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I am a foolish victim of fraud

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Re: I am a foolish victim of fraud

@Yana_PR

 

A friends / family (or gift payment) is intended as a transfer of funds from family or friends to one another. For this reason, there is no processing fee when payment is made with bank or PayPal balance.
However as it is a “gift” payment, there is also no Buyer protection as no goods or services should have been exchanged.

If he was not a close mate or family member you should never use that option as it enables the seller to evade his paypal fees and negates your buyer protection at the same time. That is also why you would be unable to open a dispute apart from an unauthorised transaction (if your account was hacked and used without your consent).

You also risk having your account limited for using this option when you are purchasing goods as its against Paypal rules.

Your only hope is if you funded your paypal payment via a credit card then contact your card issuer and see if they will help you but unfortunately again as it was a 'gift' of money they may decline as well.



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Re: I am a foolish victim of fraud

Thank you very much for the detailed explanation. Since I havent had the need to use pay pal until now, i thought i have some protection in any case and acted unwisely. Ive learned my lesson now and at least the money is not so much. I will survive : )
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Re: I am a foolish victim of fraud

Hello again, What about Paypal purchase protection that i wrote about? Doesnt it give me some protection or again the friend option ruins my chances?
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Re: I am a foolish victim of fraud

Thank you for trying to help me. Got i have never acted so stupid 😄 So because of the friend option, there is nothing I can do? Even with the corespondence i can show...
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