help i belive this is a scam Craigslist/paypal, what do i do?

i wanted to sell my psp 2001 with games and other items on Craigslist, but i have a "person" wanting to buy but it is a scam.(from Nigeria)

what do i do?, I gave :him" my Paypal email and i received an email that he sent the money (300.00)


this is the email I received:

Hi ,

i have just login to my account right now and send you the money and

went successfully and i am sure you would have receive my payment

confirmation from paypal so try and check your paypal email address to

confirm this so your paypal account is active that is the reason why

the payment went through successfully ok i sent you $300.00 USD including

the shipping cost so here is the shipping address to get the item ship

out today

Name:Akinsola Qudus

Address: U.I post

city: Ibadan


Zip code:23402


so kindly help me to get the item pack very well to prevent damage

during the shipping and i will prefer the shipping to make today

through Usps Global Express Mail Service today



thank you for just telling me guys.

i sent the emails to

and I will ignore any future emails i receive from the person,

i will be careful with anything like this.

4 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Absolutely positively a SCAM. You will next get a fake email that looks like it's from Paypal saying money has been sent but in order to credit it you have to email the tracking number. This is a VERY common Nigerian scam all over Craigslist

    This is why you NEVER give your paypal details to anyone you are selling to - Craigslist is ONLY for face to face cash transactions and anything involving shipping to Nigeria is a SCAM

    "NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.) "

    Ignore ALL future emails from this person and if you get anything that looks like it's from Paypal send it to

    The next step of the scam will be emails pretending to be from Paypal threatening to close your account, or the police, FBI or a lawyer threatening you with a lawsuit or jail if you don't send the item. Don't believe any of them - this scam follows the same script. Just ignore them, don't open emails from anyone you don't know, and once the scammers know you are not going to fall for it, they move on to the next victim

    Relist your item on Craigslist and put a big bold notice across the top and bottom saying


    and ignore everyone who wants anything else. Unfortunately the scammers target anything electronic sold on Craigslist

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    This has rip-off written throughout it! the 1st sign is the "pal overseas!" the 2nd caveat is the willingness to pay one greater $a hundred! ( might you pay greater suitable than an marketed fee? ). forget approximately this deal or you will lose your ps3! those scams are regularly run overseas simply by fact the U. S. has no authority as quickly as the rip-off leaves our shorelines.

  • wg0z
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    scam. the "you've got money" email is fraudulent. if you log in to your Paypal account directly, there will be nothing.

    sell to a local for cash in hand.

  • 9 years ago

    Yes, seen this many times...

    100% Scam...

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