So I used the Stealth eBay book to create a PayPal and eBay account but with no credit card or bank account. I bought a few eBooks but without paying to get 15 feedback, then I sold 20 or so of my own eBooks via fixed price listing. I then decided to sell my gaming laptop on my account and somebody in America bought it for just over £500 and paid, but PayPal held the fund for 21 days. No worries, because I added cost to the shipping and sent it recorded with insurance, etc, and the buyer got the laptop and left positive feedback, then waited patiently until 21 days were up (I had nothing to worry about... I had full proof the item was sent, so was in no rush for my money) and finally PayPal released my funds and I simply transferred them to my friend's legit, verified PayPal that he uses all the time (completely disconnected from mine). Anyway, I forget about that account for another 2 weeks, then I get the idea to try sell more eBooks and make some killer money since I could simply transfer funds to my friend's PayPal again. Well, lo and behold, the laptop guy had only filed a significantly not as described claim like a day after I stopped going to my account and he claimed it was broken and he demanded his money back, but because I hadn't been there for well over 7 days and thus couldn't respond, PayPal awarded him all his money back, leaving me in the deep red. Well now I don't know what to do. I cannot afford to bring the negative balance back to £0 because I'm a student and don't have much, hence the trying to sell massive amounts of eBooks. A part of me says "F*** PayPal and f*** the con artists who SCAMMED ME" since the PayPal account was completely off the grid, unverified, fake address, fake name, untouched IP, no attached bank or credit card, and no way of them finding me. Well, except my friend. I'm worried they'll look at me transferring the money into his PayPal (as a service for "car payment" that I made up) and link the two of us, even though we're completely unconnected with different details, IP address, everything. Can they find my friend and demand the money back and assume it's the same user? I don't want him in trouble. Can PayPal phone the police or find me or do anything?! I feel I shouldn't pay as I was conned big time, but I need some veteran advice here. Is it possible they could connect my friend to my account if everything was different?! Should I have made my friend create a listing for something I could have won with my stealth account and made it look like an eBay transaction!? Just when I was looking forward to a future on PayPal and eBay too. Btw, is it possible for anyone to eventually make great money on eBay and PayPal through hard work? I would love to find a wholesaler and make good money, but it seems everyone has snatched up every niche and it's impossible now. Please help!