First reported: 2020-05-18

Fraud description: This type of fraud begins on Blocket.se where a buyer contacts the advertiser and asks for the conversation to be handled via e-mail before the seller is there asked to pay shipping fees to a transport company. The seller is told that the amount will be repaid by the scammer before they are instructed to send cryptocurrency to bitcoin wallet addresses that appear to be sent to them from PayPal.

Safello is not a payment service and PayPal offers only offers crypto-related services on the US mainland, as far as we are aware.

Reference: https://www.paypal.com/us/smarthelp/article/cryptocurrency-on-paypal-faq-faq4398.

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