Legit email from paypal? Refunded after buying 3DS

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Zetta_x, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Zetta_x
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    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    I went to buy a gateway compatible 3ds on ebay and it was canceled and this message was sent to me (names removed)
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    ebay has canceled the sale of the 3ds cosmo black handheld system, mint condition. I am not sure why but. I think it was because I had gateway in the title. I am not sure why they did not issue a refund to you through paypal. but will do this soon. I will be relisting this 3ds soon if you are still interested. I will be listing it without gateway in the title but it still will be the same system. I have sold several systems with gateway and without gateway in the title. I am sorry for the issue. i would love to do your business again.
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    Shortly after I got this message and not sure if it is legit or not (I heard paypal refund can take up to weeks

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    Delivered-To: {MY EMAIL}
    Received: by 10.229.34.3 with SMTP id j3csp124925qcd;
    Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:11:04 -0700 (PDT)
    X-Received: by 10.66.26.15 with SMTP id h15mr25959763pag.24.1396285864122;
    Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:11:04 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path: <service@paypal.com>
    Received: from {SCHOOL SERVER}
    by mx.google.com with ESMTP id zw7si9504284pac.480.2014.03.31.10.11.03
    for {ME}
    Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:11:04 -0700 (PDT)
    Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of service@paypal.com designates 173.0.84.228 as permitted sender) client-ip=173.0.84.228;
    Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
    spf=pass (google.com: domain of service@paypal.com designates 173.0.84.228 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=service@paypal.com;
    dkim=pass header.i=@paypal.com
    Received: from mx3.slc.paypal.com (HELO mx0.slc.paypal.com) ([173.0.84.228])
    by mx2.ucr.edu with ESMTP; 31 Mar 2014 10:10:57 -0700
    DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; d=paypal.com; s=pp-dkim1; c=relaxed/relaxed;
    q=dns/txt; i=@paypal.com; t=1396285857;
    h=From:From:Subject:Date:To:MIME-Version:Content-Type;
    bh=XSfV2+rBXyYJR1L/h2VD8N/dJ/6bwVoxIQ283FvpN2k=;
    b=amM9nY1fRN6X1BqYhbXNKFHQiHS8+lTMhc5x/PEnqzI+diacUlBGvHj4tzYbvbug
    xU1FDNSk1GU4JZ0SNskeGKz5DBD8+fMT5Gb1sCCrMGO0CzpCj+Q3BKuN0Qh2njsp
    GajLC35HCQx1Jx0Z2HUEhF+Tj5lZCeYGHmsxQzC5LDFMsJlzoY/Zo82ZgtzduMXv
    f4sCbRYlQj8W6vaEPj0iGuYqVps8wHAujij4wRNcN8FisjRC9I9zGQoJSPcWwtmv
    k2L07z/Z0iIR3QGFlOU9cqdLFXYEWgZvSD7t6s/tIEpJXyoU5xFdZvyUjTTSiV8P
    PlpowPRS6EWdSYOGrK3CaQ==;
    Received: (qmail 18367 invoked by uid 993); 31 Mar 2014 17:10:52 -0000
    Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:10:52 -0700
    Message-Id: <1396285852.18367@paypal.com>
    PP-Correlation-Id: d90ce0821579c
    Subject: Your PayPal payment has been refunded
    X-MaxCode-Template: email-transaction-refund-buyer
    To: {ME}
    From: "service@paypal.com" <service@paypal.com>
    X-Email-Type-Id: PP343 - d90ce0821579c
    X-XPT-XSL-Name: email_pimp/default/en_US/transaction/buyer/TransactionRefundBuyer.xsl
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252
    MIME-Version: 1.0

    Hello {ME},

    {{SELLER}} has issued a full refund for your =
    payment.=20


    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Original payment details:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Date payment sent: Mar 30, 2014
    Amount: = 140.00 USD


    Thanks,

    PayPal=20



    Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you =
    will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account =
    and click the Help link in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

    PPID PP343 - {{SOME NUMBERS HERE}}

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    The reason why I ask is because I am going to buy from the same seller under the assumption that what was said was legit.

    I can imagine a scenario where this email is fake. I will not get my money back and buying more can only lead to more problems.
     
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    Well have you checked your Paypal to see if the money was refunded?

    Looking at the header and comparing it to legit ones, it appears to be from Paypal.
     
  3. EyeZ

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    I assume you've checked your Paypal account to see if the monies were paid for the item/s.

    If i was in your position, i would probably give Paypal a call to confirm email received.
     
  4. Zetta_x
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    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    Absolutely.

    Unfortunately I checked out as guest. I did not have a paypal account or ebay account so I have no way of verifying if it was refunded only based on this email. I had a similar situation with an Ipod touch and it took 3 weeks to get the money back. I will actually register to ebay and paypal so at least I can keep track of what's going on! Paid with a credit card.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  5. EyeZ

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    You paid with a Credit Card, then you should be covered by your Card supplier, any problems with the transaction then give your card supplier a call and they'll deal with it.
     
  6. Zetta_x
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    Great! Sounds good. I don't necessarily need the money back right away. But I am confident (at least from what has been said in this thread) that eventually I will get my money back from paypal or by my credit vendor.

    Plus the ebay account is 14.5 years old with an amazing rating (and sells a number of things that is not gaming related). If this seller is able to successfully spoof a paypal message and participate in this type of scamming, I doubt they would do it using this account.