PayPal taking money for nothing

I thought I was buying a freezer from Curry's, as their web site led me to assume they had the model I wanted. I processed the payment via PayPal, I know I shouldn't have now. But curry's responded that they would contact me when/if the product became available, to arrange delivery.
Is it legal for PayPal to charge my credit card company for an item that neither they nor Curry's even have in stock? Is this not obtaining money falsely? Fraud in other words?


  • brettctabrettcta Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
    No, it’s absolutely not fraud. 
    Have they actually taken payment or has it just been authorised? Why didn’t you just pay with your debit/credit card (especially the latter)?
    helpful tips
    it's spelt d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y
    there - 'in or at that place'
    their - 'owned by them'
    they're - 'they are'
    it's bought not brought (i just bought my chicken a suit from that new shop for £6.34)
  • societys_childsocietys_child Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Another first time poster with a questionable user name.
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