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Paypal Is So F**ked

Discussion in 'PayPal' started by dblock120, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. #1
    Okay so i sold something on eBay for $500 i wouldn't get the money credit until i ship the item and i shipped it and now they say they cant credit the money to my account because they made a mistake and took $800 from the buyer and they want me to refund the 300 via western union from my own pocket before i get the money credit wtf is that what about if i don't have the funds i lose the item and the money??????????
    SEMrush
     
    dblock120, Jul 28, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. eddy2099

    eddy2099 Peon

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    This doesn't make sense. Firstly, they could always do partial refund if they took too much money and secondly, they never used western union as far as I know.

    This does not seems like paypal because as far as I know, payment is usually made after the auction is completed before you ship.

    Write to Paypal officially because it looks like a phishing mail or something. It just does not make sense.
     
    eddy2099, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    FMSfreebies Peon

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    Yeah, the person you talked to definitely wasn't from PayPal. What would be the point of them using Western Union?

    Thats definitely some kind scam... and its def not a scam run by PayPal.
     
    FMSfreebies, Jul 28, 2007 IP
  4. dblock120

    dblock120 Guest

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    Na it was from the email from paypal its not a scam i can show you the email
     
    dblock120, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    FMSfreebies Peon

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    Why would they use western union though? that doesn't make sense to me.
     
    FMSfreebies, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    SKULL Prominent Member

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    #6
    Paypal never emails you about this kinda stuff it has to be a scammer using a email that looks like paypals i have had a few of them and i just report them as spam.

    Why would paypal ask you to use westen union, when paypal is nothink to do with weston union.
     
    SKULL, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    mhdoc Tauren

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    I have done well over 5,000 transactions with papal and none of what you describe makes any sense. It makes great sense if you have been scammed.
     
    mhdoc, Jul 28, 2007 IP
  8. buyallgifts

    buyallgifts Peon

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    #8
    sounds like a scam, verify the link to ensure it is paypal and not a scammer
     
    buyallgifts, Jul 28, 2007 IP
  9. eddy2099

    eddy2099 Peon

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    #9
    Are you sure it is really from Paypal ? Nothing that you said actually represents the same Paypal that I know.

    As far as I know, if you sell something through eBay, your buyer must send you the payment first where the money goes into your account then you send the product. If however, they use eCheck then it may take 7 days to clear.

    If the buyer over buys then in Paypal, you will have an option to refund in full or in part the amount paid. If they pay using paypal funds, it will be refunded to their paypal balance, if they pay using a credit card, it will be refunded to the credit card.

    Like I said, you might want to contact Paypal directly and get them to investigate this fraud.
     
    eddy2099, Jul 28, 2007 IP
  10. dblock120

    dblock120 Guest

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    "service@paypal.com" <service@customercaredept.com> thats the email i got it from if i got scammed anyway to stop the shipment
     
    dblock120, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    benpolska Peon

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    paypal is a scam either way.
     
    benpolska, Jul 28, 2007 IP
  12. dshah

    dshah Well-Known Member

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    #12
    if its email -then ITS SCAM!

    Does it show up in your account when you login to paypal?


    BTW: If anyone asks you to send money through western union - its nothing but SCAM
     
    dshah, Jul 28, 2007 IP
  13. eddy2099

    eddy2099 Peon

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    Check the full header of the email and if you are unsure, forward the whole email with header to and have them check.
     
    eddy2099, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    sami1255 Well-Known Member

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    #14
    paypal asking to send customer money specifically via WU makes me :D eddy is absolutely right..

    it would be good if you paste the header here.. blur your ip btw.. :)
     
    sami1255, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    dlm Peon

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    doesn't that give it away immediately?
     
    dlm, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    scole Peon

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    Here's the whois info on the customercaredept.com part of the return email address. I would assume that the info is fake consider it says that the registered owner is a bank and the site has a basic cookie cutter theme that hasn't even been updated yet.

    The email is bonus, forward it to paypal's spoof email.

    Copy of Whois:
    Domain Name.......... customercaredept.com
    Creation Date........ 2007-05-07
    Registration Date.... 2007-05-07
    Expiry Date.......... 2008-05-07
    Organisation Name.... Wachovia Bank
    Organisation Address. 6824 Taylorwoods Ln
    Organisation Address.
    Organisation Address. Pleasant Garden
    Organisation Address. 27313
    Organisation Address. NC
    Organisation Address. UNITED STATES

    Admin Name........... Wachovia Bank
    Admin Address........ 6824 Taylorwoods Ln
    Admin Address........
    Admin Address........ Pleasant Garden
    Admin Address........ 27313
    Admin Address........ NC
    Admin Address........ UNITED STATES
    Admin Email..........
    Admin Phone.......... +1.3366850977
    Admin Fax............

    Tech Name............ Microsoft Office Live
    Tech Address......... One Microsoft Way
    Tech Address.........
    Tech Address......... Redmond
    Tech Address......... 98052
    Tech Address......... WA
    Tech Address......... UNITED STATES
    Tech Email...........
    Tech Phone........... +1.8665915483
    Tech Fax.............
    Name Server.......... ns1.officelive.com
    Name Server.......... ns2.officelive.com​
     
    scole, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    So basically i got scammed is there a way to stop the shipment
     
    dblock120, Jul 29, 2007 IP
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    If you use a courier company to deliver such as DHL or Fedex and if they have not reach the payer yet, you can always call them up to stop the shipment.

    If you use the post office then probably there is nothing really much you can do.

    Do you see anything in your Paypal account about this transaction ?
     
    eddy2099, Jul 29, 2007 IP
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    Jarodboy Prominent Member

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    Smells like scam to me dude, careful
     
    Jarodboy, Jul 29, 2007 IP
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    I got to agree with everyone else here, that it's a scam. I can spam every single day claiming to be emails from Paypal, but they are not. I don't even open them now, but I have before and it looks identical and points you towards a website that is identical too - I don't know how they do it, but even the URL is identical. So I never visit paypal from and email link even if I get one from paypal confirming a transaction. I open a fresh browser window and get the url from my favorites.
     
    derek-a, Jul 29, 2007 IP