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Notification of Pending Reversed Transaction(6 posts)

Notification of Pending Reversed TransactionB2
Mar 3, 2003 3:34 PM
Although this is not specifically a bike transaction, I thought it might be appropriate since so many of the RBR participants use Paypal for bike related transactions.

I just received an email from Paypal regarding a transaction for a digital camera I sold last week. The email said "It has come to our attention that you may be the receiptient of potentially fraudulent funds. We have initiated an investigation into this event. In the meantime, we have placed a pending reversal on the funds in question until the investigation is complete...." They then requested that I provide them with details regarding the transaction including shipping address and tracking number, etc. which promptly furnished.

So... has anyone else been through this before with Paypal? Am I out the $430 that Paypal has already transferred to my checking account?

Any advice appreciated,
reason #101 of why I don't bother with Ebay (nm)ColnagoFE
Mar 3, 2003 3:43 PM
This isn't an Ebay problem but here is my advice.Willz
Mar 3, 2003 4:16 PM
PayPal is a financial institution that processes payments by credit card and fund transfer. Credit card fraud is a problem that is not specific to Ebay transactions.

Go to Ebay then to Site Map then to Search (Search for Members). Plug in the item number and user ID of the buyer. This will get Ebay to send you the details about your buyer's location. If PayPal gave you a confirmed shipping address and that is where you shipped it, then perhaps this problem concerns the use of mom or dad's credit card. Mom or dad find out that Johnny used their card and they have discovered the transaction so they are putting the kabosh to the deal. I have seen this happen.

Call the phone number to the holder of the Ebay ID (Ebay will send that information to you) - ask what is going on. Tell them to send the camera back and if not, and you get beat out of your money, file a small claims action against them at your county courthouse.

Credit card fraud is rampant on the Internet. I am on my third credit card in a year's time and none of my being victimized happened because of Ebay or PayPal.
why else would you use PayPal?ColnagoFE
Mar 4, 2003 8:42 AM
I mean except for merchants who don't accept credit cards--most of which offer fraud protection already--and person to person transactions (classifieds and ebay type places) when would you use paypal?
why else would you use PayPal?ColnagoFE
Mar 4, 2003 8:42 AM
I mean the CCards offer protection...not the merchants. Merchants who sell online and don't accept credit cards are suspect in my book anyway.
Maybe Paypal has changed its waysridingthegyro
Mar 4, 2003 5:29 AM
When I was defrauded by a seller using Paypal about a year ago, its position was that the issue was between me and the seller and did not provide a refund. The CC company eventually refunded.