Originally Posted by tennistomcat
I think someone mentioned it earlier somewhere else but can't you get left out in the cold with paypal too? If they withdraw all the money out immediately from their paypal account, you won't be able to get your money back if you paid them? is that correct? If so, using paypal gives you some degree of security but it isn't fool proof right?
Correctamundo, also never end a paypal claim until you get the goods back. It's a common technique for scammers to have you end the claim so they can supposedly use their paypal account to buy a shipping label (for example). The thing is, once you close a paypal claim you can't reopen it again. I've had friends that have been tricked this way...