Yes, you read that correctly. I’m talking about using PayPal to scam a scammer, not vice versa. Surely you’ve clicked an ad that stated you could receive a free iPod/TV/PS3/Xbox 360/Wii, etc. When you visit these websites, you usually have to sign up for online offers with your credit card in order to claim your prize. GearDiary has explained how you can use PayPal’s credit card generator to sign up temporarily for these offers, eliminating the risk and delivering the goods.
The only downside is that, well, you kind of need a PayPal account. While I refuse to use PayPal and eBay, I know plenty of people still do and this is a great way to beat the scammer at their own game.