Finally I received some good news pertaining to the case where I was scammed in broad daylight. PayPal has informed me that the case was resolved in my favour. Of course the sheer irony of this whole debacle was that it was the scammer who escalated the dispute to a claim.
Resolution of Your Case: #PP-612-474-227
Dear VCTech Network,
We have concluded our investigation into your case and have decided in your favor.
We were able to recover $0.57 USD and this amount has been credited to you. Please allow five business days for this adjustment to be posted.
If you are due any additional funds, we will make our best effort to recover the balance from the seller.
If the seller’s account has insufficient funds to complete the refund owed to you, please be assured that we will take appropriate action against the seller’s account, which may include limitation of the seller’s account privileges.
I am really glad that PayPal had decided that I was the innocent party in this case, considering that the scammer have been misrepresenting my issue right from the start. It really did not have to come to this but justice has indeed been served.