hi, i recently sold my laptop on ebay, the winning bidder has requested for me to ship to africa, also i have received emails saying that payment is on hold until i provide shipping docs/number then payment will be released, i must add none of this is actually on my ebay messages but direct to my aol email. to me it looks like a surefire scam.
the email sent to me is from [email protected][email protected] and the real address is the mail2customs scam address
is this the ususal scam?
here is the bottom of the email
This PayPal® payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been " APPROVED" but will not be credited to your account until the shipment confirmation number is sent to us for shipment verification so as to secure both the buyer and the seller.but will not be credited to your account until the shipment tracking number is sent to us for shipment verification so as to secure both the buyer and the seller from possible fraud. Here are the necessary information needed from you before your account will be credited.The tracking number of shipment,your PayPal ID,your listing number and also your eBay ID Below are the necessary information requested before your account will be credited.Send the shipment reference/tracking number to us or email us through this mail
[email protected] and our customer service care will attend to you. As soon as you send us the shipment's tracking number for security purposes and the safety of the buyer with the seller,the money will be credited to your account.
Once shipment has been verified and the tracking number sent to us,
You will receive a "CONFIRMATION Email" from PayPal® informing you that the Money has been credited
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
PayPal Email ID PP274.