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Was scammed by a woman on Facebook for tickets
Sent the Money through friends and family (stupidly)
PayPal tried to take the direct debit from my account today and then I got a returned DIrect debit on my account.
Iíd 100% rather not have this woman getting my money, is there anything I can do to keep my money???
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Default Re: Been scammed on paypal

Have you tried calling Paypal?
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Have you tried calling Paypal?
About the scam or about the returned DD?
Phoned them about the scammer and they said thereís nothing they can do
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Did you call FB?
Does FB care?
you sent F&F,nothing Paypal can do for you,it is considered a gift
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Did you call FB?
Does FB care?
you sent F&F,nothing Paypal can do for you,it is considered a gift
I havenít got in contact with Facebook, the person has now blocked me and I donít have their url. Should I do that? Iíve been told to contact my bank as they can apparently reach out to the other persons bank
Iíve taken all my money out my account, surely I can plead my case to PayPal when they come looking for the money?
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Default Re: Been scammed on paypal

Nothing PayPal will do for you. You trued to scam PayPal out of their fees by using friends and family and now you got scammed.
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Only FB can help you,may be.
You will have a negative balance in your Paypal account and it will ask you to transfer some money in to bring it neutral
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Go to your police or Citizens Advice and complete an Affidavit of Fraud statement and submit it to PayPal. I'm sure the UK has at least similar laws to the USA where you will not be held liable for these types of transactions. A F&F IS reversible, but you will need to force their hand to get them to do it.
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Default Re: Been scammed on paypal

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Was scammed by a woman on Facebook for tickets
Sent the Money through friends and family (stupidly)
PayPal tried to take the direct debit from my account today and then I got a returned DIrect debit on my account.
Iíd 100% rather not have this woman getting my money, is there anything I can do to keep my money???

That's really tough.
Contact Paypal and report the person to FB.

I guess start there. F&F is just never a good idea to use.
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Only FB can help you,may be.
You will have a negative balance in your Paypal account and it will ask you to transfer some money in to bring it neutral
fb cant help lol,
now no one can help,
he just seen women and traped.i m sure real fb user are male but he used female name to trap him
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Go to your police or Citizens Advice and complete an Affidavit of Fraud statement and submit it to PayPal. I'm sure the UK has at least similar laws to the USA where you will not be held liable for these types of transactions. A F&F IS reversible, but you will need to force their hand to get them to do it.
yes its last way.otherwie i am so sorry for friend
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Default Re: Been scammed on paypal

Welcome to the forum - all the best as you master stealth

Sad to hear about your situation but you have been given advice on the thread
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fb cant help lol,
now no one can help,
he just seen women and traped.i m sure real fb user are male but he used female name to trap him
This kind of scams are common on Craigslist ,I think OP is 'she '.
chalk it up to lesson learned.
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Default Re: Been scammed on paypal

You need to do a chargeback through your bank for "unathorized" it's the only way.
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