- Mar 16, 2014
Wow, Marina, that's even more awful. Either HE'S the hacker, or using the that hacker story as cover. There were warnings of that "your relative is abroad and ill, in an accident or hospital and stranded with no money" scam before Covid even, not necessarily attributed to Russians, just hackers of anonymous nefarious states. But if this guy was still running a legitimate business, he'd have business insurance, and he'd be doing everything he could to get a copy of your entire track of correspondence to turn over to his insurance and lawyer, to protect his business and his customers. The fact that he's not, is telling ... oh, so sad. I agree with everyone else, contact a lawyer, your insurance, Paypal again ... this is serious fraud and worth fighting over. Good luck.