What's the course of action for going after an eBay/PayPal predator?
April 14, 2014 4:37 AM Subscribe
Someone hacked a PayPal account to buy an item from me on eBay (my old iPad). PayPal resolved the claim in our favor and we both got our money back, but now I want to go after this derelict. I want justice! For me, for the person that owns the PayPal account (who I talked to and she's very nice), and for anyone he might rip off in the future.
posted by dep to Law & Government (6 answers total)
I used signature confirmation so I know his name. He used his real home mailing address so I have that. I looked him up and have his Facebook profile URL, his Twitter account, his Instagram account -- as well as my documented claim on PayPal. Obviously he's not the sharpest tool in the tool shed.
I hate the idea of him just getting off totally free. Sure, we got our money back, but he's just going to keep ripping people off. I want him to at least get a talking to from the police.
So my question is, what's the right course of action for this? Do i just phone up the police in that town and talk to them? Would they even care? Is this in their jurisdiction?