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Basically I sold something online and myself and the buyer did it through paypal as it is very secure. But after shipping out my item and providing paypal with the shipment details. They said my account would be credited in a few hours. This was last Tuesday! Paypal have been no help. They said they can't find any emails they sent to me. ( I have all the emails in my inbox) and they said its an invalid transaction ID. I've emailed them multiple times and got no help. What should I do? The buyer isn't responding to my emails either. Have paypal lost my transaction. And now saying its invalid. What do I do?


United kingdom

Esteemed Advisor



Sounds like this scam, read it and see.



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 or spam folders.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from isn't because they don't actually have a Paypal account and have no intention of paying you.
It will say the buyer has paid 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.

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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