help with paypal :(

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  1. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    ok guys i need help

    a guy on TFW gave me the wrong email address for his paypal and i'm having a hard time getting paypal to help me it was marked as a gift so i don't know what to do to get it back has anyone done this b4??
    the guy is being really cool and told me he will still send me the stuff seeing as how it was his mix up but i don't want him to be out any money
    i did send a email and money request to the email address that got the money but nothing back from him and i did email paypal over a week ago but still nothing back from them :( 
     
  2. KnightSaberAmi

    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

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    Sounds like you need to give paypal a phone call to get your money back. I would do that as soon as the phones open. Good Luck.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Pray that the email you sent it to isn't a valid address and Paypal will reverse it within 30 days. At least that's what the user agreement says.
     
  4. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    it's showing that he's a "verified user" :( 
     
  5. cuad

    cuad VOK EMISSARY

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    he should know he got your money then, cause paypal sends out an email when you get money. maybe you can try contacting him through that email yourself?
     
  6. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    i have 3 or 4 times...but it was kind of a lot of money....well over $100.00 so i have the sad feeling he's run with it but i'm hopping not :( 
     
  7. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    any one know if doing A "Unauthorized transactions" would work? it will not let me open a dispute seeing as how it's marked as "gift"

    it is kind of a Unauthorized transactions...i did not authorize this guy to get the money
     
  8. KnightSaberAmi

    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

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    Why don't you call paypal?
     
  9. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    they are not open this late
     
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    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

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    Theres really not much you can do right now. Have you tried the virtual chat help on Paypal's site? I would also go into the forum over there as well and maybe try to figure things out. Start keeping a log of everything cause you will need your facts when the phone lines are open.
     
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    The $$$ is gone forever.
     
  12. megamus

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    open a dispute. It freezes the money until paypal can contact the other guy. That might also make the other party decide to send the money back. It never hurts and when the phones are open you tell them what you did.
     
  13. coppertop5150

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    The guy opened his paypal saw a " gift deposit " he prob thought wow my lucky day.
    I think you're SOL
     
  14. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    hate to be a buzzkill, but honestly, it isn't an "unauthorized" transaction because you entered the the email address in, "knew" it was correct, and told it to send the money.

    that is basically implied consent. your transaction implies to PayPal that the transaction is valid and therefore, you may have a hard time getting your cash back.

    as a rule, i make sure the email is correct (one thing i do is copy and paste the email address)
    before i send money.

    this may be a costly education for you.
     
  15. dark69

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    that is what i did but he gave me the wrong email he was off by 1 letter but i did copy and past it from the PM he sent me lol
     
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    Ya since there is no dispute option due to it being a personal payment. I'd simply call them when they are open or use the chat option if that works for you. If you talk to paypal and tell them the email was off by one digit and therefore went to the wrong person, I can't see why they would not help you, unless they are complete dicks.
     
  17. dark69

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    they got back to me today and told me they sent the guy a note in his account and to give that 48hrs but they did not say what to do after that
     
  18. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    i got the money back!!!!!
    it was a old email the guy had not used in 9 years but pay pal sent a email to his new email and boom i got back the $135! bless your Colin J. who ever you are
     
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    If he gave you the wrong email, then really it's his fault, not yours?
     
  20. shadow panther

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    you should email this guy and thank him
     

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