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Ebay Paypal Scam, Seller Beware!

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http://www.overlander.tv/ I recently tried selling my old laptop on ebay and was victim of a common scam buyers use to take advantage of paypal policy. Ebay/Paypal are the same company. In this video I want to discuss two common ebay/paypal scams: *Buyer requests that you post item to an address different from the one listed on the invoice. Paypal only recognise the address listed on the invoice, so if the buyer cancels payment after you have posted it, you have no protection. *Buyer claims they have not received the item. For big ticket items is is essential to have tracking id. This protects the seller from unscrupulous buyers who receive the item, but claim it never arrived. Personally, after my experience, I will never use either ebay or paypal for items over $100. I received no support from either company and ebay have even charged me fees for listing and sale of laptop, despite buyer canceling payment!
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Entrepreneur Ideas (16 days ago)
i have a different problem... so a guy bought my item and ebay says "awaiting payment" even tho the guy claims he has paid for it (and its a buy it now listing)
Silver Dimez (21 days ago)
ebay and paypal have come a long way ebays a bit better
Icy Rhythm (22 days ago)
I got scammed on PayPal for $230 and he sent it and it was on spam from my email I was so confused
Lianna C. (27 days ago)
I bought a gift card from EBay to buy a part for my sewing machine, I just found out that EBay won't take my gift Card unless I give them a PayPal Account or a credit card Number! This is crazy! I will not give them a credit card information or apply for a PayPal Account.... when I already spent money on a Gift Card. They are ripping people off with Gift Cards.... they take your Money with a Gift Card, but won't let you buy anything unless you give them more personal information... this is a Scam, Stealing. I Have used Gift Cards from EBay to do purchases and never had Issues, but this New policy they have is totally wrong, it is Stealing money from buyers.... and it also affecting the Sellers who are trying to sell their products online. I will never do business with EBay ever gain. DO NOT BUY GIFT CARDS FROM EBay!
Sudip Bartaula (1 month ago)
Thanks you save me....
No One (1 month ago)
Yeah they help thieves,they may started overzealous buyer protection because of seller scams,now those same people that were commiting seller scams have just switched to committing buyer scams,then have the audacity to just suggest that you just move on from it after they help someone steal your merchandise.
serlGlent (1 month ago)
I just want to say: PayPal = G a r b a g e I never use this garbage again!!!!!!!
Rabab Nj (1 month ago)
that middle fingure man hahaha , like F you scammer , F you paypal and Ebay for safety bullshit
Avellis100 (1 month ago)
Thanks mate!
M- Nice (1 month ago)
Why cant they read the correspondence???
Gabriel Gilbert (2 months ago)
My situation 2 years ago same like mirror same ! Indonesia it's a capital of eBay scammers
Tim Warren (2 months ago)
..not only that but they both like to make up bogus claims against you and shut you down.. while PayPal holds your $$ hostage for 180 days!! They are not for the sellers, both are scam artists!!
Ololade Akinola (2 months ago)
Exactly, some of thse buyers might even lie they received something else. Ebay is only protecting buyers. And i do not understand the necessary collaboration with paypal because paypal will stipp charge you money for transferring the money into your bank account
Barbara Epsaro (2 months ago)
I got scamed to ebay and PayPal is very bad and they won't help yoy if you do get scammed
Jim Bucko (2 months ago)
I get 2 federals incomes in my bank, pay pal and ebay ought to be out of business. 2 of the worst scams going.
Hey McFly (2 months ago)
This nearly happened to me as a seller
Rich Ramponi (3 months ago)
PayPal is not a safe PERIOD. The buyer and simply say they did not authorize the sale and you just lost your item.
Punky _Rockz (3 months ago)
You just saved my ass
Shareen Ghannam (4 months ago)
Yep it happened to me too. 1800 in cameras gone to the Philippines, they were brand new I paid for them and never got them back. Ugh!!!
