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Am I being suspicious for no reason?

(10 Posts)
wellcoveredsparerib Sun 03-Feb-13 00:56:23

I bought/won an item today and paid promptly by paypal. Checked in this evening and had 4 messages from seller asking that I cancel paypal payment and make money payment instead as they had misspelt something on paypal account.

I have emailed back saying I have cancelled as asked, but would prefer to pay by paypal.

I am cautious about paying in any other way than paypal, but not sure why. (Not very clued up on ebay I'm afraid) The amount in question is less than 20 quid, so if I was being scammed its hardly worth it.

So, should I just do as I have been asked or am I right to be wary?

wellcoveredsparerib Sun 03-Feb-13 00:57:22

whoops! Sorry for double post of thread.

Fanjango Sun 03-Feb-13 01:08:59

I would still not be happy, can they not correct the paypal acount so they can receive the payment that way? It may only be a small amount but I would not be happy.

wellcoveredsparerib Sun 03-Feb-13 01:12:07

That was my thought too Fanjango but I dont know what basis I have to worry iyswim

NatashaBee Sun 03-Feb-13 01:13:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

wellcoveredsparerib Sun 03-Feb-13 01:17:38

Thank you Natasha - I will stick to my guns!

fergoose Sun 03-Feb-13 08:33:48

if you click on the payment itself in paypal it is unclaimed? If so they are telling the truth and cannot access the money and never will be able to unless they add the wrong email address to their paypal account

you can cancel and send the money to the correct paypal address and still file a claim for not received if it doesn't arrive.

wellcoveredsparerib Sun 03-Feb-13 10:41:23

I've had this new message from seller "If you can send your email I can send you an invoice through PayPal with correct email."

Is there any risk to doing this?

(I now realise how clueless I am about how ebay papal etc work. I need to educate myself.)

fergoose Sun 03-Feb-13 10:58:53

no there is no risk - you need to cancel the first payment in paypal though

wellcoveredsparerib Sun 03-Feb-13 11:11:19

Thanks, I have cancelled.

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