This is the email I received after the payment request PayPal Instant money received from Jacobus Fourie Placed on: 07 February 2023 Funding Source: Visa Card XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-[removed] Transaction ID: U-3V703718D64670805 Hello, Jakes [removed] Jacobus [removed] sent you an Instant Payment for a Facebook marketplace listing. This email confirms that you have received an Instant Payment of $1 110,00 USD from Jacobus [removed] to your account for an item on Facebook marketplace. Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites. You should never give your PayPal password to anyone, including PayPal employees. Reversals : This method of payment can not be reversed. Status : Pending - Awaiting Shipping Details. Once shipping details are confirmed, payment will be processed and released. Merchant information Seller : Jakes [removed] Shipping information - Confirmed Jacobus [removed] [removed] (Central Park) Kempton Park [removed]. +[removed] Shipping method DHL or ARAMEX Couriers Overnight Express Shipping HP Victus Gaming Laptop $1 110,00 USD Subtotal $1 110,00 USD Total $1 110,00 USD Receipt No: 4806-2114-4353-5019 Please keep this receipt number for future reference. You'll need it if you contact customer service with the shipping tracking details. NOTE : This is to confirm to you that the mentioned amount has been successfully deducted from the Sender's account. This payment has been subjected to an item bought from you on Facebook marketplace. We reserve the right to make sure this transaction is 100% Safe and Secured, also to verify the legitimacy level of this transaction. Thanks for using PayPal – the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. WHAT TO DO NEXT. PayPal makes it easy to receive money. For security purposes, Payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been APPROVED. However, payment will remain PENDING with PayPal until the shipment references number is sent to our customer service department for verification. This is when the pending fee can be released into your account. Shipment tracking numbers should be emailed to our customer service. Note: The funds will be Credited into the seller's account once and only if the item is confirmed and verified shipped. This action is taken in order to protect both seller and buyer's interests and to reduce the occurrence of fraudulent activities. For assistance with matters regarding your payment or your PayPal account not identified above, please Click Here to contact us. PayPal as the licensee is liable for non-delivery or delayed delivery of your funds. PayPal, Inc. is licensed to receive and transmit money under New York law. Copyright © 1999-2023 PayPal. All rights reserved. Consumer advisory – PayPal Pte. Ltd., the holder of PayPal's stored value facility, does not require the approval of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Users are advised to read the terms and conditions carefully. PayPal PPC001017:1.9:32832bb4837a Money sent
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/spam folders.
TYou 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.
They will tell you that the payment is released when you provide paypal with a tracking/shipping number......this won't happen.
They also sometimes threaten legal action...have a laugh at that one and ignore it as its rubbish.
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.
Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.
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