Azn Mike (6 months ago)
As soon as you hear "indonesia".... its a scam
amine lahragui (6 months ago)
i hate paypal those motherfuckers are scammers they blocked me without any reason
TRANSPORT MAN (6 months ago)
A seller has no protection on ebay. I listed a pair of sneakers and very quickly got a buyer. The buyer made an offer for more than the buy it now price. WHY?? Why would anyone want to pay more than the buy it now? I reported it to ebay but they play dumb. So now my product is off the market for 48 hours until the buyer pays. Which is not going to happen.
Donna M. O'Connor (6 months ago)
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Tyson Schouten (7 months ago)
Business 101 Put God First Love your wife Do not accept paypal..
Von Allan (7 months ago)
Bill Asswhole (7 months ago)
S W (7 months ago)
I am NOT a fan of either Paypal or ebay but.... the warning here should be: read Paypal terms and condition especially what you need to do to be protected as seller. 2 basic requirements are: post to paypal verified address only and make sure you post by tracked service. Its simple and clear. Video creator here did not read clearly the info about "paypal" protection so no good to blame them now. Had he follow those two steps he would not be in trouble. I am still not fan of either but blaming them for our ignorance is not fair
Myesha Randolph (7 months ago)
Wowwww this is happening to me right now. This lady told me it’s a gift for someone. Hope I can cancel before anything happens.
Dougie Quick (7 months ago)
That sucks, On the other hand it also SUCKS if a seller wont accommodate a simple shipping address change that is handled THROUGH eBay messaging ....I just did that a couple days ago and seller was happy to help me out. The OBVIOUS solution is for EBAY to simply provide a change of ship address prior to it shipping...I believe Amazon accommodates on this as I recall. Having said that I stopped selling on Ebay after being burned badly as a seller
Matt (8 months ago)
Luckaly for me buyer who said lens ive sold was faulty (made a funny noise) returned same item to me. But i feel scamed by him bacouse Lens Ive sold was 100% working and I comfirmed it in professional Camers store. I had to pay return postage cost. He basicly just didnt liked it and made up story about disturbing noise that it makes ! It make a noise bacouse its a focus lens. Only thing I can do is report him to Paypal which i did and they will mark hes account ! You cant do much with Ebay itself as they favor buyers and scamers only ! I wont be selling anything else on Ebay !
RedGaming (8 months ago)
denamr1 (8 months ago)
Thank you so much for this video.
Adriano Lemos (8 months ago)
I have an example to you all and please advice what to do. I ordered a bass in a company by Ebay and after a while I had to refuse it as it was broken. The Ebay seller charged my money back after receive the bass HOWEVER it has been 3 months and PAYPAL didn't refund me yet...I have emailed them more than 50 times and always the same type of excuses, they have problems with refund, one day they will pay me ...but being honest I am pretty sure they are scamming me... Could you guys advice me who should I contact to report this issue...it's very painfull!!!
Xulu Popo (4 months ago)
You can contact the BBB(BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU)....Google it.
Kenny (9 months ago)
Thank you so much, i watched this video right before i left for the post office and i saved $540. The guy said that he wanted my item to be sent to soewhere in France but then he offered $120 more so that i would send it to africa for his “nephew” but he didnt change the addressmon the ebay order.
Drake Malprave (9 months ago)
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fahad king (10 months ago)
I have heard of this but never thought people would actually fall for it. Now I have seen this video I know I just have to find a seller with barley anything on his page and tell him the same bull shit story of changing the address and get myself some free stuff.
VINIT KUNDU (10 months ago)
This happened to me
War Against Myself (11 months ago)
Is it a bad idea to have the same email for paypal as your ebay?
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Sue Carter (1 year ago)
Its common sense you never change the address or send it to another person address not listed without proof.It was your fault for bad judgement.
