Unauthorised PayPal payment

  phil.smith 09:39 13 Aug 08
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I have a PayPal account and have just received an email from them telling me that I have made a payment to click here. I know for certain that I have not made this transaction.

I have put in a dispute form to PayPal and changed passowrds etc.

Has anyone else had this problem?
How have they managed to access my PayPal account?

Phil

  Pine Man 09:43 13 Aug 08

I have had similar problems and found the best way to cure them was to cancel my account completely.

  darrenrichie 10:11 13 Aug 08
  darrenrichie 10:17 13 Aug 08

also look at this thread:

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  Pepper9 10:21 13 Aug 08

The email from PayPal was addressed to me by name and not by a generic name. According to PayPal this is one way to check if it is a spoof email.

  Pepper9 20:44 13 Aug 08

Have checked and the transaction has been "completed". I have heard back from PayPal saying that my account has been suspended pending enquiries. I ahve changed passwords again and also the security questions.

  Pepper9 21:28 14 Aug 08

Just heard from PayPal that the company who took the money have refunded it fully.

Good result.

Thanks for all responses.

  Si_L 01:08 15 Aug 08

click here

I had the same problem a few days ago. For some reason it was refunded, but PayPal will reimburse you if it wasn't authorised.

Change passwords and secret questions/answers to both Paypal and Ebay (if you use Ebay) and send an Email to Paypal to explain, or ring them.

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