I GOT MY MONEY BACK.

I wasn’t going to post anything today, but I felt the need to celebrate.

Recently, I had a whole crapload of money charged to my credit card through fraudulent PayPal transfers. You can read about it here: Part 1 > I Part 2 >

Well, the important thing to note is that I GOT MY MONEY BACK.

It was an ordeal. It was a huge pain in the ass, several hours worth of being on the phone with paypal and the bank and paypal and then bank again. But, I GOT MY MONEY BACK.

Hoo-ray! That’s one big demon off my back.

Be careful with PayPal. That’s all I’ll say.

44 thoughts on “I GOT MY MONEY BACK.

    1. Thank you. I’m glad that I was able to get my money back. A lot of people told me I’d never see my money again, so I was quite worried! I’m so glad it’s over with.

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      1. With persistence comes results. I am proud of you for not giving up when others said or belived that it couldn’t be done.

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    1. Haha! You sound like my mom and dad. When they heard the money was stolen from me they told me it was my own fault for trusting the internet.

      Honestly, sometimes it is a hit or a miss. If you’re smart about it, you really shouldn’t have the issues that I ran into. Yeah, I was reckless. I will admit to that!

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    1. Just be careful! And be watchful! Eight transfers were made out of my account before they realized I was sent a fraud alert. Another four were in the process of being made while i was on the phone with them trying to open an investigation.

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  1. I’m very happy to read your problems over the whole incident and extra stress, was put on by PayPal being miserable and uncooperative. In my humble view there should be laws, to protect the consumer from games like Pay Pal payed with you

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    1. The Bank should have been a lot more helpful than they were, that’s for sure!

      Paypal would be a lot more scared of a bank than they were of me.

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    1. Which is very scary to think about. I feel like I was really lucky that it got caught so quickly and I managed to get all my money back. Thank you again for your advice.

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  2. Only shop with the big retailers with a solid reputation like Amazon, Ebay, …. When you give your credit-card data to some small website, chances are 50/50 that they’re going to pump your card for all they can manage. It also happened to us once, and we also had to jump through all kinds of hoops to get our money back. And I only keep 100 dollar or so on my pay-pal and have no credit card linked to it. When the need arises, I just top it up with a regular bank transfer. Glad you’ve got your 2,000 dollar back.

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    1. That’s a really smart idea. Honestly, I’m just deleting my paypal account all together now, though. If I need a paypal account to buy it, I don’t want to buy it after this experience!

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  3. Thank goodness you got your money back! Well done for persevering!
    I would like to reiterate what I said in your first post: If you haven’t already, turn on two-factor authentication for PayPal.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, again. I remembered it from before. Once I got my refund though, I just deleted the account entirely.

      When I do use my credit card from now on, though, I am going to have tow factor authentication.

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  4. Good for you and very sensible, if you don’t use it, no point in having it open^_^ So pleased you got your money back, congratulations again!

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