Could use some Paypal advice- Sent payment to incorrect party - Out $1500+
Earlier, I made a purchase for $1,550 via paypal. A California national was listed, I contacted the seller- and he agreed to do the transaction OFF of ebay. Seller has 100% feedback with 1200+ transactions.
So, I sent the funds 'pay for goods and services' via paypal. As soon as it was sent, the name read "Chris Evans"..and payment was suddenly converted to Canadian.. Huge Red flag went up since the seller's actual name is BOB and he is from JERSEY.
Contacted the seller, he didn't receive any notification....I found out I left out a letter in the email address. Hours of being on hold, transferred, Paypal says they can do nothing since payment has been "completed". CC company says I have to work with Paypal. I really don't know what to do- a stranger has $1,550 of my money- i feel hopeless, as if it's highly unlikely I'll receive a refund, or even reach the recipient via email.
Any advice is greatly appreciated- these funds were part of my bonus from work.
For informational purposes, transaction was made this a.m. , incorrect recipient who has my money, is listed as "unconfirmed"...