I was a VICTIM to FRAUD! I had signed up for a Paypal Debit Card, through my Paypal account. I chose NOT to have a back-up source, such as my bank account...boy, am I glad that I made that decision!

I was hit not once, not twice, but three times! They say the third time is the charm HA! Well, by the third time, I was a little peeved. The two transactions showed "pending" on Sunday evening...so first thing Monday, I called and had them cancel my debit card and they DID reverse the transactions, since they had not gone thru. Thank GOODNESS! Chris was the man that helped me and he was so understanding and sweet.

So, we thought it was all done, right? Wrong!! Another transaction went thru today for $59.90 and when I signed onto Paypal, there was a big window that popped up stating I owed paypal money. See the gentleman at paypal on Monday, told me to take all my money out of my paypal account....said that noone would be able to try to pull money out, especially since the card was canceled. I did, so we thought that would be it.

Some how paypal allowed the transaction today. They said an "oversight" on their part. I had to fill out a form and for now, they did refund my money back and it shows I do not owe them anything. We shall see how things turn out. We are not talking a small amout, we are talking a total of about 199 bucks. In this day and age, our family needs every dime we have (not trying to sell a sob story, just stating the facts) and I feel very VIOLATED and UPSET to say the least.

So these people or companies that tried to do this have wasted my time, ticked me off and has caused a lot of stress. Yes, for now it is okay......but being on the money subject hubby said he is tired of working two jobs and living pay check to pay check and that I should go out and get a job. Funny thing is....some gals that have gotten to know me, thought that the money I made was "Play Money". I told them we need the money I earn, to live. So, with that being said, I will get out of this pity-bag (I hope) that I am in and get to work!

I have a couple of swaps that are going out tomorrow and damn, KNOCK ON WOOD-----------> I am ON TIME *smirk* So, all in all....I guess it is about "THE ALMIGHTY BUCK" and sometime, somewhere, something has got to give! Don'tcha think?? Tomorrow will be better...that is what I keep telling myself. Toodles, ~Tonya


Valerie said...

I hate that happened to you. Paypal is suppose to be a safe place. I guess I should go and transfer what litte money I have in there to my bank. Thanks for sharing. By the way, I love your blog.

Phillane E'lee said...

Oh sweetie, I am so very sorry. This is terrible and good thing you did listen to that little voice. What a terrible day. I do hope and pray you get things straighted out. Ye,s you are right tomorrow will be a better day and things will look up for you soon.

Naija said...

im sorry for what happend to you..i know every money is needed we do also live tight..

Anonymous said...

Today is tomorrow, is it better yet? Hey, did you make that bling out of some German Glass glitter... LOL
I am sorry about your Paypal poopy that you had to go through!!! Scammers are so lame.... maybe they should try and make an honest living like the rest of us...What am I doing awake you ask? Who knows....LOL.... wink wink.... Hugs and Loves, MO

my little annies said...

Hi Tonya, it is sad what people will do! I don't check my pay pal everyday, but wiil start checking everyday now! My husband and I both work full time jobs and still live pay check to pay check and I also hope things get better fast!! I also have had my website for about 5 months and only sold a couple of things, I know money is tight for everyone but it is still frustrating!! I am going back and forth trying to decide if I should keep my site or give it up. all I have to say is to all the people out thier trying to take from others is that you SUCK!!! and so does the economy!!! we should all keep our chins up and move forward. And Tonya I absolutly love your dolls!! and hope to oun one someday!!

Denni said...

OMG!!! That is scary!!! My sister had some issues like that through ebay and paypal. She was buying her college books through ebay and someone in NY (we live in UT) was using their account. Paypal she said was good to work with but my heck people are nutts anymore aren't they?? I'm with you young families need every dime espeically with the cost of food and kids go through clothes like none other. I'm so glad it all worked out for you!!~~Congrats on your swaps. I love swapping :)

Heidi said...

What a bummer! It waste so much time too! What would you go back to work to do?

Colleen said...

so sorry to hear you are going thru this...they say when the economy gets bad then theft, break ins, fraud goes up up up. We have had our visa # swiped and used two times in the last 6 months...big hassle. Stay on it and good luck !!

p.s.LOVE your dollies

Deb's Country Crafts said...

OMG Tonya that is AWEFUL! I'm not quite sure what happened. Did someone act as if you bought something from them is that how they took $$$ out of your account? Do you have any suggestions for us to do so this won't happen to us? Very scary! I totally understand what you mean about this being your job that it isn't play money. I am a crafter full time too, this is my job to. I hope you don't have to go out an get a job away from home, you are so talented and I know this is your passion, creating. I enjoyed your pictures and blogs about redoing your craft room. I have been working on mine to we totally remodeled it. Check it out it is my dream craft room. I have to work on putting things away in there now. Any suggestions??? Take care and I hope that never happens to you again! Hugs!

Jenny said...

I had something similiar happen to me recently. A different scenario, but my bank took care of it.

I know what you mean. I do not want to get a REAL job either. I just pray that Dave is successful this year.

Hugs to you!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I'm so sorry this happened to you. I think you're handling it very well. I'm praying that it's all straightened out now and you'll have no more problems from the matter.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tonya,
Sorry to hear that this happened to you. I will be checking my PayPal account daily from now on. My hubby and I recently had our bank debit cards compromised by someone hacking into the bank's processing information. Luckily no one used our cards and they issued us new ones. It really is a scary feeling, but makes you angry all at the same time.
As always, I love all your creations. You do such awesome work.
hugs, Cindy