Concern as a new user


I’m just starting out with localmonero and I have a question. Suppose that I want to buy XMR through paypal and the trader doesn’t have any payment details in the trading screen. I initiated the trade and after a few moments he asks me to send an email to a random gmail account and that I should wait for him “to send a charge to my paypal account”.

Is this standard practice for paypal transactions here in localmonero or are my suspicions justified?

Thanks in advance!

This may be a way for the seller to verify that you own the PayPal account (sometimes scammers use stolen PayPal accounts to pay).