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    Hi I need to transfer £40 to someone over paypal, it's for a friend of a friend, problem is I don't know this guy I'm just doing it for my friend, is there anyway he can rip me off once he's got my details off paypal?

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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Hi I need to transfer £40 to someone over paypal, it's for a friend of a friend, problem is I don't know this guy I'm just doing it for my friend, is there anyway he can rip me off once he's got my details off paypal?

    Thanks.
    Almost certainly not - huge numbers of people use PayPal regularly without any problems.
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    Unlikely, but if you are worried then don't do it.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Hi I need to transfer £40 to someone over paypal, it's for a friend of a friend, problem is I don't know this guy I'm just doing it for my friend, is there anyway he can rip me off once he's got my details off paypal?

    Thanks.
    no - the only details he will get will be your name and the email address that you use with paypal.
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    Ok I feel a bit better now, thanks guys
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    Use me as a middleman.
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    Short answer: No.

    That's the point of PayPal - people you send money to do not get any personal details of yours besides your name and email address. This makes it safer than, say paying by credit card where once your number is disclosed, they can go on a spending spree which you'll have to clean up.
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Short answer: No.

    That's the point of PayPal - people you send money to do not get any personal details of yours besides your name and email address. This makes it safer than, say paying by credit card where once your number is disclosed, they can go on a spending spree which you'll have to clean up.
    Oh ok, that's awesome. Thanks for explaining.

    Is paypal safer than a bank transfer then?
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Oh ok, that's awesome. Thanks for explaining.

    Is paypal safer than a bank transfer then?
    Yes and no.

    For the purpose of a one-off, £40 payment - PayPal is much safer and easier.

    There are other transactions, particular continuous payments and subscriptions to recognised companies, where bank transfers would be safer due to the protection the bank offers, which PayPal cannot (remember, PayPal is not legally a bank). However, that requires you to go in store and complete the transfer properly so for a one-off payment, use PayPal confidently. :yes:

    If you have any other PayPal related queries, feel free to ask and I can guide you through.
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Yes and no.

    For the purpose of a one-off, £40 payment - PayPal is much safer and easier.

    There are other transactions, particular continuous payments and subscriptions to recognised companies, where bank transfers would be safer due to the protection the bank offers, which PayPal cannot (remember, PayPal is not legally a bank). However, that requires you to go in store and complete the transfer properly so for a one-off payment, use PayPal confidently. :yes:

    If you have any other PayPal related queries, feel free to ask and I can guide you through.
    Ok I see. Thanks!

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    (Original post by Jooeee)
    Use me as a middleman.
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    But yes, there aren't too many issues with PayPal, except that if you send £30 it's likely that £30 won't be received after fees.
 
 
 
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