I have recently purchased a site on flippa and I can't work out if the circumstances are suss or not so I'm hoping you can advise.
I paid for the site using paypal, which I'm comfortable with, since they have some level of buyer protection (I know you can still get screwed, but at least theres something).
The seller then transferred me the domain and the web files onto my cpanel account and set everything up. Everything does look fine with the site.
He's then told me that his paypal has been restricted and as such can't withdraw the money. He's asked me to accept a refund on that money and to pay him via western union or moneygram. Neither of these are services that I've used before but from what I gather there is zero recourse once the money is sent.
He has actually sent me the money back via paypal refund already. The domain is in my hands and the site files are also.
I know I could just be being insanely skeptical here, possibly partly because I know he's in Africa where scams commonly originate but is there any risk here if I accept this request to send him the payment via either of these methods?
Thanks in advance