When purchasing freelancers or items from this source be sure to check first that the person is going to deliver. Even donors here could rip you off. When you make a purchase for something PAYPAL will not allow you to claim back funds if the service is a non tangible. In order to protect yourself from the 1% of traders who will take your money and never show up with the goods, make sure you instruct policy on a "what if" scenario. I recently had a case here where a person said : "You can raise a dispute with PAYPAL if you like, but I will tell them it is digital goods and you will still loose" Basically speaking - if you pay for something non tangible you WILL loose your money as the con artists know the tricks. Always a/ Agree to send money in advance and mark it as a tangible item b/ If you dispute a sale, never agree with paypal if a person claims your dispute is for a digital service, always have something in writing from their paypal email that they will supply you with x boxes of Office Paper for example. c/ Never purchase something and pay in advance however genuine the seller. d/ if the above is not taken into account, never buy from someone who does not have a forum thread that they stand to (i) Loose or (II) Have you vilify. e/ Someone who is a DONOR on this site does not mean you should trust them with your money. Interesting PAYPAL issue I was completely not aware of and so this might be useful for you also... If its not tangible.. the money is gone the moment you send it.... FACT!