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Old 04-17-2018, 07:53 AM
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Has this every happened to anyone?

I had a card listed on ebay that supposedly sold. I promptly got an email from PayPal saying that I had received a payment from this dude (listed the proper amount and his name) but that I needed to create a paypal business account to "claim" the payment. All of my ebay sales, as sporadic as they are, go to a personal paypal. Why do I need to open up a business account? Also a little odd in that I subsequently send the guy a request for payment from my personal account which he hasn't responded to.

The Paypal email seemed entirely legit, and I mentioned properly referenced the "sale" amount and the high bidder.

All confusing. I guess I could call them.

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Has this every happened to anyone?

I had a card listed on ebay that supposedly sold. I promptly got an email from PayPal saying that I had received a payment from this dude (listed the proper amount and his name) but that I needed to create a paypal business account to "claim" the payment. All of my ebay sales, as sporadic as they are, go to a personal paypal. Why do I need to open up a business account? Also a little odd in that I subsequently send the guy a request for payment from my personal account which he hasn't responded to.

The Paypal email seemed entirely legit, and I mentioned properly referenced the "sale" amount and the high bidder.

All confusing. I guess I could call them.
I have used PP thousands of times and don't think I have ever seen that. I would not do it and call them to see what is going on? In looking at the email you received is their email address/url a PP address or some scam address? ...@paypal.com
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Never had that happen in hundreds of sales.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:06 AM
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Fact that the alleged buyer hasn't respond to my request for payment has certainly raised my suspicion that some game playing is underway.

I have only had a few people serious mess with on unfinished ebay sales and I've always suspected that they might be sellers of a similar card and a worse price point that just want to take mine off the market for a few days.

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I'm sure Paypal emails can be faked. Did you go to your Paypal account to see if there is anything about the transaction there?
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I'm sure Paypal emails can be faked. Did you go to your Paypal account to see if there is anything about the transaction there?
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Yeah, nothing there. But this email looked legit. I've seen more than my share of bogus pay pal emails over the years. I clicked on it and it took me to www.paypal.com
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Yeah, nothing there. But this email looked legit. I've seen more than my share of bogus pay pal emails over the years. I clicked on it and it took me to www.paypal.com
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https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/...nt/td-p/940693

I found this, it might lend some light to the situation.
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Thanks Mark! Really appreciate. Looks like some punitive thing when a buyer decided not to use their beloved PayPal.
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