NIGERIAN SCAM WITH FAKE PAYPAL - DONT GET RIPPED OFF

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YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS SO YOU DONT GET RIPPED OFF. PLEASE READ URGENTLY IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING ON EBAY.

I AM A NEW SELLER TO EBAY WHO FOOLISHLY TRIED TO SELL MY MOBILE PHONE VIA EBAY. I STATED ON MY EMAIL UK POSTAGE ONLY & PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL

THE PHONE DID NOT ATTRACT ANY BIDS UNTIL ABOUT 4 HOURS BEFORE THE END OF THE AUCTION THEN IT SUDDENLY STARTED TO GET LOTS OF BIDS UNTIL IT SOLD FOR A VERY HIGH PRICE WHICH I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT WAS SUSPICIOUS. THE NEXT DAY THE BIDDER SENT ME AN EMAIL ASKING ME IF I WOULD SEND IT TO NIGERIA RATHER THAN THEIR HOME ADDRESS.  NOW IM NOT DAFT SO I IMMEDIATELY REFUSED & ADVISED UNLESS I RECEIVED CLEARED FUNDS FROM PAYPAL THEN I WOULD NOT SEND.

THEN TODAY I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM "PAYPAL" SUPPOSEDLY CONFIRMING PAYMENT FROM THE BUYER AND THAT MY FUNDS WOULD BE RELEASED ONCE I ENTERED A TRACKING REFERENCE THAT I WOULD GET ONCE I POSTED THE ITEM.  LUCKILY I KNOW THAT THIS ISNT THE WAY IT WORKS SO I CALLED PAYPAL WHO CONFIRMED THERE WAS NO PAYMENT PENDING.  I SENT THE EMAIL TO SPOOF @ PAYPAL.COM & THEY HAVE CONFIRMED IT WAS FAKE. BUT THAT WASNT THE END OF IT.  ON THE EMAIL THERE IS A LINK TO A FAKE PAYPAL WEBSITE.  IF I HAD CLICKED ON THIS & ENTERED MY DETAILS THEN THE FRAUDSTER WOULD HAVE GOT MY PAYPAL LOG IN DETAILS & SO BEEN ABLE TO DO PAYPAL TRANSACTIONS WITH MY MONEY.  

I JUST WANT ANY NEW EBAYERS TO BE AWARE OF THIS SCAM BECAUSE THERE IS SUCH A BIG POTENTIAL TO GET RIPPED OFF ITS SCARY.

 

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