Crime Zone (1 year ago)
Thank you for explaining this!
badboybarber1 (1 year ago)
badboybarber1 (1 year ago)
I’ve had a sale dispute on eBay, where the buyer damaged the screen of the iPad and tried to return it for a refund. EBAY ruled in my favour and said I won the case, so I never had to refund him. He then opened up a case on PAYPAL. PAYPAL then fully refunded him. Even though I told them eBay ruled in my favour and I never had to refund him. I WAS TOLD WE NO LONGER THE SAME COMPANY and eBay no longer have any say in PAYPAL disputes. SO NOW AS A SELLER YOU HAVE TO WIN TWO DISPUTES WITH TWO DIFFERENT COMPANIES ABOUT ONE TRANSACTION. As a seller you can argue from now till the end of time. IT WILL ALWAYS END IN THE BUYERS FAVOUR WHETHER THEY ARE RIGHT OR WRONG. THATS WHY FRAUD IS SO EASY WITH COMPANIES LIKE EBAY AND PAYPAL.
mohsin mushtaq (1 year ago)
Lucky you that was just a laptop bro i have lost my $27000 like that there was a buyer in china wanted to ship items at his friend address and after few moths he open case on all his payments Paypal and got all his money back and there was no help on paypal they said thats your mistake i was like what the hell............................
Mr.L.A. (1 year ago)
it's 100% safe.....all you have to do is once the buyer pays you ship it only to the address that they have on their paypal end of story
Kimberly Bars (1 year ago)
So if you don't use PayPal or eBay for shipping Big Ticket items what do you use what platform do we use
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SG-LEGEND (1 year ago)
Its not a scam u lying fool...noone would be as stupid as u to send big ticket items without tracking lol...its buyers who can scam u
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Ur just dumb enough to fall for it... no offense but you look at this stuff before you do it, there safe, if you do it right...
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popitn2nd (1 year ago)
The protection you only have as a Seller...is to send the item to a Confirmed address and keep a tracking number. Paypal will not take the funds from your account if the buyer ever dispute their purchase. But now these scammers are more sneaky. They’ll use a confirmed address for a shipping company where all their fraudulent purchased is shipped to and send them to indonesia. And all these items that are being shipped to this place were paid with fraudulent payment..
Bill Jewell (1 year ago)
Hi. Peops. Ebay has ALWAYS been great with my Wife and I. However, if you pay with a Credit Card they will sort it for you. We have had NO problems with PayPal. You all take care out there.
Christina Arcand (1 year ago)
Bill Jewell i actually am having a problem. i paid for an item with a credit card. money left my account. but seller is refusing to send the item saying they never got paid. It looks like the money might have gone to the wrong seller account...
tipperaryhurling (1 year ago)
sick to the teeth of e bay !! ..between being double charged on items for shipping & pitney bowes , the public are starting to realize that ebay are just a big hungry multinational that doesnt care about any one..try emailing and u get more bullshit !!
Miurly Store (1 year ago)
Thank you
birdandthe (1 year ago)
another scam in UK buyers see expensive items post only, they message seller saying they will pay by paypal and can they collect, they collect then say they have never received item there was no one at home !!! even if you get cctv of them colleting item it is not good enough evidence !!!, to sum up, ebay arses, paypal arses. the law an arse.
birdandthe (1 year ago)
And try reporting it to ebay !! without an item you cannot report buyer who has tried this but you did not sell to them because you were suspicous. ebay is run by arseholes.
St George (1 year ago)
Don't send high value products in the post. Sorry this happened to you buddy
AUSTIG M (1 year ago)
thanks, veryhelpfull
The Plain Truth (1 year ago)
wow, that's a good heads up thank YOU!
Brandon Dennis (1 year ago)
The buyer is the one more likely to get fucked
Ian Mangham (1 year ago)
Thanks for the heads up man
Ian Mangham (1 year ago)
There's some rotten bastards on this planet mate, you take it easy Bro and Happy Christmas
Garfit Gar (1 year ago)
They owe me $300 dollars
Janeane Joaquim (1 year ago)
You are so right I just got scammed as well on eBay I got fake emails I thought was from paypal but was from the scammer. You’re lucky you was able to stop your laptop from being shipped my iPhone had already been shipped and delivered before I realized something was wrong and eBay informed me that the buyer account had been hacked.
hgh (1 year ago)
A piece of advise, I ve' been dealing with ebay for a long time. Always ship to the same address of the buyer and make sure you copy it correctly. Secondly, always ship with a tracking no. even if ite costs the buyer a bit higher. Always check the package through the tracking no. once it's delivered, inform Pay Pal to release the money earlier. If the buyer is asking something not logical or suspicious, inform ebay about him and they will keep an eye on him.
hgh (1 year ago)
But it's your mistake...you ship only to address mentioned in ebay....if you changed it on your own, it's like you are shipping it another person...the Law doesn't protect the fools...sorry to say that!
