PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC. – CFPB Complaint 2017-06-23

Date Received: 2017-06-23

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: Written notification about debt

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: My husband and I have had an XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX for 9 years and have never had an experience like this. We are 2 hard working honest people and not use to dealing with criminals. Some bad people are using stolen credit cards and purchasing products from our company, and had the products shipped to an address in XXXX XXXX, FL that turns out to be a freight forwarding company. The credit cards used are stolen and the owners are not aware of the use till its to late. Orders for our merchandise are processed by Pay Pal. We collect the name, address, phone number, credit card number, CVV number for each transaction and the information is processed by the card holders bank and approved back to PayPal. They approved the purchases in question ( approximately {$6000.00} ) and Pay Pal sends us an OK to ship the products. We then send order information to our suppliers who ship the products to the purchaser. After a few weeks, the REAL Owner of the credit card files a complaint with Pay Pal saying they did not order the product. WHEN THIS IS DISCOVERED A CHARGE-BACK TO US IS INITIATED BY PAY PAL AND THE MONEY IS TAKEN FROM OUR ACCOUNT. The bottom line, is that the Bad People got the products and we had to pay the bill to our suppliers. The products sent to the freight forward company are forwarded on to another address, most likely off shore where the Bad People are picking up the products. The card holder bank that approved the transaction is holding us responsible for the full amount, even though they approved the card with a fake name on the card, different address than the owner of the card. They should have responsibility in this as well, they approved the purchase. We filed a complaint with the FBI and the XXXX County Sheriff ( File # XXXX ) two weeks ago. Got a return call from them saying that the freight forwarding company is a legitimate company and because of that they ca n’t ( or wo n’t ) do any more. They recommend if we get any more we email the freight forward company and give them the name and they will close that account.

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State/Zip: FL 321XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2557296

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