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Old 07-31-2006, 10:58 AM   #11
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Watch out for Email that says it'* Paypal and to check your account, that'* how they get your password. NEVER use the Email to link to yoru account. I get a few of those a month, just delete them. Paypal will never ask you to access your account threw an Email.
If you do get something from PayPal,forward it to them at
spoof at paypal dot com. They will tell ya if it'* legit or not

It also helps them keep track of the crooks
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OMG, that is awful!! I am sorry you have to go through this!!! I can't stand a damned thief! I just changed my paypal password to something stronger. My ebay account was compromised over the weekend but Ebay caught it before they could do any damage.
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:38 AM   #13
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Watch out for Email that says it'* Paypal and to check your account, that'* how they get your password. NEVER use the Email to link to yoru account. I get a few of those a month, just delete them. Paypal will never ask you to access your account threw an Email.
If you do get something from PayPal,forward it to them at
spoof at paypal dot com. They will tell ya if it'* legit or not

It also helps them keep track of the crooks
I filed a case with paypal...talked to a guy on the phone, he said I will get my money back itll just take up to 10 business days :(
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:43 AM   #14
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That'* why, even though I do use it on occasion, I'm not a big fan of PayPal. Too many horror stories like this. The few times I do use it, it'* for personal transactions, and it almost 100% to members here.

Make sure you talk to your bank as well, just in case you have any overdraft issues.
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Whenever I have a transaction through paypal I usually transfer the money right to my bank account.

When I need to send money, I used my debit/credit card and never keep money in my paypal account. So far knock on wood, I havent hd any problems.

I hope everything works out for ya. It sux that your broke because of it
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Several of those are companies that sell items for online games. They would not have shipping addresses. However, you could get the police to possibly contact the company. Go through the process of tracing the what character in what game. Contact the game company, find out the I.P. and contact the ISP. Court order them to release the info of the person using that I.P. at the time. This would all have to be done by legal authorities for security reasons I'm sure. I would say it'* some punk *** little kid. If they get him, press charges to the fullest extent.
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Several of those are companies that sell items for online games. They would not have shipping addresses. However, you could get the police to possibly contact the company. Go through the process of tracing the what character in what game. Contact the game company, find out the I.P. and contact the ISP. Court order them to release the info of the person using that I.P. at the time. This would all have to be done by legal authorities for security reasons I'm sure. I would say it'* some punk A$$ little kid. If they get him, press charges to the fullest extent.
Yeah, since I'm in the e-commerce field, I can tell you that you will need a court order to ge that info unfortunately. Take the case to the authorities and see how much effort they're willing to put into it for you.
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Dang! That really sucks big ones!

I mostly use Paypal for payments to members here, but with some exceptions.
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One tip: NEVER, EVER USE A DEBIT CARD ONLINE!! CREDIT ONLY!!!
If someone gets your credit card number, the company can stop payment and deal with it. In fact, a credit card company is the one of the worst entities to f*ck with, legally. They'll pursue charges to the bitter end.
A bank can pursue things, but they're going to make you jump through hoops til the cows come home, and make you do most of the work yourself, and until it'* resolved, you don't get jack of your money back.
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Been through this man and it'* best to get your bank account back to a plus, because I was unable to get back the overdraft charges. Looks like a personal withdrawl or two would made on your account, hope it helps them catch the idiots.
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