Originally Posted by James4465
So heres the story, I'm selling dre beats on craiglist and this person says she wants to pay for them through paypal and to send them to her "boyfriend" for valentinesday (she offered to pay shipping) because shes on a "business trip" and can't meet with me personally. Only prob is this guy lives in Nigeria haha so I'm 99.9% sure this is a scam but just wanted to ask this question about gifting through pp.
How do I tell if I get gifted money through paypal and there is no way for the person to get the money back if its sent by gift right?
Valentine's Day is two words.
And a gift is exactly that with paypal, a gift. There is no way to get back a gifted payment.
If they are in Nigeria, they could send you the gifted payment and you could technically go "OK, thanks" and that's it.
Hence why gifted payments are discouraged. If you followed someone's policy here on PbN and gifted them a $400 payment for a pb gun, they could just say thank you and never talk to you again (taking feedback out of the equation).