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Paypal Charge Back

Discussion in 'General Business' started by duchris, Aug 11, 2018.

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    Sorry guys. Need some advice. From San Francisco, so I hope there are some good people to direct me in what to do. I am in a catch 22. Long story short. I owe money to a person because my paypal did chargebacks for transactions I made with him for bitcoin, about $25,000 total. I am planning to pay him back after the fraud check period goes through. (ie they it can take up to 120 days. He took that information and filed a police report. In any way, I had no clue there were going to be chargebacks, my credit card is also going through my records to fix fraud disputes that I reported. Do I need to worry about the police report? I stopped contacting him because I got scared. Will the police show up to my door? I am also on informal probation, and the guy knows who I am.
    duchris, Aug 11, 2018 IP
  2. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    Not likely but considering the amount involved, I'd be surprised if you do not receive a phone call at the very least.
    Spoiltdiva, Aug 11, 2018 IP
  3. jrbiz

    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    Police generally do not get involved with business disputes unless they believe that there is evidence of criminal activity (e.g., intentional fraud) and will tell a complainant that it is a civil matter and he or she should take their beef to court. So, if this is the only complaint about you and you have evidence to back up what you say above, then it should not be an issue even if the police do decide to look into it, which I believe is unlikely at this point. Obviously, you want to take care of this as expeditiously as possible to forestall any such issues.
    jrbiz, Aug 12, 2018 at 4:22 AM IP
  4. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    First up, I'm sorry that this happened to you.
    You should have. The scam is well documented online.
    Normally I'd say the police showing up would be a good thing but these days... I'd take a pre-emptive strike and go to them and lodge your own complaint of fraud. Even better if you can prove who the other party is and they're in America too. Your "record" doesn't prevent you from seeking justice. You need to completely document how the transaction happened, how the con groomed you so that you trusted him/her, when you bought the bitcoin, when you handed it over, the more detail the better. Screenshot everything including text messages.

    The basic rule is that you don't spend money online (on bitcoin, goods, or services) that you can't afford to lose.
    sarahk, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:59 PM IP