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Accidentally paid wrong person on PayPal - can I get my money back?

(4 Posts)
HeyMacWey Thu 18-Aug-16 17:25:31

I'm such a tit - was riding and put instead in the email address.

Can I get my money back?

I've emailed the accidental recipient but will be relying on goodwill for them to return it. I paid under goods/Services so have buyer protection but don't think this covers 'buyer inputting wrong details'.

Does anyone know if my money is lost forever?

delilahbucket Sat 20-Aug-16 22:09:03

Ring PayPal. You may not have paid anyone at all if that email doesn't have an account attached to it. PayPal customer services are very good.

TheRealAdaLovelace Sat 20-Aug-16 22:12:24

cant you just cancel the payment? or has the money been claimed?

HeyMacWey Sun 21-Aug-16 09:17:07

No option to cancel the payment. However the accidental recipient has just refunded me. Phew.

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