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Paypal Ripoff

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KM4BDH, Aug 28, 2019.

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  1. KM4BDH

    KM4BDH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Be aware of pay-pal payment as every time i use pay-pal a day or so later i get an additional charge of 900.00 to 1,000.00 fraudulently. luckily this time i used my Discover Card and the fraud protection stopped the transaction.
    I used the card to purchase a "nonworking 2M radio" and 3 days later i get a charge to Airbnb for 946.xx.

    Always use a credit card with pay-pal, as i believe someone in their system is defrauding the public. I dont believe the seller was responsible for this charge.
     
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  2. KS4W

    KS4W Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Every time? How many times has this happened? Have you complained to PayPal about this?
     
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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Sounds to me like your computer has been infected with some sort of worm.

    NEVER heard of that happening - I've used Paypal thousands of times, since it very first began. Never once had anything approaching this.

    My advice: do a really deep scan with really good anti-virus/trojan/worm detection and elimination.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  4. W4KJG

    W4KJG Subscriber QRZ Page

    I guess I'm going to give up on eBay and PayPal. I ordered a batch of five 50 ohm 150 watt RF resistors last night. The total was about $8. I planned to pay for them from about $25 in my PayPal wallet from a sale of some ham STUFF several months ago.

    As far as I can tell, my only option to use the money in my PayPal Wallet account was to sign up for a PayPal Visa card. My PayPal wallet funds would then be transferred to this new Visa card.

    I didn't sign up for the new PayPal Visa card. I paid via the credit card on file with my PayPal account. I plan to abandon my PayPal account after I receive my resistors.

    I'm just not sure how I close it out. It has my bank checking account number and one of my credit card numbers.
     
  5. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Did you by any chance, Get a email that said "Help us make your paypal account more secure" ? Or something like that.

    The email looks legit like it is from Paypal, But it is to get your account information.

    Beware of that scam. It is not just for Paypal, It could be for your bank information also.

    I get scams like that from (Fake) banks that I have no account at.
     
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  6. WB4IVF

    WB4IVF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree that it is unlikely that someone within PP has compromised your account. Much more likely that your computer has been infected or that you gave out information in response to bogus emails, etc. In addition to the good advice above, make sure your computer is, and stays, up-to-date with security patches, and change your PP password making sure it's very strong.
     
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  7. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have $2.5 million waiting for me in Nigeria.:)
     
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  8. WB4IVF

    WB4IVF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Me too, wow isn't that a coincidence?
     
  9. KC2XU

    KC2XU Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Best report it... only online problem I’ve had so far was someone inside at Groupon was hitting up accounts randomly. She put 950$ travel on my card. Reported to both Groupon and my bank, got a neat thank you/apology letter from them as the caught her. I got my 950 back.
     
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  10. N9CM

    N9CM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Along with a good case of Aids....hope you never go there Steve-O.
     

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