I am pretty sure I have been scammed and I need to know what the best procedure is for me. If you start reading from this message in the Authenticate This! Balenciaga! thread, you'll get the story. When can I first open a dispute with Paypal? After I get the item & it is clearly fake? What if I don't even receive the item...within how many days of sending payment can I open the dispute? I paid with a credit card through Paypal, but the last time I had an issue w/an eBay item paid this way, I called the CC company, they referred me to Paypal and wouldn't do anything!! Does this mean I'm out of luck as far as doing a chargeback?