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What's the course of action for going after an eBay/PayPal predator?

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. [more inside]
posted by dep on Apr 14, 2014 - 6 answers

WTH is a Paypal sending (not spending) limit?

Had a payment through Paypal declined due to reaching "sending limit." What is that and how to handle? [more inside]
posted by Ginesthoi on Mar 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Return my things!

How can I get someone to return my stolen stuff they bought on eBay? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Nov 20, 2012 - 7 answers

buying used books on Amazon vs eBay

First time buying used books via Amazon. Is the process the same as that of eBay's? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Oct 4, 2012 - 14 answers

ebay transaction cancellation/resolution center/refund heck

Listed a laptop on Ebay, offering shipping only to US. Norse buyer did "buy it now." Buyer agreed to cancel transaction, but opened a separate "did not receive item" case in resolution center. Can I just refund the money and be sure I'm done with this, or is there some weird potential for him to try to double-dip on the refund? [more inside]
posted by Zed on Jun 17, 2012 - 4 answers

How to buy porn on Ebay

Porn sellers want me to buy porn on Ebay. My husband and I want to buy porn on Ebay. But Paypal doesn't want me to buy porn on Ebay. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2012 - 11 answers

paypal chargeback without hurting seller?

How can I do a chargeback to paypal from my amex for an ebay auction without screwing the seller? [more inside]
posted by rbs on May 21, 2011 - 10 answers

I bought the same item twice from eBay, but they have no record of the first transaction. I want my item, but I only want to pay for it once.

eBay doesn't have a record of my purchase, but PayPal does, and the payment has cleared. Will I receive my item? [more inside]
posted by tempest in a teapot on Apr 12, 2011 - 7 answers

PLI Patent Bar Homestudy Course: Was I scammed?

Has anyone ever used a PLI Patent Bar homestudy course? I was a bit uneasy about my purchase of the course on eBay, and now that I've received the materials, I can't figure out if I have a legit copy. Considering the high price of copies of the course, I find it possible that someone would indeed go to great lengths to fake a copy. [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Feb 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Paranoid about PayPal

I received a payment via PayPal for something I'm not selling. Is this a scam? [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Sep 29, 2010 - 20 answers

Sell My Soul? How About Shoes?

How can I sell items online while keeping the most of my earned money? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Sep 19, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I protect myself when selling internationally on eBay?

How can I protect myself when selling internationally on eBay? (I am in the US.) [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Am I safe from a paypal bill? Can they find me?

Am I safe from a paypal bill? Can they find me? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Nov 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Sell a finite number of identical items on the internet

What is the best way to sell (and accept payment for) a finite number of identical items (50) on the internet? I expect the items to sell out reasonably fast, and so I'll need to be able to take orders as they are received, and stop accepting payment when the 50 are sold. [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Oct 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Small change embarrassment

Small change embarrassment: After buying an eBay item I had $4.20 in my Paypal account. Unluckily my eBay seller fees were charged at the same time for $4.35. I now presumably have a negative balance of -$0.15 in my account. I have added $10 from my bank account (which has money in it sufficient to cover all this) to Paypal, but it will not clear for a few days. What will happen to my Paypal account.
posted by bad grammar on Jun 15, 2009 - 7 answers

eBay and counterfeit goods.

Should I send my counterfeit goods back? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Apr 26, 2009 - 33 answers

Help me prove to Paypal that these Audio Technica ESW9 headphones are fake.

So I bought this pair Audio Technica ESW9 headphones on ebay. The item arrived in this leather pouch instead of original packaging. After looking into the matter further at the head-fi forum, I've determined that these headphones are definitely fake. Many people seem to have fallen victim to this. [more inside]
posted by typography on Apr 21, 2009 - 6 answers

What is a reputable, low-cost, non-PayPal merchant account to accept credit cards online?

What are some reputable, low-cost, non-PayPal merchant accounts that enable you to accept credit cards online? Extra credit question: what are the best designed and lowest cost Web store options? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Mar 17, 2009 - 15 answers

A+++++++++ Best Question Evar Would Answer Again

What are the current best practices to make sure that you don't get ripped off on eBay as a seller, especially if you are getting paid by PayPal and/or selling to an international buyer? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Mar 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Is this a known PayPal scam?

Is this a scam, or am I being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on May 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Getting my money back from ebay auction?

