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friends and family

im buyinh good and services and the seller is requesting that i use friends and family. however he is not my friend or family and dont want to do anything against PayPal rules would this be the case

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Re: friends and family

@castner2006 

 

Report him as he is violating paypal policies..............

 

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.
You also risk having your account limited for using this option when you are purchasing goods as its against Paypal rules.


Advice is voluntarily given.
Kudos / Solution appreciated if I helped you.
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Esteemed Advisor

Re: friends and family

@castner2006 

 

Report him as he is violating paypal policies..............

 

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.
You also risk having your account limited for using this option when you are purchasing goods as its against Paypal rules.


Advice is voluntarily given.
Kudos / Solution appreciated if I helped you.