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selling on a forum, seller wants to add fee to cost

I'm a member of a photography forum. There is a for sale section where members can sell used photo equipment to each other. The forum is not involved in the transaction, it has a "For Sale" for member to member selling.

Some members are adding 3% to cover PayPal fees. As I understand this is against PayPal policy. What are the possible consequences for the forum owners if this continues? Is there a way to control or stop this? This is not my forum, I'm just helping the owners.  We want evryone to do it right.

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Re: selling on a forum, seller wants to add fee to cost

What are the possible consequences for the forum owners if this continues? 

 

nothing

 

 Is there a way to control or stop this?

 

 

Not really, all you can do is report it to Paypal and see if they take any action.

 

I wonder if those sellers know that by charging a paypal surcharge, they are voiding the Paypal Seller Protection Plan

 

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Re: selling on a forum, seller wants to add fee to cost

What are the possible consequences for the forum owners if this continues? 

 

nothing

 

 Is there a way to control or stop this?

 

 

Not really, all you can do is report it to Paypal and see if they take any action.

 

I wonder if those sellers know that by charging a paypal surcharge, they are voiding the Paypal Seller Protection Plan

 

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Re: selling on a forum, seller wants to add fee to cost

Thank you.  We're going to make our best effort to educate the members on PayPal policy and monitor the posts.

thanks again.

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Re: selling on a forum, seller wants to add fee to cost

I need an investigation on this client; Mr Walsh Richard

Paypal number:260069782781

Paypal transaction ID:5y7588720s5636209

Payment code confirmed from paypal is;C826-L003-Q999-T5365

 

Shipping Information
 
Address:  
Name: John Adebayo
Address: No 10 Adeyemi Close Agbowo UI,
City: Ibadan.
State: Oyo State.
Zip Code: 23402.
Country: Nigeria 
 

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Re: selling on a forum, seller wants to add fee to cost

This is a members forum so no one can investigate here.  You are not suppose to post anyones personal information in the forum here.

 

Log into your paypal account and click the "Contact Us" at the bottome. 

 

A lot of scams come from  Nigeria. Dont ship until Paypal investigates.

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Re: selling on a forum, seller wants to add fee to cost

Nigeria acct...

MMM

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Re: selling on a forum, seller wants to add fee to cost

ftcaroline,

 

PayPal does not offer service to Nigeria.  I would treat the report of a payment as false.  If you have received any other emails claiming to be from PayPal, please forward them to spoof@paypal.com

 

Adrian

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