Someone sent me several hundred U.S. dollars Paypal for in exchange for services. This was a verbal agreement, and there was no receipt. I have decided not to fulfill my end of the agreement, but want to keep the money sent via PayPal anyway. Can the other party chargeback the money sent to me via PayPal, i.e. take the money back?

  • The method used to send money was "Send money to friends and family"
    – taxpayer
    Apr 17, 2015 at 14:05
  • Are you seriously asking on here if PayPal is going to let you get away with committing fraud? Apr 24, 2015 at 17:10
  • Did you ship something? Then no. If not, then yes
    – Jon
    May 1, 2015 at 23:12

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According to PayPal, if he or she used a credit or debit card, then yes.

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    And they should be able to if you are NOT fulfilling your end of the deal. Person experience with paypal they will often side with the buyer or sender of money.
    – draksia
    Apr 17, 2015 at 14:33

Whether or not you or the other person has a receipt, all transactions can be disputed up until 90 days. If the other person decides to create a dispute and escalate it, paypal will take matters into their own hands and create an investigation. Now, it is up to paypal to decide if you get to keep the funds or if it goes back to the other person.

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