hI guys, so on the 20th sep, an ebay buisness seller sold me a phone through paypal gift after i put in an offer and he said to email him, i emailed him and he said if i pay by paypal then he wont have to pay the ebay fees, of £20, the phone was £200. the reason i paid him via paypal gift was because i thought i could trust him being a business seller on ebay with 100% positive feedback and almost 1800 feedback. After i send the money, hes says thanks and he will send asap i see that the item is sold on ebay as i was watching the item and confront him immediately, he tells me hes refunded the buyer and cancelled the transaction. so he told me on the 20th that hed send asap, nothing on the 21st i contact him by email this is how im communicating with him and he says hell send it 22nd first thing, again he didnt send anything and no reply from him after i keep contacting him. It was at this point i got very worried, so i knew i had to o some digging.
The phone number which was on the listing and the address, as he is a buisness seller, i looked up. I called the phone number and it was his name that came up in the voicemail. i then looked into his recently sold items and saw some heavy items with collection in person. i saw the address was different and the phone number as well. i rang the phone number and the person who picked up was apparently his 'dad', and sounded very similar to the voicmail message from the earlier number So i told him if i could speak to his son and he said hes not available he will get in touch with him in the morning and asked whats the reason, i explained everything and he said hell definitely speak to his son and sounded genuinely concerned. four minutes after getting off the phone i receive an email from him saying, im really sorry i will refund you asap, and please dont call his dad as hes old and gets worried. i said i just want my money. so the next morning i receive only £20 from him, i tell him and he says he thought hed done it. i call paypal and nothing from his side only the £20.
Ive told him not to play with me and lie and im calling his dad to tell him whats happening. he sends me this:I will refund you but if you continue you harras me i will call the police..i tell him I JUST WANT MY MONEY, hes told me he can only send £50 now and nothing Monday, and we go on until he says to me that hes sent £80 via paypal and thats the best he can do, on Friday night he tells that the banks are closed now and hell send it on monday. i told him banks are open until saturday half 12 and he has until then to send me or im doing a direct debit charge back which will forcefully get my money back.he says ok.
i check after half 12 and nothing, i ask him kindly if hes sent it knowing he hasn't and no reply.
I want advice on what to do now, call his dad, or call the police or call the bank for direct debit charge back, which i think takes 30 days?.
anyone whos been through this or has knowledge in this please share some advice and i will be very grateful! thanks!
IVE CONTACTED PAYPAL AND THEY HAVE EMAILED HIM AND TOLD ME TO CONTACT BANK FOR CHARGEBACK, ALSO I HAVE CONTACTED EBAY AND THEYRE RESTRICTING HIS ACCOUNT FOR BREACHING POLICIES
ALSO AS I HAVE ALL HIS DETAILS WAS THINKING I COULD CALL ACTION FRAUD/POLICE?