Created: November 22, 2022

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.
Last Edit: November 22, 2022
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
Hello, thank you for using Howly. I’ll be happy to help you out! May I ask your name?
Customer Reply
*****
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
Nice to meet you, *****!
What service have you been using?
Customer Reply
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 $600 to activate a business account - which I do not wish to do really.
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
Understood you.
Do you have an email which states, that you can have 900$?
Customer Reply
Yes, I thought I had copied it to you in my first contact.
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
To my regret, there is no screenshot. Can you make it, please?
Customer Reply
How do I do that??
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
Press Ctrl + PrtScn keys.
Customer Reply
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Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
Thank you, *****
Tell me, please, is it an email?
Customer Reply
Yes it is
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
Who is the sender?
Customer Reply
*****@gmail.com Headed Payment on Hold.
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
Looks like a scam for me
Customer Reply
I think so too now. They offered to put another $600 into my PayPal account if I promised to pay it back. Not likely!!
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
*****@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 Reply
Thank you, I certainly will not. You have been very helpful - my first PayPal transaction so a sharp learning curve.
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
I understand you, *****
Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?
Customer Reply
No, that is it. Thanks very much . 12.43am here so I can now go to bed with peace of mind.
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
Ok, *****
Please feel free to contact us at any time. We'll be happy to help you.
And good night:)
Customer Reply
Thank you.
Denys Kashnytskyi
Denys Kashnytskyi Tech Expert & Writer
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