Scammers Stole $250 From Musician’s PayPal Account, But He Couldn’t Get A Refund

CHICAGO (CBS) — The pandemic can particularly difficult for gig workers; even harder if a scammer drains your PayPal account.

A North Side musician said that’s what happened to him, and PayPal wouldn’t give him a refund, until CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas got involved.

Andre Robert’s gigs might be cancelled, but he’s still teaching virtual lessons and producing at his home studio. To get paid for that, he uses PayPal.

“Kind of where I do a lot of my business,” he said.

Robert got an email about a month ago from PayPal, saying he had drained nearly $250 from his account.

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