Discussion in 'Ebay' started by BandoReps, Apr 12, 2013.
No, they can't ask the money from your friend, if that is REALLY your friend's account.
It really is kind of your fault, they gave you 7 days to respond, you didn't. For this low amount of money PayPal won't contact the police, to be honest they probably won't care either. Your account will stay negative forever, they might try to contact you somehow (if you left them a phone number or anything, but it seems that you didn't), after a while they'll probably write it off as bad debt and forget about it. Probably going to close that fake account though. You don't need to worry.
Now if you scammed someone for some high $x,xxx figure or higher, then that'd be a problem.
Thank you for the reply!!! Yes, it's definitely my friend's account and is in no way linked to mine apart from me transferring money to it as a service for something I made up which just said "car payment".
I don't see how it is my fault though. I had no idea the buyer who seemed happy, was gonna try scam me and I didn't bother signing in for a couple of weeks that's all. I couldn't get email notification as it was a fake email account I never used.
Also, I used a VoIP for phone confirmation.
So am I free to go? I won't ever have to pay?!
Nope.. just leave your account negative.. it wont take your friend's money as well..
I wouldn't worry, here in the UK you need to be 18 for a direct debit, and I linked my bank account up with Paypal which was setup as 'Direct Debit' I got into the red like you and the banks couldn't do nothing as it's against the law to setup direct debits at my age (at the time anyways, I'm 20 now), so theres a slight loop hole haha, wouldn't worry about it, just forget you ever had that paypal account and move on it will happen every day for bigger amounts, that's why Paypal have fees, to cover this sort of stuff.
I was on negative balance, and they had my address and phone number and they did nothing. They sent me 1 email saying they will take action against me if I don't restore my balance. I ignored them and nothing happened.
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