I made a payment to a company thought payapl and the transaction isn't showing up in my activity list. I've not received the item and I want to open a dispute but I can't with out the transaction to reference.
If you bought something online with a debit or credit card and didn't log into your Paypal account then of course it won't show on that Paypal account because you bought as a guest buyer. However your seller may have processed that payment using their Paypal 'card reader' and so Paypal would show on your bank or card statement.
You don't have Paypal buyer protection cover as a guest buyer but you can contact customer services and they may be able to assist you by reaching out to the seller for you. So If you need help for a guest buyer transaction then you can;
1. Phone Paypal customer services and see if they will help you.
2. Contact your card issuer for a chargeback.
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