Reply To: Scammer Problems
Never, never send money by PayPal gifting. PayPal will not provide any financial guarantees or reimbursement if you “gift” someone. You should only you use PayPal gifting if you actually know the individual face to face, i.e. family, longtime friends, and associates.
If you use PayPal always use the regular method of payment that way PayPal will guarantee you financially. Better yet, both parties involved should be PayPal verified.
Scammers always seem to want you to use the gifting option or Postal Money Order. Even the Post Office won’t necessarily back you financially if you are using a PMO to make payment to an individual. They’ll go after a business but not necessarily an individual.