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Q: Protection from Ebay/Paypal Fraud ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Protection from Ebay/Paypal Fraud
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: wily6-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 29 Oct 2006 23:23 PST
Expires: 05 Nov 2006 15:26 PST
Question ID: 778354
For the past couple of months I have been trying to sell "World of
Warcraft 60 Day Pre-Paid Cards" via Ebay. I usually sell them for
about 30$ each, but occasionally  I get emails outside of Ebay
requesting me to sell to them directly. They pay me through Paypal,
and then I send them the code for the "World of Warcraft 60 Day
Pre-Paid Cards" via email. Occasionally, anywhere from a day to a
month later, I get an email from Paypal saying they are temporarily
holding the funds for: either not sending them the item, or I have
recieved illegitimate funds. Then, the process goes through and I'm
out $30. I usually email the person I sold it to asking what is going
on, and either A: they don't respond, or B: they say they are a victim
of identity theft and they have no idea what I'm talking about. The
"resolution center" "investigates" and when its done with the
"investigation" the funds are reversed. (I lose 30$ basically)

So my question, is there anyway I can protect myself from this? The
resolution center is no help...

Clarification of Question by wily6-ga on 29 Oct 2006 23:30 PST
This has also happened through Ebay...
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Protection from Ebay/Paypal Fraud
From: daniel2d-ga on 29 Oct 2006 23:28 PST
Don't go outside of E-bay.
Subject: Re: Protection from Ebay/Paypal Fraud
From: keystroke-ga on 30 Oct 2006 05:24 PST
Why would you sell them for the same price outside of Ebay?  That's
for their benefit (so they can rip you off), not yours.   Sell it on
Ebay and don't send the product til you have the money in hand.

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