Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Been a while since there has been any threads on this topic, but I wanted to make other's aware... If you have a customer that purchases a knife from you and pays with a credit card via paypal or another company, after they receive the knife they can call their card company and initiate a chargeback. When this happens the company through which the payment was received (say, Paypal) will basically transmit the information the customer's card company gave them - that a chargeback has been made and that you can accept or challenge it. The card company will draft Paypal which will in turn seize the money back out of your account immediately (within 1-3 business days). Then the card company (not Paypal) decides if you or their client (your customer) is in the right - who do you think they will likely favor? Chargebacks, from my research, can be made for up to 120 days after the transaction has been made. I just had one of these occur and almost lost $300. When a person uses their own card to make a purchase, then initiates a chargeback simply to have the item and the money, this is called friendly fraud (as opposed to criminal fraud where your identity has been stolen). How do you guys handle transactions and prevent against this? I am considering changing my policy and requiring a money order (seems to be the safest) for work over $200 or something, not sure. Anyone else had experiences w/ these issues?