Well this post says a lot about the level of protection paypal offers its customers. There was a time paypal was my preferred method of payment when buying online. I used them because I believed that they only dealt with reputable businesses and could protect my purchases by vetting the companies they did business with. This could not be further from the case. They are basically business partners with these Chinese companies who make money off scamming others. This happens daily and paypal still continues to do business with them. This volunteer “advisor” with the snide reply to “Why does paypal even do business with them?” as “you should ask yourself this question?” You can rest assured, young “advisor”, any good American affected by these scams will not continue to do business with them or even paypal for that matter. But paypal carries on with them knowing full well the potential for fraud. They continue on because they do not care for their buyer’s best interest but because it makes them money. This has been the demise of many companies through the years. Just remember, what comes around, goes around. As more and more people get scammed this way, more and more people will stop doing business with paypal and in this fast paced digital age another company WILL come along and do it better than paypal. Unscrupulous practices never pay off in the long run. The funny thing is the ONLY reason I ever chose paypal was because of my illusion of protection. In reality my bank or credit card can do a much better job at protecting my online purchases. Therefore paypal really has nothing more to offer me. There are lessons to be learned here. Do your own research when buying online. NEVER buy directly from China. Lower your expectations of paypal because they allow this to go on all the while acting as if they are concerned when they are basically laughing all the way to the bank. The wonderful thing about the great United States of America is we have the freedom to choose. We can choose where we live, work, play, and shop. We can choose how we pay for things. We have options that other countries only wish they had. This freedom to choose NOT to use paypal after getting scammed will come back to bite them. Always does! It may not be right away, but karma, sowing and reaping or whatever you choose to call it is very, very real.
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