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Paypal Notification of Reversed Transaction

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Atlas, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Atlas

    Atlas Regular Member

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    I received an email saying:

    "One of the benefits of using PayPal is that we make every effort to alert
    you to potentially problematic transactions. Our goal is to help you make
    sound business decisions.

    A review of recent transactions indicates a problem with the payment
    detailed below. As a security measure, we have reversed the transaction."

    Does anyone know why the payment was reversed, they give no real reason?
     
  2. snowwhite

    snowwhite Power Member

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    Atlas Regular Member

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    Its real, i do get a lot of phishing scams, but i logged in and check (obviously not through the email link) and the amount had been reversed.
     
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    wow so this is for real! havent heard of such
    call call call
     
  5. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    I've seen these types of emails before from other credit card processing companies. I think it is pretty likely that the credit card that the user used to make the payment was stolen or being used illegitimately.
     
  6. HowNowBlackHat

    HowNowBlackHat Newbie

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    I've had this issue numerous times, and yes. It either rests with the fact that PayPal has received a message from a financial institution (aka. a a bank) directly voicing concerns as to the validity of the transaction or a user has reported the payment as unauthorized and PayPal has received sufficient evidence to not require a dispute to be opened.

    That's pretty much what my PayPal rep told me anyhow. :rolleyes: