Hello everyone, As some of you know, I had purchased this on ebay the other day: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7349594394 The guy has a rating of 94, but has never used PayPal before. He had used something called bidpay.com. Now I tried using it, but I could not send over a thousand dollars. He then said to try and use PayPal. So I logged in, put in the item number, how much it was, and the email of who it was to go to. Then within 2 days, the money was taken out of my account. I had emailed the guy, and he said he had never used PayPal like this before, and that he had not recieved any funds in his account as of yet. I have been trying to ask him if he had even set up a bank account to transfer the funds to, but I have not gotten a solid yes or no answer. So my question is this--Can my funds be taken out of my account if the other person does NOT have a bank account set up through PayPal? What kind of security is in place on PayPal that prevents fraud in case that is what's happening here? I'm sure the guy is honest, but the 1500 dollars has left my account and seems to be sitting in limbo somewhere, and I am uncomfortable about it. Can someone explain to me what is happening? Thanks.