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Dan

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Just a friendly reminder to NEVER send money for a license to a "Friend" or as a "gift".

Sellers may ask buyers to send money for a license as a friend in PayPal and other payment systems. This is to circumvent the fees that are applied. The problem is, when you send this money as a friend, you have absolutely no recourse. It cannot be disputed or refunded. It is hard enough to try and get your money back when you send it regularly why make things harder?

And, for the love of all things holy, please ask for license #'s and check that license # with the respective developers to determine the legitimacy of the license.

That concludes today's public service announcement.

 
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Kirk

Kirk

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Here's a screenshot of when you're sending payments via PayPal. The red rectangle is to help outline that the "I'm paying for goods and services" should be the selected option when sending payments to a seller. I hope this help you out folks.

Send Money   PayPal

 
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Liam W

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You should only send it as a friend if it's exactly that... The person is a friend (event then, friends can rip you off....)

If the seller isn't wanting to pay fees... Then can you really trust them?

Liam

 
SmokinBull

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Where do you report scammers/thieves?

 
Kirk

Kirk

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Where do you report scammers/thieves?
Underneath a user's post you should see some blue text that says report. If you have trouble finding it I will post a screenshot later showing how to report a user

 
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Neal-UK

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I'd be wary of taking Paypal payments these days for software. Paypal say how great they are at helping you sell digital goods but you are not covered under their Paypal Protection..

Bank transfer is probably the best way but then I suppose they could still dispute it later down the line.

 
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JohnBee

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I'd be wary of taking Paypal payments these days for software. Paypal say how great they are at helping you sell digital goods but you are not covered under their Paypal Protection.
That's no longer the case.

Paypal offers full buyer protection on both intangible and tangible goods now. Including though not limited to: services *such as hosting etc.

 
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JoelR

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Thanks for the reminder!

 
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Mike77

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Paypal is crap.

I sold one copy of a forum software where seller started a dispute after 40 days that he didn't received the copy.

I sent Paypal all screenshots of evidences like the conversations with vbulletin support and screenshot of my vbulletin account that the license doesn't exist anymore.I also told paypal the email adress of buyer to check his vbulletin account if that license isn't added to his account.

I emailed vbulletin support for proof that this account is now added to buyers email adress.

All i got from vbulletin was because of privacy shit they are not allowed to provide that data and best of all paypal favored his dispute even he provided no proof just a poor claim and i was the active one providing everything i had.

Paypal always asked for a delivery proof.These fuckers don't understood it was a digital good even i mentioned it 100 times.

So if you deal as seller with paypal be very carefull as its also easy as seller to get ripped off.

 
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