I bought an item on ebay, and almost 3 weeks after I paid it hasn't arrived. I've tried to contact the seller to get the package tracking number (since I paid extra for delivery confirmation) through his paypal email address (bounced back) and through ebay's messaging system (did not respond). I don't think I'm ever going to get the item, and at this point I'd like to get my money back as quickly and with as little hassle as possible. Should I initiate a dispute with my credit card company, ebay, or Paypal?
posted by joshuaconner on Mar 26, 2008 - 15 answers

What recourse does one have once you have been screwed over by PayPal?

Asking for my fiancé: What recourse does one have once you have been screwed over by PayPal? Lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by Becko on Feb 29, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I sue someone in small claims court across state lines?

Despite my very best efforts, I got scammed on eBay. Now my only recourse is to sue someone who lives in Chicago, while I live in DC. I know YANML, but can people provide me with an idea of how difficult and expensive this might be? I would need to be able to subpoena information from a couple of companies. [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Jan 21, 2008 - 16 answers

PayPal considered right-wing?

Do PayPal's profits still go to right-wingers? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Jan 12, 2008 - 12 answers

just my luck...

Ebay removed an auction I won and canceled my bid - after I paid for it. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by streetdreams on Jan 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Can I trust PayPal's seller protection? If not, what can go wrong?

Can I trust PayPal's seller protection? If not, what can go wrong? [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Dec 2, 2007 - 22 answers

Getting Scammed?

eBay filter: I'm looking to buy a Macbook Pro @ about $2000. The seller will only accept USPS money orders, and that makes me a bit nervous... [more inside]
posted by jpcody on Nov 16, 2007 - 30 answers

Online Buying Safety Tips?

What's the best way to protect myself from seller fraud on eBay when using alternate forms of payment besides PayPal? [more inside]
posted by snowleopard on Sep 27, 2007 - 13 answers

PayPal spending suggestions?

US$5000 in PayPal cash. Can't withdraw it easily (long story). Need to spend it online. Not based in the US or Canada. Any suggestions of how to spend it (interesting or cheap or boutique shops or causes or opportunities that take PayPal and ship/download internationally?) Open to anything and everything. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Jan 24, 2007 - 22 answers

Ethics: Should you hold someone unknowingly acting in the commission of a fraud responsible for your losses?

Is it ethical to sue the victim of a phishing scam who agrees to take employment as someone who receives packages and ships them abroad if you have been victimized by the scam itself? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker on Sep 19, 2006 - 13 answers

What has been your experience with filing a claim with PayPal?

What has been your experience with filing a claim with PayPal? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Jul 17, 2006 - 21 answers

$7000 ebay fraud

I bought a $7000 item on ebay, paid through paypal, received a giant box of sand... I know all of this guys contact info but local police, fbi, fedex, ebay and paypal don't seem to be willing to help. How can I get my money back (or should i just firebomb his house)? [more inside]
posted by hummercash on Oct 7, 2005 - 51 answers

Is my personal name visible using a Paypal business account?

I need some privacy! I recently upgraded my Paypal premier account to a business account in hopes that my personal name would not be easily accessible to buyers and/or others I'm in contact with in online auctions. I chose a business name but my personal name is still parenthetically listed beside it. So, now I'm wondering if my name will still be visible to buyers? [more inside]
posted by anticlock on Aug 9, 2005 - 8 answers

UK PayPal query

UK Paypal question: "Once you have opened a PayPal account, you can start making PayPal payments right away. However, for security reasons, there are limits to the amount you can send and withdraw. To lift these limits, you can complete some additional steps and gain the status of Verified." I can't seem to see what those limits are - does anyone know? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Aug 2, 2005 - 6 answers

No Seller Protection on eBay From Buyer Scams - Should I Bail Out? Use Escrow?

eBay hell. I haven't sold many items through eBay, so I was startled to wade through all the associated fine print to discover - after I had concluded a sale, received a payment via Paypal, and was ready to ship my item - that as a seller I get absolutely ZERO protection from buyer scams if I ship my item from the US to Canada. [ further, buyer supplied phone # tracks to address different from shipping address provided which is, as well, "unconfirmed" ] So, I'm considering 1) calling off the sale, refunding the $ and taking an eBay rep. hit or 2) eBay's escrow service. Any opinions?
posted by troutfishing on Jun 15, 2004 - 9 answers

Paypal; what should I know before I go?

Any words of caution when accepting PayPal payments? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kchristidis on May 7, 2004 - 15 answers

Looking for tips for making ebay selling a painless experience.

Looking for tips for making ebay selling a painless experience. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by bifter on Mar 14, 2004 - 15 answers

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