He told me he worked on an oil platform and unable to access his bank account but able to create a PayPal account (LOL!). He was buying the gear as a surprise gift for his brother. He would send a special carrier to pick the gear up... (huh?). Wish I would have kept the e-mail now that I know it was a scam.
Paypal is secure. What they will do is receive your email and send you a FAKE email saying paypal has funded your account. CHECK YOUR PAYPAL at paypal.com do NOT click the link! I was trying to sell a car and someone fed me the whole they will pay for shipping and need my email. I gave them my email and thats what he sent. I thought it was fishy to begin with and was mainly just jerking him around. Be aware hope this helps!