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NEW (at least for me) Paypal SCAM

So, I post a lens for sell on Facebook Market place. The only reason I've used in the past is for face-to-face local pick up.

Buyer comes to me via messenger and says use "request funds" option on PayPal. Never used that method before, but went along although suspicious. So, I sent "request funds" from William Muldoon (sounds like a cartoon character). Shortly afterwards I receive an email from Paypal stating that the funds are being held until I provide proof of shipping. Once provided, funds will be released to my account. At this point, something doesn't smell right. I go back to the email and the ping the address. Low and behold the Paypal address was "[email protected]". Email sure looked authentic.

By using the "request funds" option, the scammer got my full name and email address. Using that info, the fake email looked like a legitimate Paypal notice.

So, I guess the old adage still holds, if it doesn't look right, it's probably not.




Nov 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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Wow, so many incredible stories. I have been inactive in trading photo gears for many years, but only recently became active again. The world seems to have changed a lot (for the worse) for the last decade and it makes me feeling old


Nov 23, 2020 at 04:09 PM
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I placed a WTB listing yesterday and received an email, responding to my add, but directing me to an email address. The "seller" claimed he could not use PayPal because his account had been "hacked" and implied I should send funds in some other manner. I asked for pictures of the item and he responded. His photos looked photoshopped and taken from a stock photograph. Please be careful.


Nov 30, 2020 at 02:49 PM
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