Paid with Paypal because I thought it was safer. I WAS WRONG!
I used PayPal to pay a transport company quite a lot of money to move some stock for me. The transport company asked for payment in full in advance – which I did thinking that if anything went wrong Paypal would help.
Anyhow, the transport company simply stopped answering my calls or emails and just disappeared. After a couple of weeks I called in PayPal to assist in mediation or to at least freeze the money which had been stolen but they weren’t interested – they told me I should have read the small print and refused point blank to help. Told me to contact the police and that it was nothing to do with them.
The rub is that if I had of paid via card the bank would be doing everything they could to get the money back as they are really very good in cases of fraud – PayPal on the other hand promote fraud and criminal activity.
Posted: March 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm