There are at least 6 gmail accounts all using fake PayPal emails to get people to part with their money. I have had offers from all of them using the same method to get you to pay for couriers up front with an email from PayPal saying the money has been deposited and will be released to you. I have had one of these people on the hook all day by saying they need to put a deposit into my account first. They use the following methods, working offshore and can’t collect(2), in a wheelchair(2), throat cancer and can’t leave the house and working away and cannot get to the bank. All ask you to pay £260 or £261 to cover the courier and provide the PayPal email to say your full asking price of an item plus the £260 is being held in a secure account and will be released when the courier notifies them you have paid. It’s all bull and I have reported them but checking online some of these gmail addresses have been used for the past 2 months and still not been shut down or arrested
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I tried to sell an item on Shpock and had 4 full offers. All with similar wording. I accepted one and was sent a confirmation that excess money was being held by PayPal until I transferred an amount to cover the delivery. It gave me a personal bank account and details that was not the same as the writer. Is this a regular use of PayPal to get money fraudulently?
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