Warning if you get emails from: service_ad_intl.paypal.com. or carmela.marcus (or any other buyer who opened an ebay acount the same day)
If buyer says this to you:
Hello, I just want to notify you that payment for your item has already been made and the necessary funds have been deducted from my PayPal account. I want you to send the item to the address below, am buying it as a birthday gift for my Son, who is on vacation in Philippines.
Dear (email adres or name)
We have received the shipping reference number of the item bought from you on eBay by Carmela Marcus and We have passed it on to our payment review department for shipment verification.
By the time you wait for a response from Paypal that your money is beeing transfered, your package is shipped and there is no way of getting it back! The seller disappears from ebay the minute you open a ticket.
EBAY wil only give you the selling commision back (automated) if you open a dispute ticket, and there is no way you can argue with EBAY nor PAYPAL to get your SELLERS PROTECTION.
Except that those emails were SPOOFS and NOT from paypal.
THIS IS A TYPICAL PAYPAL SCAM.
They encourage you to use paypal and often ask you to send the item as a gift to a relative somewhere often Nigeria.
You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from paypal.....it isn't.
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 threaten legal action...have a laugh at that one and ignore it as its rubbish.
Paypal NEVER tell you to send trackable, they advise it for seller protection etc but it is not compulsory.
Paypal NEVER tell you to send an item before the payment is showing in your paypal account.