AR15.Com Archives
 F%&@ - Fraudulent changes on my Am Ex from Paypal
armoredsaint  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 11:24:51 AM
What the fuck, I am pissed off, I have called Am Ex already and they canceled my current card number and will be sending me a new one overnight. Too bad I can not find out who this POS is

Here is the info:

Transaction Detail

Transaction Date: 05/24/2008
Transaction Description: PAYPAL *MAYAISNANDA 4029357733 CA
37719627 402935xxxxx

Charge: $389.94
Merchant Address: PAYPAL INC
2145 HAMILTON AVE

SAN JOSE CA 95125-5905
USA

Merchant Type: INTRNT P2P CNSMR PMT
Doing Business As: MARK PAYPAL
Paid Advertisement
--
poliscifan  [Member]
5/26/2008 11:42:11 AM
Did you reply to a email from"paypal" recently? If so than you got "fished".
armoredsaint  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 12:09:06 PM

Originally Posted By poliscifan:
Did you reply to a email from"paypal" recently? If so than you got "fished".


nope! i never reply to those kinds of email and i only use paypal rarely
armoredsaint  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 6:57:12 PM
BTW, there customer service is in New Delhi, India...no wonder I had to yell at her to understand what the fuck i needed done!!!
kybosshog420  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 7:01:08 PM
paypal got me for $1200 ,well someone hacked my account, paypal sent me an email saying your account got hacked, but still payed out $1200. Took a week to win my case and get the money back right? no takes up to 30 days to refund. 30 days to replace less than 3 hour to take ? ? ? I don't have a paypal account any more
armoredsaint  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 7:03:28 PM
well after the shit today, i logged on to paypal, changed my password and hint, plus deleted my credit card link. also i never had it linked to my checking or savings either...fuck that.
capnrob97  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 7:08:10 PM
I just paid for something I won on eBay, and within 5 minutes, I had 3 of those fraudulent emails claiming to be from paypal.

The crooks must scan eBay and send send out those emails to winning bidders when an auction ends.
JasonblkZ06  [Member]
5/26/2008 11:28:24 PM
I got a call last week from Discover fraud department asking about charges. I had 3, 1 from Sears, 1 from some date sight, and another one from some electronics store I never heard of. No one would tell me who it was including Sears who got my phone # somehow.
jbjarko  [Member]
5/26/2008 11:31:32 PM
Couple months back I had gotten a phone call from a collections agency saying my paypal account was negative something minute, like 60 bucks. I haven't used paypal in years. So I go online, and I was on a cruise when the transactions took place. Never made em, filed a claim and less than a few days later my account was back in good standing. Granted it was a relatively easy fix, I won't be using paypal again.
palmer  [Team Member]
5/26/2008 11:37:57 PM

Originally Posted By kybosshog420:
paypal got me for $1200 ,well someone hacked my account, paypal sent me an email saying your account got hacked, but still payed out $1200. Took a week to win my case and get the money back right? no takes up to 30 days to refund. 30 days to replace less than 3 hour to take ? ? ? I don't have a paypal account any more




Call yourself lucky, I've been waiting six months for my 400.00 to be returned. I know a few people who've got zip, after fraud charges through Paypal.
thexrayboy  [Member]
5/26/2008 11:39:46 PM
PayPal is de debil. They are blatantly anti 2A. Just read ther list of prohibited items. Why would anyone who is for the Second use them. I never have and never will and when I come across a vendor that requires me to pay via Paypal I cancel my order and email the vendor telling them they lost my business because they support an anti 2A business. I believe in putting my money where my beliefs are.
Half_Rack  [Member]
5/26/2008 11:55:21 PM
A couple years back a few unauthorized charges were placed on my account. Thankfully they didn't add up to more then 100 dollars. I was suprised that the issue was resolved, but I have yet to use paypal since then.
omega62  [Life Member]
5/26/2008 11:58:38 PM
Precisely why I shit-canned by Paypal account about a year ago. Their security sucks, and I figured it was only a matter of time before someone ripped me off too.

By the way, I think the source of their security problem is in house - i.e.. their employees are stealing the CC numbers.
LARRYG  [Team Member]
5/27/2008 12:03:56 AM
Another reason, along with them being anti-gun, that I have not and will not use PayPal or shop on E-Gay.
armoredsaint  [Team Member]
5/27/2008 12:06:07 AM

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Another reason, along with them being anti-gun, that I have not and will not use PayPal or shop on E-Gay.


i am starting to go that way myself, the last time i got fradulent charges was from paypal again, about 2 years ago...

and it only happened twice in my life, both from paypal. WTF.
jrzy  [Team Member]
5/27/2008 12:08:20 AM
I sold a gun to a verified LEO in Washington state.
I even called the PD to verify it was him.
This was back in January.
3 weeks ago pay pal (which he used to pay me) said the CC he used was stolen, said he didn't authorize the charges.
I called the FFL and he faxed over the 4473 with this cops signature on it.
I called the officer and he said it was a mistake and that he used his GF's credit card and she got pissed.
Pay pal put my account negative $845.00

I always keep a zero balance in my paypal account for just such an occasion.
I closed the bank account i had linked and it was my debit card visa from the bank I had up there too.

I closed that account 15 hours ahead of paypal trying to whack my account for the 845.
fuck them now.


A woman called me from pay pal and said I needed to pay the 845 because the CC was stolen.
I said here's the guys name who stole it, collect from him.
She said they will be bringing civil action against me , I said good, i'll subpoena every related case file of this nature you have.

It would cost them 100 K to fill that subpoena.
usptac  [Team Member]
5/27/2008 12:15:16 AM
You know, the last thing I used my account for was a FDT Campaign donation awhile back. I just closed it. There's no need for any more financial trouble than what I already have to deal with.
engineer2001  [Member]
5/27/2008 12:49:53 AM
Their theiving employees gave my credit card info to crooks early last year. Luckily, WaMu caught the charges ($3-4k online) before they hit my bill and got them stopped. It was a Paypal-branded Visa that I entered on Paypal and then locked in my filing cabinet. I had to fill out a fraud affadavit WaMu sent me, and the charges never made it past "pending" online.

The crooks had all of the card info (including CVV2 code from the back). I guess they could have gotten it by hacking Paypal, but I have been told that would be very difficult by a user here who used to work for them in info security. Dishonest employees seems more plausible. I still use Paypal, but I generate one-time use ShopSafe numbers and enter a new one for each payment. Anyone who gives them a checking account or real credit card number is asking to be robbed.

I changed my email address on eBay, and I started getting the phishing emails that I used to get at my old email account on my new email before I even won anything. You're not telling me that eBay/Paypal isn't regularly hacked or doesn't have dishonest employees.
hard-case  [Team Member]
5/27/2008 12:56:08 AM
Back in I think 1999 or 2000 I got hit. Logged in to paypal to make a payment, and noticed payouts in the amount of $103 and change that I never authorized from my checking account. Got nowhere with Paypal, so I called up the bank, and ended up freezing/closing the account and opening a new one. The one CC I had with Paypal was already expired so I just never touched the Paypal account every again. Fuck them.
Paid Advertisement
--