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on 01-07-2013 04:51 PM
what are the risk's for me as a seller and someone want's my paypal account to make the transaction for the item listed? I guess the best way to put this is how can i get burned by this? The item i'm seeling is worth quite a bit of money.....
on 01-07-2013 05:02 PM
Buyers just need to click on the Pay Now button to pay for their purchase. They have no need for any of your personal information whatsoever.
Tell buyer that. If buyer still insists on getting additional information ... you can be pretty sure they are a scammer.
on 01-07-2013 04:57 PM
Anything and everything you are selling needs to be done through ebay. There is NO NEED to give out your email for any reason.
ALL messages, any purchase, EVERYTHING is done through ebay. If they are requesting ANYTHING be done outside of that, then do NOT sell your item. These scammers are around every corner, ESPECIALLY with high ticket items.
Anything done outside of ebay, you will lose any and all ebay seller protection...........
You list the item, they buy the item THROUGH ebay!!!!!!!!
on 01-07-2013 04:54 PM
The buyer does not need your PayPal email.
They can easily pay from the auction page, or the notice eBay sent them.
Scammers frequently ask for PayPal email addys, so they can send a PHONY "message from PayPal" stating the item was paid, and giving the seller instructions to ship.
1. ALWAYS wait for payment in your PAyPAl account.
2. Ship ONLY to the address provided by PayPal.
on 01-07-2013 05:25 PM
Legitimate buyers do not need your PayPal address.
They can pay you from the listing or the end of auction notice.
Scammers, however, do need your PayPal address so that they can send you fake eBay/PayPal emails urging you to ship before you realize that you have not been paid..
Never ever ship an item unless you have checked your PayPal account to see if the money is there.. And you need to ship to the PayPal address, when it says "OK to ship"there.
on 01-07-2013 05:37 PM
You have received great advice. Just want to add that as a very low feedback seller selling expensive items, you are a scammer magnet. Every scammer from here to Nigeria will be trying to take advantage of you. Only reason someone would need your PayPal e-mail is to send a fake message stating your PayPal has been paid and it is okay to ship the item. Please be careful and only ship when you log in to your PayPal account and it says you have been paid and it is okay to ship.