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Some one paid me $175 but Paypal put the funds on hold

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dheer, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. dheer

    dheer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    someone (I don't want to open the name yet) paid me $175 via paypal and right after sending funds paypal put these funds on held. I got a mail saying funds are not sent by authorized person. Now what to do?

    there is an open case at paypal and requires me to write about this transaction. Please help.
     
  2. welshman

    welshman Power Member

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    why did you get paid? Was it legal? Did you contact the person?
     
  3. jokel661

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    usually the funds got held only if the transaction is within the eBay market not outside .

    What's your Paypal' country?
     
  4. oxonbeef

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    Sometimes this can happen if the transaction was made from
    a different ip that the account holder normally used. I would
    contact the sender in the first instance it may not be their fault.
     
  5. gejohn

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    about 90% is stolen money!
     
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    It did happen to me once for a payment of $100. As much as I remember at that point beside the payment amt, there was a link or something which said the hold is for 24 hours subject to approval. Fortunately, they credited the money within 24 hours.
     
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    Was the buyer a verified PP'er? What did they write in the message field? Things like 'accounts' and such can trigger certain filters.. I think all you have to do is write back to PP that it's a legit payment you're receiving, the buyer will probably have to do the same. But then again you're dealing with an egay company.
     
  8. peterlolz

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    Usually this happens if the account is phished or the one does not want to pay and makes some sh** with his account or maybe it is bad luck.
     
  9. mrsix

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    lmao... you people are strange. OMFG IT'S STOLEN $/PHISHED/ETC... I receive payments via paypal from people frequently and getting a short (24hr) hold on the $ isn't strange. It's done to protect both parties.
     
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    Dutchess Registered Member

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    I have had this happen to me in the past. You get the payment and one of the PayPal bots flag it for some reason. In the past for me and the buyer a quick call to PayPal fixed it and the funds where released within a few minutes.
     
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    lol....well there is a guy in here that wil help you with that, but requires 50% of the payout.
     
  12. dheer

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    alright I have refunded the money and as the original buyer requested to refund. I think someone wanted me to scam. I can show his YM now which was YM!-> littlee_kittyy

    and yes he also told me that he is from BHW and his name at bhw is -> maiden

    however I didn't find a person here with username maiden