okay i had somone buy a item off me, Paypal sent me a email saying when i give them a Item Tracking number they will deposit the money into my account. Is this true? is this how paypal works? or am i being scammed?
You have to log in to your Paypal account to check to see if your money is there - it will have a list of each person who has paid you and a description. Paypal is sorta like a checking account, except you are sending funds electronically ....
Paypal is used for Ebay, and other different means of sending money......
If the sale is through Ebay, Ebay automatically sends your winning customer an invoice, which provides a link, that has them login in to their own paypal account to send you money - and your Paypal email address will be defaulted .... so the funds will be deposited direct to your account - just like a checking account.
If you want to send money to someone you can login to your Paypal account, you have to have the other persons Paypal address, sorta like a checking account # - that's how Paypal knows where to send funds ... or deposit funds...*you'll see many options*
You can even have your Paypal funds sent direct to your own checking account ... there is even a Paypal debit card ... that you can use ... that debits your Paypal funds.
Plus you should get an email that you have money from Paypal. You should never ever send anything or provide any tracking #'s until your items are paid for? Paypal is just an account you can use to send and receive money --- your funds should be sitting in this account after the item is paid.
Not sure if you have figured this out yet or not - if not post or send a pm message.