Someone sent me $65 on PayPal

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Eddie, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!!

    Age:
    52
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Someone sent me $65 on PayPal ... but I don't know who he is.

    Did someone here send me PayPal by accident?

    Is this a possible scam?

    Should I return the funds?

    Should I contact the sender?
     
  2. miket1117

    miket1117 Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Kansas City
    weird. maybe someone is trying to help kick-start your fund for another Explorer? :)
     
  3. drewcp

    drewcp Dr. Squier

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    Ignore it for now.

    There are scams right now where people will send you money, ask for it back, but the original payment isn't valid and will bounce.

    Wait for someone to contact you, or call PayPal. Don't just send it back.
     
  4. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!!

    Age:
    52
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Looks like a possible scam attempt. No one has contacted me, but I have a feeling someone is going ask me to send them their money back because they sent it by accident.
     
  5. Shaytan

    Shaytan Squier-holic

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    Apr 10, 2018
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Go for a visit to your local pawn shop and send good vibes to the kind soul who financed that one GAS trip... ;)
     
  6. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

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    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    Hey Eddie,

    Check this out:
    https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-refuse-a-paypal-payment

    Not sure how current this info is, but seems to me that if you COULD refuse the payment that would be the best option. If it was sent in error then you'd have not taken advantage of that, and if it is a scam (most likely I think) then you would have defused it and not have to deal w any future BS about it.
     
  7. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!!

    Age:
    52
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Looks like it was sent as Friends/Family. So it's not considered a payment. The return money option is there, but I'm gonna hold off returning anything until I find out more about this. If he contacts me, then I'll know for sure. I don't want to return money to him and then get scammed. :(
     
  8. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
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  9. techowiz

    techowiz Squier-holic

    Aug 21, 2014
    new york
    Call PayPal Eddie.
     
  10. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector

    Age:
    59
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    Good things happen to good people. If nobody asks for it back, Use it for your explorer. A good incentive here.
     
  11. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-Axpert

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    You don't know the email address it came from? Paypal tells you the account / email......Or ...do you?
     
  12. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!!

    Age:
    52
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Ok, I contacted PayPal. Told them I don't know who this person is.

    They're putting through the refund. Nothing more on my end.

    Very strange.
     
  13. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-holic

    If this is legit, You Are buying beer this evening: sam-adams-black-lager-501_0.jpg
     
  14. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    Now there’s something you can chug:)
     
  15. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Nut

    961
    Dec 15, 2009
    USA
    Screw it, just buy some blow with it. :p

    j/k of course
     
  16. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-Axpert

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  17. mbroadus

    mbroadus Squier-Meister

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    Dec 31, 2012
    jax
    It was probably Powerstroke .........
     
  18. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-holic

    Oh well, Guinness is always good too.
    Or if you happen to be in this neck of the woods, Fort Garry Dark is also an excellent choice.
     
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  19. driver8

    driver8 Squier-Meister

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    Jun 19, 2020
    NY
    Give them my email address ;-)