Welcome to ScamWarners christieann
. This is an important question:
christieann wrote: Was I wrong to do what I did? What should I do now?
The money you spent was not yours. It probably wasn't the scammers either. It very well may have been from a PayPal account the scammer hijacked and some innocent victim is out all of that money.
I would contact PayPal directly. Not off of a link the scammer sent you. Explain to them the situation and let them investigate the account the money came from and if it has been hijacked.
I wish you had asked these questions before you spent the money. You very well may be held liable for the money. Even If you do not bring it up to PayPal proactively, they can trace where the money came from and how you accessed the money.
I believe in being proactive in situations like this. Let us know if you have questions.
It sounds like the scammer wanted to use you to "launder" money he has gotten through illegal means. It is remotely possible that "Victor" is a victim too unwittingly helping a scammer. In any event, this is not how secret shopper jobs work.