Captain Obvious (1 year ago)
Just call your bank and ask them to resolve it for you. I don't see why you're making it into such a big drama.
aaardvarkkk (1 year ago)
I am in a fire evacuation situation here in Sonoma County, CA and ebay forced paypal to hold $4400 worth of payments from me. I have been an ebay member since 1999 and have never neglected to ship an item, yet ebay and paypal both claim they are holding my funds for security reasons in case I don't ship the items. They say they won't release the funds for 21 days. I may not have a place to live in 2 days. They know this. I told them it is an emergency. Regardless, after 1 hour and 14 minutes on the phone, they refused to release my own funds to me.
MToThe7 (1 year ago)
Holy shit mate you saved me. This man wanted me to send my laptop to Zimbabwe. Thanks for saving me almost 200$ for shipping
Ron Cooke (1 year ago)
Very good and like it straight to the point good video
NemesisGamingYT (1 year ago)
Ok people I need massive help I sold a PS4 pro on eBay for 500 plus shipping with alot included it was sold on the 27th paid by the 28th showed as pending in PayPal like always and ebay said to ship the item so I did still have not yet received my money still pending never had this problem before but the kicker is PayPal told me they paid bye e-check in Germany apparently but had me deliver the item to Miami Florida which I did both PayPal and eBay say I should have had my money bye now and that I was most likely scammed and both companies claim there's nothing I can do at all other than file a police report which will be useless I Know from experience what should I do please help me the person also deleted there eBay account and for some reason I can't file a claim on eBay against him where's the fucking seller proctection that money was going to help me pay bills I'm infuriated
faisal nur (1 year ago)
What if you ignore the alternative address and send it to PayPal verified address?
Suhail Sabharwal (1 year ago)
Thanks for this video, I was just about to get scammed in the same way as you described but i got saved after watching this video. Thank you so much!
Edge Celdran (1 year ago)
I dont get the tracking number 😞 not sent
JODIMAR45 (1 year ago)
Bryant Andrew Golez (1 year ago)
Oh God this is happening to me right now. I am expected to post the item today. What do I do? Can I cancel their purchase?
Ratcat17 (2 years ago)
thumbs up straight away because you are OI! Aussie!
Harry2561 Owen (2 years ago)
Thanks for taking the time for this video.I know that any of the questions when your choice is there limited list of possible right answers or even worse yes or no only crap its time call instead of going down that dead end street ?
Gõrkhãłì Kàñxà (2 years ago)
Which money we should give any country currency reply me fast
Flower Base (2 years ago)
Is it only not safe for sellers?
Ninja Squirrel (1 year ago)
Flower Base only safe for BUYERS
YaYa (2 years ago)
I have a buyer right now who has a billing address in Paris and a mailing address in Massachusetts with a P.O. Box. Should I be skeptical? Is this setting off any alarms for you? This will be my first time using PayPal for selling and I can't afford to get scammed. Thank you!.
dontzenyourselfout (2 years ago)
...well said, my friend. And thanks...
Cam 816 (2 years ago)
Someone is trying too do exact same thing to me right now..what do I do? I haven't sent the item yet
JoAvila (2 years ago)
Thank yo for taking the time to record this video and share your experience . Im sure lost of people benefited from your video. Thank you!
mightybuffoon (2 years ago)
Why you giving us the middle finger at 2:30? We did nothing to you... ;-)
Yeah I noticed that too. I don’t think he realises he was doing it 😂
Elektra S (10 months ago)
😂😂😂😂I noticed it too
djpaul146 (2 years ago)
mightybuffoon lol
JoAvila (2 years ago)
Hahaha! I noticed that too. I have noticed that people from India also point with their middle finger and it is normal for them. For me is like getting the finger haha!
