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PayPal Collection Agency? Should they worry?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Dominion, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Dominion

    Dominion Regular Member

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    Hey BHs,


    I am doing a PhD in an Arab country. A friend of mine there opened a 3 accounts in the past and their sum negative balance is about 2300$. He used completely faked information, but used the accounts to buy from eBay to send to his real address. Should he be worried about the agencies coming after him?

    I know that in the US you should be shitting your pants, but is it the same for an Arab country?
     
  2. Dominion

    Dominion Regular Member

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  3. saxgod

    saxgod Regular Member

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    How can a Paypal account go 'negative' ?
    If my CC or saldo doesn't back what I want to pay with PP it just gives a big nono
     
  4. Dominion

    Dominion Regular Member

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    How can PP go negative? It can go negative in many cases. When ebook noobs do chargebacks and disputes.
     
  5. saxgod

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    ah haven't had any chargebacks yet ;)

    Well it probably depends on your local police/justice system. Paypal, like any other bank, has no authority in itself, since it is just a corporation. It needs to pass through the local authority. So if the local system are willing to work together with paypal your friends might be in trouble. If they don't, well then paypal won't see a dime of that money. Its not like they can send the US military ;) They might sent some threatening letters though, its up to your friends if they are scared by them or not.

    They might have contracts with 'repo' men in your country though, but these repo man still need to have authorisation by your local justice system to go after them.
     
  6. Dominion

    Dominion Regular Member

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    The PayPal is 100% fake! The eBay shipping address is correct. Though none are confirmed.
     
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    gianni Junior Member

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    He can always sent "someone" sent him the package and paid him 20$ in return in case trouble happen.

    Nothing they can do against that.
     
  8. Dominion

    Dominion Regular Member

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    Great idea. Listen, I PMd you expecting a PM back.
     
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    That would be the least of my worries in a Muslim country ... they will whip your ass for looking at a women the wrong way, cut your hand off for stealing...know what I am talking about.... you ain't in 'Bama no more

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    Xyz01 Regular Member Premium Member

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    So he basically used fake information, tried to defraud a major company out of $2300 and sent stuff to his real address? Was he dropped on his head?