Buyers abuse Paypal loopholes to scam Sellers
My HORROR STORY, i sold a set of 100 vintage diecast cars to a buyer using paypal. When the buyer received the cars he immediately complained and filed a claim. using ALL the complaints. these complaints were false. they were a set up to his scam as follows. He files the complaints as not as described. ( after seeing many emailed photos before sale ). Pay Pal put a hold on the $400 amount. he then proceeded to send the items to a FALSE return address, so as to trick PAY PAL into accepting the postal return info. As planned the items were sent to the fraudulent address then returned to him. Then PAY PAL sided w/ his claim and penalized me for the $400. all the while the buyer had his $400 back AS WELL AS MY ITEMS. After counter claiming against this buyer 3 times i was finally able to get the buyer to return the items. TO MY DISMAY , the items were all returned SMASHED AND DESTROYED. Upon filing another claim with pay pal disputing the items returned as destroyed by the buyer, i was told to send in proof. i sent in pictures of all destroyed items. PAY PAL then refused to stand by me, stating i HAD to have a second party’s opinion on value of the items. After contacting numerous dealers and ebay stores NO ONE would help..no one wants to be involved. AND PAY PAL KNEW THIS would be so. So PAY PAL dismissed my claims and is holding a $400 negative balance over me while i sit out $400 and have 100 destroyed vintage diecast cars that were worth nearly $2000 total in separate value. I am sure collections is my next stop in this horror story.
Posted: October 30, 2012 at 5:06 pm