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Freelancer screwed me, chargeback for Paypal?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by allthesp, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. allthesp

    allthesp Registered Member

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    I sent a freelancer $400 for a site but they have since stopped responding and have not sent the files or anything.

    I paid them using a Visa card with Paypal, is it possible to get a refund?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dumdum4gumgum

    dumdum4gumgum Power Member

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    Sad to say i have posted 5 ads on gaf(get a freelancer . com) ANd all 5 people never completed the job. I go with Someone off here i have been useing for awhile. once you find someone who will do the job stay with them!
     
  3. allthesp

    allthesp Registered Member

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    Hey, can you maybe send me their information because I need this project completed asap.
     
  4. BlackorWhite123

    BlackorWhite123 Newbie

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    I am getting ready to outsource all my web and design work for offline clients. I posted jobs on Rentacoder and received a fantastic response with very competitive pricing.

    I think if you do your due diligence you will find someone good from sites like rentacoder and elance. Just make sure to check their previous work and ensure they have good feedback from other users of elance/rentacoder.

    Sorry to hear about your situation. With regards to the payment i would email the freelancer asking for a response and explaining to them that you are ready to do a chargeback.

    If paypal doesn't work you can do a direct chargeback via your credit card company. Don't let the scammer run away with your money.
     
  5. allthesp

    allthesp Registered Member

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    That sounds like solid advice. Have you ever done a chargeback with your credit card companies for a Paypal charge?
     
  6. saucebox

    saucebox Newbie

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    Ive never done it, but someones done it to me.
     
  7. BlackorWhite123

    BlackorWhite123 Newbie

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    No, i have not personally done it but i know someone that has.

    Here's what happened:

    1) The chargeback is actually against Paypal as they are the ones that takes from your credit card.

    2) Paypal then put it into a Resolution centre and gives the other party time to respond or return the money.

    3) Paypal then decide if the chargeback is to go through. It will definately go through as you done a chargeback directly through your cc

    4) Paypal may put your account on hold and ask for various things, eg: to send certain id proofs etc. This could be a problem as it temp stops you from sending and receiving money. This will only be until you satisfy their conditions.

    I would contact the scammer first with scare tactics, then contact Paypal. If Paypal says they cannot get your money back ask them what will happen if you do a chargeback via your cc. Explain to them that you have been scammed.

    Paypal are actually very helpful despite what people say about them.