• Report: #172697

Complaint Review: PayPal

  • Submitted: Sat, January 21, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, February 10, 2006

  • Reported By:Glyndon Minnesota
PayPal
Omaha, Nebraska U.S.A.

PayPal ripoff Omaha Nebraska

*Consumer Comment: The answer to your question was posted......

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My best friend sent me $250.00 US dollars December 16th, 2005 for Christmas. January 20th, 2006, WELL OVER a month since the money was sent, PayPal placed a temporary hold on that payment, which put me almost $200 dollars in the negative, ATE the money I had in the account, AND CHARGED ME $7.55 TO DO THIS! WHAT IN THE HADES IS GOING ON? My Paypal account is a business account so I'm rather at a deadlock. They told me there was fraudulent adding of funds, they told her that "I" filed a complaint, which is positively BS. Now they are saying I either have to put the money back to make my account normal again or she has to RESEND that money. I was told by PayPal themselves that what we are doing is NOT an instant transfer at all but an electronic request for money, as soon as they get the approval, they forward THEIR money and then go to collect from the original sender. Ok so IF that is the case then the original receiver has already GOTTEN their money. WHY would they take the money back from them AND go after the original sender for it as well? It seems to me that Paypal is stashing money to keep it going, just my opinion, but she's already sent that money, they ALREADY completed that transaction, so the money was given to them. WHY did they take my money away from me? Quite frankly I had nothing to do with it after that transaction completed on my end, I realize $200 dollars might seem like pocket change to some but it isn't to me.

This is the second time they have done this to her, she straightened it out once and they are doing it again to the tune of $1200.00 and that definately isn't pocket change. She's already sent this money once now they are telling her she has to fix the account and send them again. Bank transactions take (at tops) 4 days. Hence their transfer time from bank to PP and PP to bank. What I would like feedback on is this, how can they go after my best friend for yet another $250.00, PLUS take it away from me? Seems to me they are doubling up.

Allyson
Glyndon, Minnesota
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/21/2006 04:16 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/PayPal/Omaha-Nebraska/PayPal-ripoff-Omaha-Nebraska-172697. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

The answer to your question was posted......

AUTHOR: Greg - (U.S.A.)

Your friend posted a rip-off report about her activity that led to the funds being taken.

She claims she was selling X-Box's from her apartment, and collecting via PayPal. But when one sold, instead of going to UPS or Fedex, she went to the 'ebay drop off' site, so they would ship them.

The buyers never received the machines, so Ebay refunded their money. Your friend said she went to see what the problem was, but the 'Ebay drop off' was gone.

As Ebay has no drop sites, your friend either was scammed, or was trying to scam others. Ebay and Paypal took monies tracible to your friend and used it to refund buyers.

As Paypal is primarily for auction and online purchase purposes, I would suggest next time she not use Paypal to send a gift. A check or money order is more appropriate for personal gifts.
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