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Is "PAYPAL INST XFER ETSY INC" fraud?

Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

January 18th, 2024

About "PAYPAL INST XFER ETSY INC"

Etsy is an e-commerce platform that has been in business since 2005. It is a marketplace where individuals and small businesses can sell handmade and vintage items, as well as art, craft supplies, and unique factory-manufactured products. Etsy has a wide range of retail products available, including clothing, jewelry, home decor, accessories, and personalized gifts.
  • PAYPAL INST XFER: This indicates that the transaction was made through a PayPal instant transfer.
  • ETSY INC: Refers to the recipient of the transfer, in this case, the company Etsy Inc.
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