my first time using paypal—is this a scam? is it honest?

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this is my first time using paypal. everyone i contacted thus far has said i need to send them back $35 or $15 to complete the transaction (using the family and friends option?) is this a scam?


one of them told me that the fee is to deliver my first payment transaction successfully into his PayPal and to enroll my account to his business payroll account  


is this real?

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NEVER use friends/family to purchase anything, they are scammers and if you trade with them then you will have 0 buyer protection.

Secondly you never pay any upfront fee as a seller.

Ignore scammers that send fake Paypal emails telling you that you need to pay an upfront fee to verify/upgrade/or any other reason to 'accept' a payment.

You would certainly never have to send funds via another payment processor/bitcoins/ or tokens/vouchers of any sort.

Any fee is auto deducted by Paypal at the same instant the remainder of the payment is credited to your Paypal account balance.

No funds in your balance = you have not yet been paid, even pending/held payments will still show in your Paypal account activity.

Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.
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