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can money get hacked or stolen on paypal?

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Selling some stuff on Craig's list, a women wants to offer me 740 for my items, and she wants my email address. It's my first time using this stuff, so I wanna make sure it's safe.
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Selling some stuff on Craig's list, a women wants to offer me 740 for my items, and she wants my email address. It's my first time using this stuff, so I wanna make sure it's safe.

hmm Man Frustrated youll be fine.  An email is required to send money through paypal. When you send her your email and once she tells you the payment has been sent, you can check your paypal through recent activity/payments received. If it is not there, she has not sent you a payment.

 

 

but if this woman wants you to ship these items to south africa, it is a scam. They usually say its a gift for their son and they will pay you extra for you to ship it ect. send you a fake email to your email and state that the payment is processing and once you send the confirmation/shipping number it will clear. Dont fall for that if it is the case.

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I put up $600. And she did say it's for her son.
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I put up $600. And she did say it's for her son.

yep, sounds like a scam already.Paying you a extra 140 dollars for shipping is a red flag already. Ask her what the mailing address she want the items sent to. If its out of the country, just ignore her and keep moving. I would like to hear the situation on this later and how it goes

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Where she wants me to send it to Nigera, but the money is showing up and she wants me to confirm it.
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Possible? yes. Likely? No. Paypal is pretty safe.

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Where she wants me to send it to Nigera, but the money is showing up and she wants me to confirm it.

No no no. please do not do this to yourself. it is a scam. I just explained your situation before you even told me. The email you received is not from paypal. Please look at the email more close and please dont not click the link, you are just putting your paypal at risk.

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fghry wrote:
Where she wants me to send it to Nigera, but the money is showing up and she wants me to confirm it.

No no no. please do not do this to yourself. it is a scam. I just explained your situation before you even told me


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ya...dont go there.

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lol right setz? next thing you know is he will be back here telling us how he got played. Man LOL

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