If you've been cheated out of a digital download or an offered service by an online seller, you'll know how difficult it can be to get your money back. Striking a blow against online scammers today, PayPal UK has now announced that it is extending its buyer protection to cover services, digital goods, travel tickets and "other intangible items". This brings PayPal's buyer protection offering for digital goods in line with what it already offers on physical items.
In addition, PayPal will be extending the time in which you can open a dispute with a seller from 45 days to 180 days. So, if you're lazy (or have been scammed with such expert trickery that it takes you months to realise something a bit fishy has happened), you've got a bit more time to catch the rogue trader. [PayPal]