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PayPal charged credit card I never gave them the number to

I tried to buy an item that I “won” and couldn’t understand why it kept going to PayPal when I didn’t sign up for it. I had a Paypal account 5 years ago and they still had my old debit card number on it. So when I checked things out, I noticed that the last four digits of the credit card on my PayPal account was not frommy debit card, but from a credit card I put away after paying it off completely. I had no intention of using that card except for emergencies. And then to my horror, I found out that the 3 purchases I made were credited to this credit card through PayPal and not to my debit card. So now I have to go down to the bank with my credit card and pay them the balance!!! I did not want a balance on that card so that my credit rating would be restored -and PayPal screwed that up! I did manage to make the present and fourth purchase on PayPal through my debit card –but I will never do business with Ebay again as soon as I “win” the last item and make the purchase. that will be the very last time I will deal with Ebay or PayPal ever. I will close both accounts so that I will not be another horror story. Now I have to deal with the scary thought that they had access to my credit card number without my telling them. Seems illegal to me…

Posted: February 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm


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  1. Michelle on

    They did this but with my bank account.I clearly checked off the “pay with credit card” option, but Paypal charged my bank account. I didn’t have the money in the account in the first place.

    I called Paypal,they said there must have been a payment error. I said no. Then I called the credit card, they said no. They even said I use Paypal all the time so there wouldn’t be an issue! I called Stubhub.. where I purchased from, they said there wasn’t an issue.

    So now I have to deal with the bank. Ugh. Stupid Paypal.