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    paypal fraud

    ive just had two frudulent trasactions from paypal totaling almost 900 quid !
    its totaly ruined my day !
    worried as hell my mortgade ect wont be paid ..
    have rang paypal and my bank but as its saterday the payments arent showing yet to be stopped .....grrrrrrrrrr
    has anyone else had this happen ? if so what was the outcome ..

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    whats the situation? you sold something?

    omg i really dread this! how did they do it?

    Sorry to hear that.
    What's the procedure now?

    That's terrible mate, hope you sort it,

    some *******s out there.

    You must be feeling pig sick! can you give us any more details? ie. what name were the transactions made out to? etc

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    i dnt know how its been done ,, one is a gift of 500 quid to someone ive never heard of .. the other is apparently 386 quid odd for a hairdryer from a werbsite that doesnt exist !
    the 500 quid sent to . a peter wright . @ [email protected] and the $579 to salon styler @ [url]www.comcast[/url]. net .. do not attempt to use this website though its a virus and the website doent exist !

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    Good Luck with getting the money back! :thumbsup:

    did you at any point reply to an email from paypal? i had it happen years ago on my ebay....

    I imagine youve already changed your password to protect anymore developments? How they got into your account beats me, have you clicked on any paypal e-mails lately? theres lots of them scam ones about.
    Dont worry, I bet it will get sorted, but paypal are slow on things like this x

    So your account has been hacked / id stolen.

    Not sure how Paypal handles these though, surely it'd be handled in the same way as when your credit-card is cloned/stolen - ie you don't end up out of pocket

    Edit - thinking about it, i'm not sure what they'll do actually, this is Paypal after all......

    the problem is paypal only gaurantee on fleabay otherwise they only give the money back if the person has the money in my paypal account

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    ive changed all passwords rang paypal who have put a stop on my account , rang the bank fraud dept ect , luckily its been with draw fnds from bank account and not through my debit card ,, so hopefully the debits can be sttopped befor they go out or i wont have the funds to pay my bills and get bank changes .. lucklily id just logged on my email as the 1st one for £579 dollars came through the 500 quid one happened as i was on the phone to paypal . .. paypal say debits are automatic so i cant be refunded untill they actually recieve the cash ,, they arent showing on the banks system yet so cant to stopped from the bank end untill they are ,

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    teambintip;3284562

    So your account has been hacked / id stolen.Not sure how Paypal handles … So your account has been hacked / id stolen.Not sure how Paypal handles these though, surely it'd be handled in the same way as when your credit-card is cloned/stolen - ie you don't end up out of pocketEdit - thinking about it, i'm not sure what they'll do actually, this is Paypal after all......



    thankfully id just taken out id fraud protection at the bank , id say my paypal has been hacked
    they were sympathetic on the phone but couldnt really do anything ,,

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    hot;3284623

    have you reported it here too https://www.paypal.com/uk/wf/f=sa_unauth




    yep done that while on phone to paypal .. thanks for the advise though ,

    No worries, let us know how you get on

    I wonder how often this happens - always thought PP was very secure.

    Original Poster

    ive to take copies of the paypal emails in to bank monday morning ,, the emails saying funds sent and the ones disputing the transactions ,, hopefully the bank can stop these debits from going out ..... fingers crossed .. i need a good stiff drink now .. been in tears on the phone to paypal and bank most of the morning !

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    Bri8463;3284653

    I wonder how often this happens - always thought PP was very secure.



    i had a go at paypal for this .. ive never ever trasfered funds from may bank to paypal let alone such large transactions they should have extra security in place for unusuall transactions on your account maybe a phone verification or something ,,

    It's a shock but It's good that you spotted it as soon as you did-you've done everything you can now.

    my son had money taken out of his paypal account a while ago,and he rang them and his bank and he got it back the same day from the bank....it wasnt through ebay or anything...but he did get the money back through the bank fraud department....hopefully you will be ok.good luck,these scammers are horrible people.the banks have departments for dealing with it

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    smiling2901;3284685

    my son had money taken out of his paypal account a while ago,and he rang … my son had money taken out of his paypal account a while ago,and he rang them and his bank and he got it back the same day from the bank....it wasnt through ebay or anything...but he did get the money back through the bank fraud department....hopefully you will be ok.good luck,these scammers are horrible people.the banks have departments for dealing with it


    thanks for the good will .. its given me hope at least . ive been worrying ll moring about my morgage n stuff ,, (scuse the spelling my minds all over the place atm)
    i only use my paypal for ebay or deal extream and these werent ebay ,

    button_moon;3284676

    i had a go at paypal for this .. ive never ever trasfered funds from … i had a go at paypal for this .. ive never ever trasfered funds from may bank to paypal let alone such large transactions they should have extra security in place for unusuall transactions on your account maybe a phone verification or something ,,



    Yes, definitely make people feel a bit more secure.

    Original Poster

    just had this from paypal regarding both transactions

    "PayPal is processing your unauthorised acitvity claim regarding thefollowing transaction(s):


    While we investigate this claim, funds equal to the disputed amount havebeen returned to your PayPal account. Once our investigation is complete,any portion of this transaction that now forms part of your balance andthat was originally funded by your debit card, credit card or bank accountmay be automatically transferred from your PayPal account to that card orbank account. Please note that it might take up to 30 days for the refundto be credited to your card, depending on the relevant card issuer."

    so good news...what a relief!

    DO NOT click emails that seem to be fromn paypal......

    thats how they got into your account

    paypal will always call you buy your real name

    dear dave mckinnon etc while a fake one will be dear paypal member

    LINKS IN THE EMAILS WILL GO TO PHISHING SITES, THEY WILL LOOK LIKE PAYPAL WEBSITE BUT WILL BE A CLONE

    if you recieve a paypal email always check it in your account @ the paypal website

    to be honest, the only way they get into your account is the owner being less vigilant ......... you wouldnt let someone have your cards pin numbers right ??

    thats why paypal and bank scams are so common, people are not vigilant when using money online .......... there is hundreds of millions stolen using the internet every year because people don't expect it to happen

    it happened to me, but fortunately paypal and ebay caught the swines and they got away with nothing

    just be vigilant in the times, its gonna get more common
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