Originally Posted by Devotii
The annoying thing is that the scammer will still keep the money most likely even if paypal refund you. If you have sent it, was the person verified? They have probably moved the money into a different account by now also.
Paypal funds aren't available immediately, they can hold onto the cash for up to 21 days before it's available to be transferred to another account. The time it takes for your money to available you is dependent on a few things, like tracking information uploading, the amount of sales you do, whether or not your account is new, and your dispute history with Paypal. I doubt he has a very credible account if he's using it for scamming so in all likelihood he won't have access to the money for a few weeks which should be enough time for your dispute to be settled.