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    Is this transaction trustworthy?

    Hey guys I need some advice on dealing with real goods on PayPal. I'm helping my friend sell his beats headphone for $350. After I made a request for the money, PayPal withheld the payment, and sent a mail asking for verification that the item has been shipped, which I replied attaching the receipt and invoice of the shipping.

    Now here's where the problem starts. PayPal's email claims that it has made an error and sent $550 to my account, and therefore I should refund the balance. I'd gladly refund and accept another payment, except that the buyer's PayPal is limited and cannot receive funds. I have to send a payment of 220 dollars via Western Union.

    I'm having my doubts as whether PayPal will make such a fundamental mistake, and as I've learnt from here at clraik, money sent via WU is entirely non reversible.

    Hope that I cb receive some helpful feedback from anyone who had experience dealing with these stuff.

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    Contact PayPal help and have them verify, and if so have them return it from your account

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    Call them, and talk to a being. They don't make those kinds of mistakes, and that's really, really weird. They would also never have you send a payment outside of Paypal, they would reverse it and fix it. Just call Paypal.

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    Thanks for the swift responses guys, I'll try it

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    Confirmed with paypal, (Called them up and forwarded those emails to spoof@paypal.com) and they confirmed that they were not from paypal. Could've kicked myself for not realizing that. Thanks for the input guys, I've asked my friend to cancel shipping.

    I knew something's wrong when PayPal asks you to use WU. And PayPal isn't daft like TNT, they shouldn't be making simple mistakes, which they can't solve.

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