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Paypal Prepayment: am I being scammed?

I need to know whether I should be refunding a client who prepaid me on PayPal and then cancelled. [more inside]
posted by endless_forms on Nov 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Protecting myself from fraud on paypal

How can I protect myself from buyer fraud selling something through paypal? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Jan 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Local buyer using Paypal

I am selling my old computer for almost $2,000. The buyer lives nearby and is coming to check it out in person. He's wondering if he can just pay with Paypal. Assuming this guy is on the up and up, what can I do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on Jul 24, 2012 - 47 answers

To claim or not to claim? To report or to ignore?

Small euro amount sent to my PayPal account by company with whom I have had no dealings. Test? Phishing? Scam? [more inside]
posted by likeso on Jun 5, 2012 - 10 answers

PayPal scam?

PayPal scam? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Jul 17, 2011 - 10 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

TINSTAAFL

Possible PayPal scam? Two strangers sent my cousin some money and immediately filed a dispute claiming their goods never arrived. [more inside]
posted by cabbages on Jan 2, 2011 - 9 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

Am I getting scammed via craigslist?

I'm not sure if I'm being ripped off on craigslist with this one....he says he'll pay me with paypal. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Aug 17, 2010 - 28 answers

paypal free money scam

Unauthorized transfer of cash INTO my paypal account. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Mar 18, 2010 - 16 answers

How to dispute non-delivery of item?

How do I dispute a claim for a handmade item when the PayPal dispute time has expired? The seller strung me along with claims that it was going to be sent until I ran out of time to dispute it. [more inside]
posted by silentbicycle on Sep 27, 2009 - 11 answers

eBay and counterfeit goods.

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

What to do after a PayPal Phishing Scam?

My friend just - 30 minutes ago - entered a bunch of information in a PayPal phishing website. What should he do right now? [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Mar 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Protecting from Internet scams.

At what point is a PayPal transaction considered "cleared?" In other words, when can I stop worrying about fraud. And what other protections can I take to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by uaudio on Feb 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Protect against apartment rental scam

How can I protect myself from a scam when I can't check out the apartment in person? [more inside]
posted by lilybeane on Jul 21, 2007 - 7 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

$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

Mmmm, tastes like phish!

I believe this is one of those PayPal lookalike steal all your personal info pages. What are the steps one goes through to report something like this? And to whom? [more inside]
posted by banished on Apr 1, 2004 - 11 answers

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