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Paypal Stealth Negative Balance Collection Asking For Money

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Shakabutt, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Shakabutt

    Shakabutt Registered Member

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    Hy, so im having so anxiety about this , i had a old Paypal EBay stealth combo a couple of years back and i dropshipped some stuff on EBAY.

    They were completely stealth, with VCC etc.Now i decided to call it quits because of the pain of dealing with scammers, no cashflow etc.

    I left the account with about 300 USD in negative, due to my chinese "suppliers" .

    I thought all was good, i washed my hands and mind from it.

    Today i saw in the inbox registered to the accounts an email from a collections agency Firecredit, on behalf of Paypal asking me for money.


    Now im really scared not about the money, but what if they sue and find out that it was a bogus account, won't i get in even more trouble like this ?.


    Im broke and unemployed....so paying that shit is out of the question.
     
  2. JTrussles

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    Do they have your real name? Address? What about the VCC company, do they have your real info?
    Basically if they can trace your real info easily you should expect a collections agent to come knocking at your door eventually. If they can't, forget about it. Nobody is going to go to the lengths of the earth for $300.
     
  3. Shakabutt

    Shakabutt Registered Member

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    It was all stealth info, VCC from anon forum seller, semi bogus address , name, nothing to link me or to point to a specific person (i didn't pose as someone real), except my IP adress (and my ISP is using dynamic ips so its different everytime). And thats why im afraid, what if they go that far and find out it was bogus, wouldnt i go to jail for false identity ?
     
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  4. bartosimpsonio

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    Why did you put "chines suppliers" in quotes? Were you not delivering the goods?
     
  5. JTrussles

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    No, a "false identity" is not a crime. Only identity theft (stealing someone's real identity) is a crime. Otherwise anyone making a fake FB profile would be a criminal, and so would any writer using a pseudonym.

    I highly doubt they will subpoena your ISP for your info to build a court case to retrieve $300. The effort and costs involved do not justify it, unless you're IN the US. If you're from just about anywhere else on the planet you have nothing to worry about. Burn and wipe all evidence everywhere you can find it.
     
  6. Shakabutt

    Shakabutt Registered Member

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    I did , i have no ideea if they did, apparantely they did for some, others not. I used Focal Price, nowadays don't know what is called.
     
  7. RuthSam

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    There is no reason to worry. With what you have done it's almost impossible to proof it's you. Even if they trace the IP to your home (in case they should be able to do so at all) they need to proof that you were behind the screen setting all this up that no one has hacket your Internet connection.. Forget about it, it is all too complicated for $300 should they ever write to your postal address deny everything simply respond that you don't know about anything about it.

    Pretty simple and straight forward..
     
  8. TheNumbersGuy

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    You don't need to worry the amount of resources they would need to use would be more expensive than the $300 that you owed. There's no way they could possibly link it to you as you used a fake name and other information.