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Scammed through Friends & Family

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Scammed through Friends & Family

recently scammed due to my own mistakes of not doing much research, he told me to send through friends and family. is there anything at all i could do to get my money back? 

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Re: Scammed through Friends & Family

Unfortunately not really - if you sent money that was intended for a purchase and used the "Friends and Family" option instead of "Goods and Services", sorry to say, you have been had.  The PayPal system sees "Friends and Family" as one person simply sending money to another person - not an item purchase.   You can try to open a dispute however, it's possible the system won't let you proceed because the reason was "Friends and Family".

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Re: Scammed through Friends & Family

Unfortunately not really - if you sent money that was intended for a purchase and used the "Friends and Family" option instead of "Goods and Services", sorry to say, you have been had.  The PayPal system sees "Friends and Family" as one person simply sending money to another person - not an item purchase.   You can try to open a dispute however, it's possible the system won't let you proceed because the reason was "Friends and Family".

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@jforbes15

 

If you funded that paypal payment via a CREDIT CARD then contact your card issuer and see if they will chargeback for you.

Not all will do so but worth a shot.


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