She responded to that text, then received the following email. But she was suspicious about several things - not the least of which was the offer to pay more than the listed price, and the insistent requests around using PayPal.
You guessed it! Another scam.
When I looked into this one on behalf of my friend (mainly to understand what they scammers were going to try to do!), I found another person who described online what would have happened had my friend continued the selling process with the scammer. She would have a received an email like that below.
So, their scam is to tell you that they are transferring you some extra money so that you can pay some other fee on their behalf. You will get a fake email from them that looks like a PayPal email, 'confirming' the payment'. And you will then be asked to pay that extra amount to a nominated account, out of your own funds.
Once again, beware online! For more details about this particular scam, refer to the following links.
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