Where Do I Stand On This Then

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Mattydj, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    To what time period is the charge tied? Does the entire time period fall outside your window of service (i.e. after your account was canceled)? Assuming it does, I think you absolutely have a leg to stand on with respect to the post-cancellation charge. Initiate a PayPal dispute.
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    Did you agree to his ToS? Does he change them at will? He can do a lot If you agreed to it and get away with it. But if he terminated your account and is still charging threaten him with a law suit.

    (forgive my Americanness here...)
    do you have the equivalent of a law suit or a law suit over there?
    Also a ToS agreement might have more or less leverage than here.
     
  3. yg17 macrumors G5

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    He's 13. Technically, you have to be 18 to sign up for a Paypal account. He should've never had it in the first place.
     
  4. Mattydj thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    IANAL, especially when it comes to law across the pond, but I somehow doubt it's legal for a 13 year old to own a business, which I believe is one requirement for having a PayPal business account.

    Unless mommy and daddy are helping him. In any case, I'd file a PayPal dispute.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That seems to be the most logical approach.
     
  7. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    Get your money back, then report him to PayPal so he loses his account.
     
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  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    tell your bank its an unauthroized charge and dispute it
     
  11. jng macrumors 65816

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    Standard practice not just of 13 year olds but also companies.

    Two years ago I fought with my hosting company (I'm still with them) because they renewed my yearly hosting service and charged me a full year. I had forgot about it entirely and had wanted to switch to a monthly subscription in case I wanted to leave. According to the TOS I agreed to, the renewals are automatic and nonrefundable. So I asked that instead they cancel my yearly renewal and move the money to a monthly subscription (newly created) instead. They refused.

    So I desputed the charge with American Express. And despite the fact that I agreed to the TOS, they decided in my favor and refunded me a 100% of the charge.

    I love American Express. Their rationale was that even though I agreed, the charge was for services I no longer received since I had cancelled the yearly account and charging for undelivered/unreceived services is against their TOS with the merchant.

    Hopefully you can make similar argument with Paypal.

    Honestly, I pay for AMEX's membership unlike all my other cards simply because of their superior service and the fact that they are watching out for me.
     

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