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Default Recovering funds sent to a scammer using friends/family option

Hi guys

I sent funds on advise on someone I knew who claimed it was for a platform that had potential to generate income in the future. The guy disappeared shortly after. Hindsight is 20/20 should never have done it.

Unfortunately it all turned out to be a scam. The funds were transferred through friends/family option in paypal with the source of funds being my credit card.

Any advice or experience would be appreciated on how to recover the funds. Thanks in advance!
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Have to do a chargeback with your credit card company.

Unless you call paypal and somehow get a sympathetic rep who will open a dispute.. there is no other way to get your money back.
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you can contact paypal and say it was an unauthorised transaction
or you can do a chargeback with your card
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Your only recourse is to file a dispute on the transaction through your credit card issuer. There is no purchase protection on friends & family payments, they're same as cash. No refunds.
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you can contact paypal and say it was an unauthorised transaction
Can't claim unauthorized use unless it really is because PayPal can review log in history and transaction activity, etc. The OP actually sent this money, so no go.

Chargeback is the only path.
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Can't claim unauthorized use unless it really is because PayPal can review log in history and transaction activity, etc. The OP actually sent this money, so no go.

Chargeback is the only path.
I have had a USA scammer on the forum chargeback a friends & family payment before. But it was because of what story to told to the paypal rep that he got them to open a dispute.
Usually you cannot open a case, but over the phone it is possible.
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In the charge back, is there a difference in the likelihood of the outcome if you say it was an unauthorised charge vs you bought something that wasn't delivered? My bank asks these questions when opening a charge back.

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I Dont think now you are able to get back the money
this happen to me in the start always avoid the FNF Payment it is totaly unsecure dear
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Usually impossible to get the refund, you would need to get lucky with a sympathetic rep.

At least the funds were from your CC and not paypal, your CC will always take your side.
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Can call paypal and say you were scammed / maybe you'll get a friendly rep

worse case scenario can file a chargeback with cc / but they might limit your paypal
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Can call paypal and say you were scammed / maybe you'll get a friendly rep

worse case scenario can file a chargeback with cc / but they might limit your paypal
Why would they limit it ? It's a buy only PayPal account though..Don't use for for any selling activities. In that case what would the limit mean ?
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Why would they limit it ? It's a buy only PayPal account though..Don't use for for any selling activities. In that case what would the limit mean ?
Cause your filing a chargeback outside of paypal, credit card companies charge merchants chargeback fees when they get chargebacks / so paypal wont be too happy about that / but that doesnt always mean your account gets limited, but theres a chance
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Cause your filing a chargeback outside of paypal, credit card companies charge merchants chargeback fees when they get chargebacks / so paypal wont be too happy about that / but that doesnt always mean your account gets limited, but theres a chance
Iam pretty sure PP passes on the charge to the account holder.
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they charge the person who receives the money for the $20 chargeback fee.
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If he is a good scammer, there is a high probability they won't be able to charge him anything
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