Your Mom (2 years ago)
fucking thieves man
Tom Gruchy (2 years ago)
here's another, buyer will contact you to pay for a purchase by depositing money in your the sellers paypal account, if you don't have one they will tell you how simple it is to set up, they say the money is sent, it shows up in your paypay account and you ship the item, here's the issue, paypay does not release the money to you for 30 day's, you item is sent, in 30 day's your are advised that the buyer did not send the money to start with, be careful, don't ship anything with a paypal payment unless you are 100% plus sure you have your money in hand, THIS HAS NOTHING TO D WITH EBAY, all the best , Tom
thomas stringer (2 years ago)
good man, thanks for taking the time to issue a warning.
That Dude (2 years ago)
having trouble with a buyer if no money goes it to my pay pal account and i cancel the item and the buyer don;t respond within the ten day no money was placed into my account and i check my pay pal and no money has gone though i thinks he trying to scam me.
Face Off (2 years ago)
Good tips
Charlie Lyon (2 years ago)
Please someone help me ! This already happened to me and I have lost £320 to paypal after shipping to a different address requested by the buyer, who then disputed it and won ! They also kept the iphone. What should I do!? Someone please please help me
Tri Nham (2 years ago)
Well Charlie, I think that you had been scam and there is nothing that could get your iphone back because scamming is what they are good at. They usually pick new sellers with few ratings to scam and best to avoid it is doing trade offcially on eBay. As long that you have a conversation with them on eBay and payment made through eBay via Paypal, you will be fine. I know eBay charge final fee value but considering that it is your insurance on Ebay. If someone contact you to text them with some creative reason and they offer you less money because they want to avoid that fees, tell them that, 1 I do not do business outside ebay and 2 its your problems not mine. This is what Ive learned and kept me safe on eBay. Hope this would help
Taunt Mocha (2 years ago)
Dont now sry i feel bad for u i want to buy a jtaged xbox 360 with account and controller after my conformasjon but now im a bit scared
This helped me so much thank you
Lusine Muradyan (2 years ago)
Hello my name is Lusine and i was on youtube trying to figure out when to ship an item because the payment was pending on paypal and the buyers telling me that i need to put in the shipping information and paypal will post the money and when in the video you mentioned that the buyer was buying it with an address then saying it actually needs to go somewhere els a light bulb went on because my buyer told me something like that to she said that she was buying it but she will pay me $150 more to ship it international to her nephew and i feel like I'm getting scammed its my first time ever selling something on eBay if you could message me back it will be great i just don't know what to do.
saul garcia (1 year ago)
Lusine Muradyan you definitely would have been scammed. Only ship to a confirmed address. I always include tracking and signature confirmation. It helps prove that the buyer did receive the item. I also record myself packaging the item to prove I sent it in the condition I listed it as. Also check to see the buyers rating and how many recent purchases they have. I stay away from accounts that have no history of purchases. Just a few tips to help out.
Lusine Muradyan (2 years ago)
yeah I didn't go through with it I was scared to get scammed
Super Saiyan Bro (2 years ago)
Lusine Muradyan don't do it that's how they scam you
Ventshe’ (2 years ago)
My phone ugh....Their* Always have it ship to the ebay adress hope this help :)
Ventshe’ (2 years ago)
Lusine Muradyan This my first time selling to and lm going tell you somthing....ITS. a nigeria scam.They will always tell you to ship it to another address.Do not do it because The can cancel the transaction while your item being transfer to there destination.hate scammers like.... shit.
Mar Du (2 years ago)
Had the exact same thing happen with a laptop. Was the buyer name joeldanielbrown?
weeweelegs (2 years ago)
thanks mate, good information
5argeTech /\ (3 years ago)
Sounds like just what youtube did, by disabling the thumbs down feature. piss poor.

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