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Hello, this is Jim, a dual-qualified lawyer (UK & Republic of Ireland) and happy to help you today. Do you know the scammer's name and address?
OK, to sue him you would need his address too - you can use a tracing agency to find that, such as https://www.candlinvestigations.co.uk or https://www.blackhawkintelligence.com/investigative-services/asset-tracing.
Once you know the address you can sue for your money back via the money claims website (http://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk). This is the best way to get your money back - but you could also report this to the Police on the 101 number to see if they can do something due to the fraud.
Is there anything else you would like to know?
OK, you could make a complaint to PayPal :
Hopefully the complaint would resolve this - if not then you have the option of suing the scammer.
I hope this helps?
OK, you would send them a letter before action, see attached - PayPal would respond to that as if they don't and you issue a claim, they have to instruct solicitors to deal with the claim
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