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got scammed after sending money through friends and family, possible to get it back?

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got scammed after sending money through friends and family, possible to get it back?

i got scammed, but is it possible to get the money back? i got scammed yesterday for 81 dollars. Talked to my bank, they said i should ask paypal first if they can talk or do anything to the scammers bank and tell them that i got scammed.

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Re: got scammed after sending money through friends and family, possible to get it back?

@Tjørn

 

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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