Since transferring money from PayPal to Skrill directly and vise verse is not possible, a website owner came forward in the comments of that blog post to promote their website as a legit way to do such transfers. I was skeptical and short after that – a reader came forward to back my skepticism. Today’s post is based on that reader’s scam website report about PaypalToSkrill dot com. Read on.
Meet Dan – he lost $150 to PayPaltoSkrill dot com.
In his first comment, he bluntly said it is definitely a scam website with no details whatsoever (you can see his comment here). I asked him to elaborate so he left another comment and also sent me a detailed email on the topic.
Short story – he sent PaypalToSkrill dot com $150 via PayPal and they didn’t instantly transfer his money to his Skrill account, as advertised. They requested more money if he wanted to get any money at all.
The story how Dan discovered it is a scam website
Dan didn’t trust them, he says. But he was “desperate” to move some money to Skrill quickly, and desperation makes people stupid (his words, not mine ;-)), so he decided to make a small transaction to test if paypaltoskrill website was legit.
After making the initial transaction – nothing happened. No instant transfer (as that is what they advertise!).
He contacted their customer service to find out what was going on. He was told a first time user’s first transaction is usually held for a number of days for verification, but if he were to open and close a dispute, he would then receive his money instantly. So he did.
Then he was told he had to wait for the finance team to come in the next working day (up to 24 hours) to refund his transfer but if he were to send more money it would now be instant.
Here is the transcript of Dan’s first chat with customer support:
I have grayed out Dan’s email and also have colored Dan’s lines in green and customer support’s lines in red – to be easy on your eyes when following the conversation.
The next day the money was not in Dan’s Skrill account, as promised by the customer service rep. So he contacted customer service again and was told he had to wait for the finance team to refund his transfer the next working day (24 -48 hours) but if he sent them more money he would receive it instantly.
Here is the transcript of Dan’s second chat with customer support:
I don’t know about you but I start seeing a pattern here
Cut to a week later (the moment he left that comment on my blog), he is still told that his money will be held until he sends them more money. Not what one would call a legit Instant Transfer!
Since the customer support representative insisted that this is their process and Dan should go along with the process to get instant transactions from PayPal to Skrill and vise verse, I went to PaypalToSkrill dot com to see this process of theirs.
There was no trace of such process explained on their website.
Here is what they say on their website one should do to get instant transfers from PayPal to Skrill:
That’s it – 8 easy steps and you get your instant transfer right away. As you can see there is no trace of what the support rep was saying to Dan in their first chat.
But to be absolutely sure, I went ahead and initiated a chat myself.
I got a very polite customer support representative. He or she explained very politely that there is no difference between new or old users and that all I need to do now is send them at least $100 from PayPal and within 10 minutes, I will see my money in my Skrill account. No verification required – I have it in written! Here is a screenshot of the chat I had with that person:
Now, I am not willing to sacrifice $100 for the sake of this blog post. Besides, I touched base with Dan last week and he never got his money – neither back in his PayPal account, nor in his Skrill account.
So please, dear readers, don’t use PaypalToSkrill dot com – it most probably is a scam website.
Or if you have a positive review for the site (and you are not the site’s owner) – come forward in the comments 😀
P.S. You may want to try out Payoneer – some of my readers reported they are able to get their money from freelance websites in countries where there are certain restrictions for PayPal. You will still not be able to transfer money from PayPal to Skrill and vise verse but Payoneer may just eliminate your need for such transfer in the first place.
P.P.S. Note: there is an affiliate link included, which means if you register to Payoneer through my link, I may be eligible for a small commission at a future moment, without any additional cost to you. Thanks! 😀