eBay help!

Feb. 16th, 2007 02:23 pm
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Ok, I've sold a few thinsg on eBay but I'd like some advice from experienced people...
One of the winners of my auction had 0 feedback... and her account was made in October 2002. Weird. Nearly 5 years and no bidding history? Also, the Paypal notification I got from her was suspicious. Here's why;

Subject line: All other Paypal payments I have recieved the Subject line has said "Item No: (number) - Notification of payment received" whereas this e-mail had no item number , just "Notification of payment recieved."
Graphic: The header looked authentic, but the graphic contained the line "You've recieved new funds!" which I have never seen in a Paypal e-mail before (from the UK or US)
Text: E-mails from Paypal have always said "You have an Instant Payment of (amount) (currency) from (member name)" but this one has a different phrase. It says "This email confirms that you have received a payment for (amount) (currency) from (FULL NAME) (e-mail address)
ID number: The e-mail is a "Receipt ID" which I have never seen before. It contains a number in a yellow box and then says underneath "The number above is the buyer's receipt ID for this transaction. Please retain it for your records so that you will be able to reference this transaction for customer service." What is that? I have never come across that before :/

According to my account the payment HAS gone through, but I am still suspicious, because there is so much weirdness. The address is listed as verified, however. Do verified addresses generate different e-mails...? Or is this some kind of scam? But, if the money's already in my Paypal account is there anything she can do to rip me off?

I've e-mailed her and said I won't post it until she's confirmed her address with me. Please, someone with more eBay experience, what do you think?

Date: 2007-02-16 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] czol.livejournal.com
Withdraw the money into your bank account before you send the item - that'll take a few days, but it's possible to stall for that long.

As for the differences in the email - maybe she paid via the Paypal 'send money' option. I can't recall if that shows up differently, but I think it's a case of how you type in the info when filling out the transaction form.

Date: 2007-02-16 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kdelioncourt.livejournal.com
Sounds dubious o_O
I'd guess that if you log into your paypal account and it displays as paid, and ebay displays as paid too, then transfer the money from paypal into your bank account if you can...as far as I'm aware the paypal emails are the same whether an address is verified or not but I guess if in doubt you should contact paypal or ebay - better safe than sorry!

Date: 2007-02-18 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andiechan.livejournal.com
i agreee with above, transfer the money out of paypal and into your account. after it clears you account than you are ok. it does sound odd.

never click on any link to log into paypal. type in paypal into your browser and login manually.


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