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This exact scenario happened to me as well. I purchased a pair of shoes from a seemingly legitimate UK website and it wasn't until I received the PayPal notification via email that I was made aware that the transaction was categorized as a donation. I received no email from the seller other than one that listed the transaction and item purchased. I never received the item. It did not take long for me to realize that this was likely a scam. The same day I made the transaction a debit card that I link to this account was hacked - out of the UK. I attempted to get a refund from PayPal and they refused - because it was a donation. I am livid. I am going to contact my bank as I found the website and have two separate email addresses - but I have a feeling I am out of the money.