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ebay domain scam -- got my domain stolen

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by seoreports, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. seoreports

    seoreports Junior Member

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    I sold a domain on eBay for $50 via PayPal, then transferred the domain to buyer via Godaddy push.

    PayPal then put the funds on hold, because the Ebay account no longer existed. (this was 2 days after I sold and transferred domain away using Godaddy push).

    When trying to respond to the hold, paypals only action is to refund the money. I wasn't trying to refund the money...i was "responding" with an explanation to the hold. This is PayPal's problem. That was not clear to me that i was refunding money.

    Now there is no way to get my $50 back (i emailed paypal)...and the domain is gone, with the eBay account deleted.

    Never sell anything digital online via PayPal -- I should have used escrow.com, live and learn I guess.
     
  2. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the warning, Sorry for your lost.
     
  3. manishc

    manishc Newbie

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    Thanks for the tip. I wanted to sell my domains on ebay. Now I guess I wont do so.
     
  4. boosters

    boosters Regular Member

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    Well paypal always favor to buyers whether you are correct.. that's why we say PAYPAL SUCKS!!!
     
  5. hvq168

    hvq168 Newbie

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    Bro mail to paypal and maybe you will get back 50 bucks
     
  6. seoreports

    seoreports Junior Member

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    Yeah, i'm trying. Not holding my breath. It's rare that this happens. I still say eBay is a good place to sell, it's only 40 cents to list a domain vs, $29 at flippa. I've sold two domains in the past week, just got scammed on this one. For what would have been a total of $80.
     
  7. Loak

    Loak Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    so you hit the refund button and its paypals fault?
     
  8. seoreports

    seoreports Junior Member

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    it doesn't say refund, it says "Resolve" an orange button and the page was asking me to respond. I filled out a form explaining what happened to PayPal. Just thought it was confusing, no confirmation or indication I was refunding the money.
     
  9. imperial444

    imperial444 Elite Member

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    Try to call PayPal. Just make more action, I hope you will get your cash back
     
  10. astronautleague

    astronautleague Newbie

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    cant you get info on the person who "bought" it on your old domain?
     
  11. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    .... which is why you should NEVER use PayPal for amounts that you can't afford to comfortably lose.

    But as others said - you can always try emailing/calling them to see if you can appeal their decision. Most likely you won't get your funds back but the slight chance that you will is worth a phonecall.
     
  12. dejanlesi

    dejanlesi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Use ecop.. I think that they don't even charge a fee below a specified price.. They are like escrow.com but more for domains. I have made quite a few transactions with them already and i will be surely using them again in the future..
     
  13. keithesaf

    keithesaf Newbie

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    Sorry for your loss dude. What was the domain name - let's spam it to death - teach that scammer a lesson!
     
  14. seoreports

    seoreports Junior Member

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    edit, don't do that, it's still pointed at my parking account -- wouldn't want to get banned too from this