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I had someone ask to buy a bike from me and pay through PayPal . Now I have reciev3d an email saying the sent me an extra 300 to pay the courier as they cant and that I must pay first before the funds are released. I never agreeded to pay the courier
Sounds like a scam. You have not been paid. Have to receive payment first before shipping something.
PayPal does not ask you to pay a third party or ship something before you receive payment. Even if payment is subject to PayPal hold, there should be a record of payment if the buyer REALLY sent payment.
You can call PayPal to check if you have a pending payment that's not showing up in your account for some reason:
Click HELP on top menu, scroll down to click CONTACT US, and then scroll down to click CALL US.
Say "Live Agent" to the automated recording.
Or private messaging via social media:
Facebook (US): https://www.facebook.com/paypal
Twitter (US): @AskPayPal
Thanks for this! Really saved me from losing £300!
Really glad that I checked this out!
Thanks for posting.
All the best,