I just want to make sure you are all being careful out there!
I’ve had 2 different people reach out to me on instagram “wanting” to purchase my items.
They say they pay through PayPal however the money is never seen in PayPal but you get a fake email confirmation of the payment. The email then says you have a limitation on your account.
The “buyer” then says they’ll pay the $200 to open the limitation of your account as long as you pay them back through PayPal “friends and family”.
Please do not fall for this! If you pay through “friends and family” you cannot dispute the charges with PayPal and get your money back.
Please be careful and don’t let these scammers get you down.
This just happened to me! I’ve already report the email they sent me to paypal, but how knows what they’ll do about that
This is very useful to know thanksss
Thanks for spreading awareness about this!!
Stay aware and stay safe everyone!
There seems to be an uptick in scams lately. The overpay & payback one is quite common.
Don’t click on links from those emails either. If you want to confirm something with your payment services, go to the official website yourself.
Don’t let someone pressure you into a payment form you’re not comfortable with (as @Beach stated, PayPal’s Friends and Family has dispute limitations).
Report these scams to the companies!
This is so stupid, I personally dont use my instagram account for selling stuff or posting what I make. But still, this makes me mad that people have been stealing patterns and now scams.
I don’t sell anything. I don’t trust random DMs from people I don’t know
This has definitely pushed me into opening an Etsy soon. Hopefully scams will be tempted less often even though they take 10%. I guess it’s the price you pay for security and marketing.
Does anyone have another platforms they sell on?