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I want to report a scammer account! How do I do that!?

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mmb_1
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I want to report a scammer account.  This person said they would sell me tickets to an event and then disappeared after I paid them via paypal.  They are clearly fraudulent and scamming people. I want to report the account so this doesn't happen to anyone else.  Shame on me for falling for it.  I have tried opening a dispute, a claim, messaging the message centre and they are all dead ends.  Paypal should have a way to report fraud!   Does anyone know how to report a scammer account?! 

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kernowlass
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Unless they are a seller that does that on a regular basis then that's unlikely.

You sent him a 'gift' of money, as it was a gift then no purchase was paid for, if it was then you would have used goods/services.

You can try a chargeback via your credit card issuer if you funded your paypal payment that way?

However choosing that option was clearly incorrect if he was not a close mate/friend OR a family member. 

 


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kernowlass
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Depends how you paid.

If you used the goods/services option then not sure why your claim for non receipt failed?

However if you sent a 'gift' of money using the friends/family option then sadly you negated that protection.


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mmb_1
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Yes I sent it as a "gift" because that is what the seller asked me to do.  I am really not familiar with using PayPal to send money to an individual (I usually e-transfer from my bank).  I realize that I am the dumb one and am out of luck for the money but I want to REPORT this person's account so PayPal can shut them down.

 

 

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kernowlass
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@mmb_1 

 

Unless they are a seller that does that on a regular basis then that's unlikely.

You sent him a 'gift' of money, as it was a gift then no purchase was paid for, if it was then you would have used goods/services.

You can try a chargeback via your credit card issuer if you funded your paypal payment that way?

However choosing that option was clearly incorrect if he was not a close mate/friend OR a family member. 

 


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

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