Friday, September 26, 2008
PAYPAL & EBAY USERS BEWARE!!!
So I thought I would give you all a heads up to make sure you check your paypal account daily and compare all transaction.
While making a bank deposit today, I discovered that my account was off by over $400! And not in my favor!
So I get home, check my bank account online and there is a charge pending for $417 and some odd cents. It says that it's from paypal.
I go into my paypal account looking for the $417 charge and find a UK charge for $230 yesterday. Knowing that I did not purchase anything from the UK, I clicked on the details link. The conversion from 230 UK dollars ended up being $440!!! $417 of which was coming out of my bank account!
It showed that it was an ebay auction so I clicked the link for the supposed auction. It was for a nokia phone, there was 1 bid and the winner was NOT my ebay ID. On top of that, it asked me to log in, but I was already logged into ebay.
I immediately called my bank, filed a claim through paypal and changed all of my passwords and security questions.
By the time I got done with all of that, the seller sent a full refund. He said that he was thinking that the payment was fraud because the shipping address was in Lithuania!!! THANKFULLY, I had a seller that was very compliant and quick!
So now I have a full refund pending. I just couldn't believe it!
Please beware and pay attention to all of your transactions!!!