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!!!

3 comments:

basketsnprims said...

Thanks for the headsup. I have had bad luck with ebay.

Pam

Shari Kraft said...

I had something similar happen to me on Ebay....the buyer racked up around $1,000 in electronics under my password. I called ebay and it was taken care of right away. They contacted all the Seller's and made it right.

BTW...I made the apple ornies.. I think they turned out so well. I'll send you a pic in a couple of days.

PLUS....your bio is on the Prim Friends Network! Check it out.

Pam said...

Same thing happened to me about a month ago. They spent over $1000. on my paypal acccount. Took me a little while but finally got it straighted out. I changed my passwords and security questions also. And there wasn't even that much in my paypal account and it came out of my bank account. So beware.

hugs pam