Fraudsters & PayPal, Let the Buyer Beware…

I contacted my bank where the transaction was linked to PayPal and explained the situation. They were very helpful and advised, yes, they could raise a chargeback, however… having looked into the transaction the funds taken from my account were via Direct Debit and not by Credit/Debit card and as such there is not protection whatsoever for this transaction. They were very apologetic.