PayPal friends and family payment.

I requested a payment via PayPal friends and family, I received the payment but I was wondering how do I know it was sent by friends and family payment method.  Thank you..

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  • How much did you ask for and how much did you receive. If they're the same amount then it was F&F, lower then it was G&S due to PP taking their percentage.
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  • Thank you I requested  £350 and received £350….. I don’t want to be scammed so they can request a refund after I sent item if you know what I mean!! Thanks again…
  • soolin
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    mauly_2 said:
    Thank you I requested  £350 and received £350….. I don’t want to be scammed so they can request a refund after I sent item if you know what I mean!! Thanks again…
    It all’s spends what you are afraid of. A G and S payment can be safer, even though the recipient pays fees as if any claim is opened it can be defended easily. However if a scam buyer opens a claim with their bank for fraudulent use of a card then a seller cannot defend it with a f and f payment as defence relies entirely on proof of posting to the buyers address as given by PayPal, and posted within 7 days. A f and f payment does not have a confirmed address so the defence does not work.

    obviously only a dedicated scammer will go the bother of risking losing their bank account for a fraudulent claim.

    A friends and family payment is usually the sign of a scam seller, not a scam buyer. 


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    Well I’m not a scam seller so I’m good with that! :-). (Says a scam seller lol)
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