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I’ve Been Scammed

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I’ve Been Scammed

I’ve been scammed of £750, and i’m only young, and clearly stupid. i fell for a bitcoin scam which looked 95% reliable. i payed the person £750 via paypal but sometimes using my bank but still through paypal. i paid him numerous times totalling upto £750 but used family & friends. is there anything i can do to get the money back? i can prove this is a scam from other reviews i only JUST recently recieved and found. will paypal be able to do anything about this?
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Re: I’ve Been Scammed

@Anton42 

 

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 paying his paypal fees and negates your buyer protection at the same time.

If you funded your paypal payment via a credit card then contact your card issuer and see if they will help you but unfortunately they may decline as well as it was a gift payment.




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