Comments on Profile Post by ductrung3993

  1. JK47
    JK47
    Yup, they pretty much support fraud. As long as they get their fee, they don't care what seller's do.
    Dec 4, 2017
  2. dmckean44
    dmckean44
    It should have been regulated like a bank way back in 2002.
    Dec 4, 2017
  3. ductrung3993
    ductrung3993
    I got this Chinese buyer on HF who's trying to scam me out of $1400 and Paypal's doing their best to screw me over. The money has been taken out of my account. I tried calling, couldn't reach them so requested a call back. There was never any call back, so I emailed them and received a general automated message instead.

    Well, fuck you then paypal. I will NEVER use your service again.
    Dec 5, 2017
  4. DigMe
    DigMe
    Yes, Paypal's "buyer protection" strongly and automatically favors the buyer to the point that it's more dangerous now to be ripped off as a seller than as a buyer. A friend of mine is selling a boat in the Houston area and was asking advice about a guy from El Paso who wanted to pay with Paypal and send "his courier" to pick it up. I advised him to run away and don't look back.
    Dec 5, 2017
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  5. ductrung3993
    ductrung3993
    Exactly. I keep hearing about seller complaints but never experienced it so I have been using paypal quite frequently until now. And to top it off, I emailed them later and got nothing but an automated message. Adios paypal!
    Dec 5, 2017
  6. Melvillian
    Melvillian
    What are some good alternatives?
    Dec 5, 2017
  7. SteelCannon
    SteelCannon
    I feel bad for PayPal, it is so easy for them to get scammed and they really can't do much about it.

    Make a new account, get a friend to send you money for let's say an Eddie Current Studio. Move payment to different account. Friend asks for refund. split profits
    Dec 5, 2017
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  8. DigMe
    DigMe
    @SteelCannon only problem is you have to have some kind of account attached to PayPal and I’ve heard horror stories about bank accounts being frozen by PayPal.
    Dec 5, 2017
  9. SteelCannon
    SteelCannon
    You don't need a bank account attached to receive money only to take it out of PayPal. A scammer will have an alternate PayPal or friends PayPal linked to a bank account to get the money out. But PayPal can't freeze that account.
    Dec 5, 2017
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  10. SteelCannon
    SteelCannon
    I once sold a panerai watch to someone from watchuseek. The tracking stopped updating and he claimed he didn't receive it. PayPal refunded him the money but I had already moved it to an alternate account, which I do with all my sales. So I had a -6000 balance. The kicker is that I found the guys facebook and he was wearing the watch on his profile picture.
    Dec 5, 2017
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  11. SteelCannon
    SteelCannon
    After 2 years I felt guilty and called PayPal to settle up. They said it wasn't possible for some reason. Now I pay shipping insurance on anything over $1000 especially when using USPS.
    Dec 5, 2017
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  12. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    Okay, it has become this bad...
    Dec 5, 2017