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Old 27 September 2013, 04:23   #1
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Paypal can someone explain

I've got a nagging doutd, I've just sold a radio on PayPal, the guy ask questions and seems genuine, he's paid by PayPal and as he works in the states can I send it to his brother, his brother has a different surname, right the question, as he's paid by PayPal and if its a scam can they claw back the money once I have it in my account, I stand to lose the radio and money at that rate, I still have the radio at the moment
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Hi Biffer

My understanding is that you need to ensure its sent to their registered and confirmed PayPal address. That way your covered. However if it's not sent recorded delivery then they still have a bloody loophole they can abuse. Trouble is to send stuff overseas recorded is an absolute fortune. I've managed to find this explanation on sending overseas etc http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/Beware-of-...1380265/g.html
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Found it.

https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mp...y-and-security

It's under the seller protection bit.

Hope that helps
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PayPal can freeze your account or take money from it pretty much as they please. I use them because it's generally a brilliant service, and very convenient. I don't trust them though, and have no faith in them resolving a dispute sensibly.

If you send the radio anywhere than the registered Paypal address then you are open to being ripped off. If it is an eBay sale and you have a message via the eBay contact system with the details of where he wants it sent, that might give you some protection (but I wouldn't like to rely on it).

What's your gut feeling? Does the guy sound genuine? Is it eBay or did he find you somewhere else? Can his brother pay you from his own account which is linked to the delivery address? Can you afford to take the hit if it goes wrong?
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To be clear. He's paid but it's being delivered to someone else's address here in uk. It's been paid for and I can send it recorded. Where can I come unstuck
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To be clear. He's paid but it's being delivered to someone else's address here in uk. It's been paid for and I can send it recorded. Where can I come unstuck
He can say that his paypal account was hacked or used illegitimately & he has no knowledge of the transaction or the addressee. It's not his address & he could deny receiving the goods. It sounds fishy to me. Tell him you'll hang on to it until he gets back from the states & will only send it to the registered paypal address.
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To be clear. He's paid but it's being delivered to someone else's address here in uk. It's been paid for and I can send it recorded. Where can I come unstuck
If he has paid and the delivery address is shown on your paypal details then I can't see a problem.

If this is not the case then I would be wary.
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Paypal tend to side with the buyer. There will be a 'registered' address (or verified address) on the paypal account, which if you don't send to you loose all YOUR protection as the others are saying.

There are various scams, but imagine if he has hacked / stolen someone's account or card details. He (or someone acting with him) will receive the radio and then Paypal will discover the stolen account/card and claim back from you.

If he is legit, he should be able to change the verified address I think (although it might be a problem to do internationally).
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Whenever I'm asked me to send to a different address I get them to put the alternative address in the note box when they make the payment.
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Paypal tend to side with the buyer. There will be a 'registered' address (or verified address) on the paypal account, which if you don't send to you loose all YOUR protection as the others are saying.

There are various scams, but imagine if he has hacked / stolen someone's account or card details. He (or someone acting with him) will receive the radio and then Paypal will discover the stolen account/card and claim back from you.

If he is legit, he should be able to change the verified address I think (although it might be a problem to do internationally).
I've emailed him on a proper email address and have ask him to confirm that he wants me to send the radio he's paid for to his brothers address, I pointed out the I need to be careful as its not his registered pal pay address and his brother has a different surname so please confirm this is correct, lets seen what the response will be
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