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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 04:11 PM
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Paypal just called and said it willl all be resolved and my money restored within 10 business days. I could not be much happier with how their customer service has handled all of this. Well, other than it never having happened!
Glad to hear! They must like you Last time I had a dispute (albeit 6 years ago), it took them 45 days to resolve a dispute over 12 dollars, lol.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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This isn't a dispute so much as theft, lol. They are required by law to resolve this particular type of hting within ten business days, at least their investigation. Who knows, might take longer than that to get my actual money back.
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A large portion of the funds taken from my account sunday are already back.

This one was "my" fault though. I dropped the card in the parking lot and didn't realize it.
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I'm glad both of your situations have been resolved! Scares me though.
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i will consider it resolved when I have my money back! Until then, I am cautiously optimistic, thanks franny!
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This isn't a dispute so much as theft, lol.
Lol. Good point.

Hopefully they get you squared away ASAP. Thanks in advance for the cardinals and shrimp
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Did they find out who did it? LOL Attaching your bank account to withdraw the money is the dumbest thing I have heard a thief do, to be honest.


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Though it doesn't seem to be the case here, I have had several phishing emails in the past few months telling me that basically my PayPal account had been hacked, with a nice little link to "check" on it. Be wary!
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Did they find out who did it? LOL Attaching your bank account to withdraw the money is the dumbest thing I have heard a thief do, to be honest.
It was actually sort of smart, because he had my password and removed the notifications so I did not get any email. He didn't transfer it into a personal account, but an account overseas where supposedly they leave it for a week, then when deemed "safe", they transfer to another account,w ait then officially withdraw the money.

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Though it doesn't seem to be the case here, I have had several phishing emails in the past few months telling me that basically my PayPal account had been hacked, with a nice little link to "check" on it. Be wary!
Yea, I didn't get any emails or anything. I am not sure why this happened. I ahd recently upgraded to a formal business account and am not sure if that is why I was targeted, or if it was just because I was lax in regularly changing passwords. I have been using this account for buying and selling things for about 10 years.


Regardless, paypal has been great so far. I just want my money back! I want to make an import order!! I am chomping at the bit!
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You can get software that changes your passwords everytime you use your account, would you have paid 39.95 to have your money back in 10 seconds, that's just how I look at it. I hope for your satifaction they catch the thief,, I can't stand thieves and liars!
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You can get software that changes your passwords everytime you use your account, would you have paid 39.95 to have your money back in 10 seconds, that's just how I look at it. I hope for your satifaction they catch the thief,, I can't stand thieves and liars!
How bout 29.95?
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?&...ityKey-outside

I use this now.

When I got it, it was free.
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