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jforbes15
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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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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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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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kernowlass
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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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Chrisfysio
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The same applies when funded the payment via a Debit card?

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frnkstr
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This was helpful! Thank you!

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Vinbeast6589
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Thanks. I bought a PS5 from someone and the odd thing is that person didn't provide the tracking number for the package he sent and it's been over a week since it didn't arrive. After that I'm not gonna fall for it again. If you're shopping through Mercari, beware of unverified sellers that sells PS5s lower than the retail price. It's a scam.

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Vinbeast6589
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For those who fell victim of scam and fraud. What you can do is report the person you sent money to at www.ic3.gov. Hopefully this helps.

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Shanicemguy
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Was it helpful to you? I’m in the process of filling it out now.

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Scar312555
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What can they do.

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FrankP1
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Unfortunately PayPal endorses scammers on their platform. I was scammed today, not knowing that there is no recourse when paying F&F. A company as big as Paypal should be ashamed and should be working to solve this problem, not telling me to take it up with my bank. I'll be closing my account and encouraging everyone within earshot to do the same.

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