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 Post subject: Paypal scam question
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:24 pm 
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As a seller, what are the ways you can get scammed by receiving payment VIA paypal?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:36 pm 
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The scammer can switch out the product and claim its not as described to PayPal for one but there are many.

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Chipmunk1957 wrote:
The scammer can switch out the product and claim its not as described to PayPal for one but there are many.



Ok, what happens. Paypal takes the payment on a complaint?

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Yup...

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Take lots of photos of the product you're sending.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:10 pm 
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audiocat wrote:
Chipmunk1957 wrote:
The scammer can switch out the product and claim its not as described to PayPal for one but there are many.



Ok, what happens. Paypal takes the payment on a complaint?



I have done 15,000 transactions and that has never even been attempted by any buyer.PayPal is still the best we have.


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 Post subject: Re: Paypal scam question
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:28 pm 
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audiocat wrote:
As a seller, what are the ways you can get scammed by receiving payment VIA paypal?


Make sure you document the entire process. First step would be to create an invoice for the buyer via Paypal, add the pertinent details of the item(s) you are selling such a make, model, serial number, condition. You can also attach images to the invoice. If possible take photos of the item you are selling which clearly indicate the serial #, model, and of the packaging, which can also list the serial and other info. A photo of the item in the box with all the additional bits you are including (user guide, AC cord, interconnects, etc). These items can also be listed on the invoice.

Once you receive the funds and ship the item, you can update the invoice with tracking info.

If you are also tracking the parcel and have a signature required, you can download a confirmation of delivery and scan of signature and keep copies of all the shipping info, payment, etc.

Also update the buyer via email at every step and keep the entire email thread should you ever need it to refer it it as proof.

This should provide all the necessary documentation should something go wrong.

Hope this helps


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 Post subject: Re: Paypal scam question
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:50 pm 
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shawnwes wrote:
Take lots of photos of the product you're sending.


+1, at every step. send them to the buyer before you drop it into the ...mail. or which ever transport.

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