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Mar 16, 2011 13:21 |  #31

lesson learned from here: always use a credit card to pay via paypal!!!

I don't get it: paypal say that you won't get your $ back even though the seller acct is frozen and seller can't withdraw the $?? so where is the $$$? looks like paypal is going to keep it? BS!!! YOUR $$$ is out there somewhere... fight with pp to get it back!!

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Mar 16, 2011 13:26 |  #32

Yep. I think the lady said that no one gets it. Which probably means PayPal keeps it.




  
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Mar 16, 2011 13:27 |  #33

Well, it was a gift.....


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Mar 16, 2011 13:31 as a reply to  @ Addicted2EOS's post |  #34

Curious as to why you didn't identify who you were dealing with prior to sending money:confused:


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Mar 16, 2011 13:38 as a reply to  @ wyofizz's post |  #35

sorry to hear this, I'm very curious to see where the money go. I hope you get your money back.


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Mar 16, 2011 13:46 |  #36

Curious also. Again, that was my bad. I had just sold my other camera so I was in need real quick. The seller was nice, sent a good description, eBay profile checked out. Who knows. Lessons learned.




  
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Mar 16, 2011 14:21 |  #37

WOW...dude...
I ain't sending nothing to anyone unless I have a LOT of information about them.
You should have talk to the person on the phone.
Verified residents.
Had them send you a picture of their ID.
Made them get on Skype and show you their license and their real face.
Anything that gives you the power to go to them in person if need be!

I really hope you get your money or your gear man!


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Mar 16, 2011 14:22 |  #38

Thanks brotha




  
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Mar 16, 2011 14:25 |  #39

Kechar wrote in post #12032425 (external link)
WOW...dude...
I ain't sending nothing to anyone unless I have a LOT of information about them.
You should have talk to the person on the phone.
Verified residents.
Had them send you a picture of their ID.
Made them get on Skype and show you their license and their real face.
Anything that gives you the power to go to them in person if need be!

I really hope you get your money or your gear man!

OR, not used Pay Pal GIFT


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Mar 16, 2011 14:29 |  #40

Addicted2EOS wrote in post #12032452 (external link)
OR, not used Pay Pal GIFT

Oh...I don't think I will ever use that...i'll pay the fees or send a check or something. Give my money away...nopers!


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Mar 16, 2011 14:31 |  #41

louieabellera wrote in post #12031910 (external link)
... Which could mean a couple things. Maybe the seller has been hard at work these past couple days trying to get the issues solved with her account (could explain the lack of communication), and is waiting to send the camera until that's fixed.

It could also mean that someone got a hold of their PP account. Which could make sense. Because earlier when I was talking to the seller, the name was "Eastwood", and the name of the PayPal account was something else. Only right BEFORE I sent the money, did they add the initials to the end of the email. "Eastwood C B". ...

Hold on a second, this could be good news for you.

"to the end of the email?" Do you mean the end of the email address? It sounds like there's a third party involved.

First, have you directly communicated with the holder of the PayPal account? You may have been sending emails to the swindler and the holder of the PayPal account might be also thinking that she is being scammed. Have you sent email directly to the address associated with the PayPal account?

Has PayPal confirmed that your money ended up where you intended it?

PayPal will deny responsibility and may say that they can't release the money back to you but they will assist you, particularly when you let them know that both you and the account holder were victims of fraud. Get your story straight and be nice but persistent with PayPal. They'll probably help you see the matter through.


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Mar 16, 2011 14:38 |  #42

it's not clear at this point if seller/scammer got a hold of someone else's account, but if they did, most likely they added a new email address to the profile and removed the old one, so the original OWNER of the paypal account does not know anything


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Mar 16, 2011 14:40 |  #43

I just use regular paypal instead of gift, paypal gift is dangerous and actually violates the paypal agreement.


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Mar 16, 2011 14:41 |  #44

They added the initials not to the actual email address, but the name of the email address. It shows up on GMAIL.

I just sent an e-mail to the yahoo account tied to the paypal account. Hopefully if the seller got a hold of the paypal account, he doesnt have access to the email.




  
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Mar 16, 2011 14:42 |  #45

Bad situation you're in, sorry to hear it. PayPal in general, in my findings, is a shady organization that's rather unhelpful. I got scammed on eBay about 4 years ago and PayPal didn't help me at all when they should have because I followed all of their seller protection guidelines. I sold a brand new Playstation 3 and games and what not, person paid with paypal, i shipped to buyers VERIFIED address. Delivery was confirmed, signature was also obtained at time of delivery. 30 days down the road I get a PayPal dispute from the buyer claiming that someone made an unauthorized purchase with the account. Long and the short of it, PayPal settled in favor of the buyers (scammers) credit card company chargeback. They then debited my PayPal account the $500 some odd dollars and put me that amount negative in my account. So I was out $500 and a Playstation 3, PayPal did not a god damn thing to help me. My account was eventually closed and sent to a collection agency for the alleged $500 that I owed them. I haven't used them since only until recently where I have been using my room mates account for buying/selling camera and RC equipment on the forums.

As for PayPal Gift. Most horrible thing ever IMHO. Just gives scammers an easy to way rip off people that don't know any better about PayPal's policies. I'm ALWAYS willing to accept a 3% surcharge knowing that I (should) be protected in the transaction. I'm still leery of PayPal, and I use their services now with EXTREME caution.

I hope you get your money back, or a camera. Honestly however I wouldn't hold your breath.


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