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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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what to beware of in paypal?

hey all, i was looking to buy some paypal funds from a local guy

i applied for a debit card but found out bank transactions require 4-6 days to go through.
the auction im paying for ends in 3 days!

so i'll have to buy funds
is there anything i should look out for scam-wise?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 11:17 PM
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Re: what to beware of in paypal?

I have never ever heard of 'buying funds'. Just tell the seller that you have already transferred the funds (assuming you do it now) and it might be a day or two before it hits (by the time the auction ends), that's all there is to it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: what to beware of in paypal?

i should've been clearer

im buying from a local guy, to pay the seller who's in the states
if i buy from Mr local, i'll save on bank charges as well
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Re: what to beware of in paypal?

i would never use paypal. i did, and never will again! too long of a story, but i got burned and paypal backed the con artist from evilbay. i have proof, but they don't care, they see his side. i will never use them again. my story is not the only one.
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