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Another Uninformed Idiot

By Terrie

I have been using paypal for a few years and never had a problem. however on august 5th I attempted to pay 2650.00 to one client and 500.00 to another through paypal. The 500.00 seem to go without a problem. But the 2650.00 got sent to the wrong person. It was a simular email and it started out as my fault. I call paypals customer service right away. the service rep told me that I should email or call the person that I sent the money too and ask him to send it back. and this man told me that if the party did not want to send it back, he did not have too, he could keep it and there was not anything I or paypal could do about it. Well I called this man and told him what I did and ( bless his heart )he refused the payment. Ebay then sent me an email telling me the payment was refused and that the money will not be taken from my account. Knowing this, I sent the 2650.00 to the right person this time.

Well later that day I had gotten an email from the party that was to receive the money telling me that the funds would not be available to him until the 11th of august and he would ship when it cleared. On the 11th paypal attempted to extract that 2650.00 TWICE for a total of 5300.00 along with the 500.00 transaction. I called paypal back, the man told me that until the 5300.00 cleared my account, I would not be getting back the any of the money. I called the bank and told them to deny one of the 2650.00 withdraws and accept the other.

Paypal has taken 10 days to credit my account with the first 2650.00 and has tried every three days to extract that extra 2650.00 from my account and or my credit card. mean while, I’m paying a return check fee of 32.00 every time they try. When my paypal account said I had the money in it I did the only thing I could think to do. I had them transfer that money back to my bank account. It will take 3 to 4 days maybe longer for them to give it back. At this pint, this man could very well sell off my merchandise to someone else, I’m out 2650.00+, Paypal has literally all my money and if by chance they do pay this man and he did sell off my merchandise. He can keep the money and I’m powerless to do anything about it.

I was always under the idea that paying a bill through paypal was a safe way to protect myself and accounts from fraudulant scammers on the internet. Turns out, the fraudulant scammer IS PAYPAL  

Signed another misinformed idiot. BUYER BEWARE everybody is out to get your money.

Posted: May 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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