I have purchased some bitcoins on Paxful from a seller. He asked me to cancel the trade on Paxful and use Whatsapp instead. He asked me to pay through Family and Friends on Paypal and give him my BTC wallet address.
After the payment made, he said that the payment was on hold and he called Paypal, which they replied that the payment should be cleared with 24h. I asked for a screenshot proof of the payment on hold, and he says he's driving and going to do that later.
Is this a scam or is this usual?
This is my first time dealing with BTC OTC on Paxful. :(
Bheki Mahlobo is a student at the University of South Africa, majoring in economics. He was recently featured in the documentary “Banking on Africa: The Bitcoin Revolution", on Amazon Prime Video.
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