until i posted, is this correct or a scam as im pretty sure pending payment would still show just not release until you send proof of postage

fake or real


Hello @rhani

Welcome to the PayPal Community! 

I'm sorry to hear about the concern that your recent payment has caused. I can confirm that you are correct. As soon as you receive a payment, the payment will show in your PayPal account, even if it's placed on a payment hold. Please do not ship any items or provide a service unless you can see the money in your PayPal account. You can learn more about how to spot and report a fake PayPal email on our Help Center here: How do I spot and report a fake, fraudulent, spoof, or phishing emails? I also recommend reviewing this article for more information on common scams: What are common scams and how do I spot them?

I hope this information helps! 

- Meghan

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