Updated: April 03, 2023
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by Denys Kashnytskyi
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I have had a buyer put $900 into my account and received this email

Will you please confirm it is from you as it is very very odd. I do not wish to update to a business account so please confirm that this in not a scam.

Hello, thank you for using Howly. I’ll be happy to help you out! May I ask your name?

Customer Replay


Nice to meet you, *****!
What service have you been using?

Customer Replay

I have just joined and a buyer supposedly deposited $900 into my account. Did you get the copy of the email I sent saying they had to add another $600 to activate a business account - which I do not wish to do really.

Understood you.
Do you have an email which states, that you can have 900$?

Customer Replay

Yes, I thought I had copied it to you in my first contact.

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To my regret, there is no screenshot. Can you make it, please?

Customer Replay

How do I do that??

Press Ctrl + PrtScn keys.

Customer Replay

Visitor uploaded: Image.png
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Thank you, *****
Tell me, please, is it an email?

Customer Replay

Yes it is

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Who is the sender?

Customer Replay

*****@gmail.com Headed Payment on Hold.

Looks like a scam for me

Customer Replay

I think so too now. They offered to put another $600 into my PayPal account if I promised to pay it back. Not likely!!


*****@gmail.com in not an official PayPal account
It not even looks like business account
I'd recommend you to block this sender and don't give any money to them

Customer Replay

Thank you, I certainly will not. You have been very helpful - my first PayPal transaction so a sharp learning curve.

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I understand you, *****
Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?

Customer Replay

No, that is it. Thanks very much . 12.43am here so I can now go to bed with peace of mind.

Ok, *****
Please feel free to contact us at any time. We'll be happy to help you.
And good night:)

Customer Replay

Thank you.

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