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Paypal is part of the fraud

On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, PayPal MasterCard Services called asking if I had charged two payments of $64.49 USD to APL*APPLE ITUNES STORE 866-712-7753 CA. I replied that I did not, and was instructed to destroy the credit card. Also, I was informed that I would net be held responsible for the charges.
For good measure, I telephoned Apple’s iTunes Store fraud department and alerted them of the fraudulent purchases, for which they stated I would be refunded.
Here is where it gets interesting.
Two days later I received an e-mail from PayPal stating I had made two identical purchases, and that “We used money from your backup payment method to cover the full amount of the transaction(s).
The same day, I sold a lamp on eBay for a net amount of $23.97.
PayPal listed one of the $64.49 purchases, which, according to Apple iTunes was for a mini-calculator application in this e-mail. When I logged on to my PayPal account, much to my dismay, two purchases determined to be fraudulent by PayPal MasterCard Security Services, has simply been rolled over to my debit card, on file with “PayPal, your most secure way of conducting online purchases.”

Plus, they subtracted the amount from my eBay sale, made the same day.

Posted: November 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm


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  1. Fred on

    I had fraud charges from the same apple itunes store, 2 charges for $9.99 each. I just called my bank and had the money returned the next day and got a new card as well. That is what paypal should have done for you as well but instead the go and charge your debit card. Paypal will get their money and you will pay. That is their business model. File a chargeback that way you can get your money back. And avoid paypal for any buying or selling.

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