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Paypal question ( Check if I am getting scammed )

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bald-Eagle22, 12 Oct 2009.

  1. Bald-Eagle22

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Essex

    Guys

    As a newish user to payapl if someone wants to send me some money via my paypal address can they scam me and obtain any funds back from me ?

    This is not being done via e-bay .

    Cheers
     
    Last edited: 12 Oct 2009
  2. ajstan

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

    I use paypal a fair amount and don't have any problems.
     
  3. Bald-Eagle22

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Mar 2007

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    Location: Essex

    Someone has offered to pay me for a phone from outside the UK via paypal , I am very cautious as they are asking me to send it to Africa.


    If I give then my paypal and ask then to send the money before I send it then am i OK or can they scam me ? This is not going through Ebay they are going to have to trust me .
     
  4. Burned_Alive

    Capodecina

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    Location: Cheshire

    It's a scam, avoid.
     
  5. bullit in head

    Hitman

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    Location: Derbyshire

    well they can chargeback the amount... but could do that at any time.....

    there was a scam where they would collect an item but pay with paypal then charge back, and you would have no proof that you sent it, so would be out of pocket twice...


    bullit
     
  6. Dave M

    Soldato

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    Surely your only out of pocket once?
     
  7. bullit in head

    Hitman

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    well yes but lose twice...... once money , twice phone..... well you never get the money but you know what I mean....


    bullit
     
  8. Bald-Eagle22

    Wise Guy

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    Can you please explain a charge back thanks
     
  9. marley82

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    When they send the payment, Transfer it to your bank account then send the phone not before its cleared in your bank account.
     
  10. ajstan

    Wise Guy

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    Yh I agree, sounds dodgy
     
  11. bullit in head

    Hitman

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    it explains it better on the paypal website far better than I could.

    but heres a C&P

     
  12. DampCat

    Capodecina

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    They can charge back after it's cleared into your bank account. Paypal will just charge you for that amount.
     
  13. ( |-| |2 ][ $

    Wise Guy

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    Enough said. There's no way on earth I would take any any of risk with anyone from that continent.