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Advise Please - been SCAMMED what is my best bet??

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Hi, I last week bought an item from another forum and paid via bank transfer (cash {£200} over the counter into the chaps bank account) but he did not send the item out to me (gave various excuses which turned out to be a pack of lies) ... obviously I am not best please with this and am wondering if I have his name and bank details but not much else what would be my best plan of action in getting this matter sorted and my money back??

Any thoughts please as I am used to dealing with paypal when a deal goes wrong but never a bank transfer jobby.

tia.


Edit just done a search on this forum and the person who has scammed me is actually a member here.
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Contact the police, although I would not get my hopes up as it is probably classed as a civil matter
#2
Sadly i think your pretty ******ed. Ive never heard of anyone getting the money back from a bank scam
#3
who are they ?
#4
Try and find as much details about them as you can and contact the police.

Try Facebook, 192.com, electoral role, previous trading partners etc
#5
Do they buy/sell on here? If so look at their feedback and contact anyone who hass bought/sold to the person in question to see if they have got his address, if they have it may be worth paying them a visit!
#6
If you are positive that its the same person on here, name them to warn others.
#7
name and shame please....to stop them doing it again on here !
[mod]#8
Are they an individual or a company?
#9
Small claims court, provided you have his name and address ;-)
#10
as snow tiger says...name and shame them here...you say they trade here also...under what name ?
#11
Thanks for all the input folks, member has no feedback and is not really an active member so wouldn't worry about buying anything from him ... obviously I am not going to post any of his details on here until he gets in contact with me. I have his name and address so will be contacting his local Police office on Monday, plus will be visiting his bank to pass on my findings.
#12
Hope you get your money back!
#13
Don't be afraid to use the court service if someone has stolen from you in this way - its what its there for - https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/csmco2/index.jsp
#14
crofter
Thanks for all the input folks, member has no feedback and is not really an active member so wouldn't worry about buying anything from him ... obviously I am not going to post any of his details on here until he gets in contact with me. I have his name and address so will be contacting his local Police office on Monday, plus will be visiting his bank to pass on my findings.


If you have his name and address and a receipt from the bank for the cash deposit into his account tehn I would just go for the small cliams court approach.

I assume you did get a receipt from the bank?

Maybe write to him bt recorded delivery and give him 5 days to get the goods to you first if you are feeling chariable.

As previously stated this will e regarded as a civil matter most likely by the police so they will not get involved.
#15
Ok thanks for all the info - that looks like the path to take with this then and yes got a receipt for the bank transfer.:thumbsup:
Really annoys me when people are out to scam others of their hard earned cash ... makes my blood boil to be honest.:x
#16
I know someone this happened to, its on the increase. He went to the police and they have been in contact with the bank and they think that they can at least arrest the person, so keep trying, you never know!
#17
Think it must depend on your local plolice to be honest, I sent somebody £20 for some South Park stuff, they never sent, contacted my local police even though I never had their name and address, police got their details from the bank and got my cash back :thumbsup:
#18
If you have his email address do a search for them on [url]www.rapleaf.com[/url] to see if they're registered on the usual sites - eg: bebo facebook etc.

If they haven't been searched before on rapleaf it may take a while for the info to come. So leave it for 15 mins and do it again.
#19
crofter
Thanks for all the input folks, member has no feedback and is not really an active member so wouldn't worry about buying anything from him ... obviously I am not going to post any of his details on here until he gets in contact with me. I have his name and address so will be contacting his local Police office on Monday, plus will be visiting his bank to pass on my findings.


Contacting the police will get you no further forward. you wont even see an officer! if the calltaker has any sense they will say sorry its a civil mater not a criminal offence. Any police officer who has some sense will see this coming and bat it even before it is dispatched.

You willingly went into the bank and handed the £200 notes over the counter

Sorry to be so blunt but this is the truth, Citizens advice may be your best bet...Id assume they would advise a small claims court which is possible.

try contacting the bank with that receipt and explain what happened
#20
[QUOTE=Arizolas]Contacting the police will get you no further forward. you wont even see an officer! if the calltaker has any sense they will say sorry its a civil mater not a criminal offence. Any police officer who has some sense will see this coming and bat it even before it is dispatched.

There is a difference between civil dispute and fraud! Contact the Police, they will investigate for you.:thumbsup:
#21
yeah im sure they will..

Then all the seller has to say is....I posted it when i seen the money in my account - must be lost in the mail. I didnt think to get any proof of postage as I have faith in the Royal Mails service yadda yadda
#22
if it was a expensive item then it must always be sent by recorded or special so that its trackable, also keep all you dealings with this person eg emails, forums saved. also you said you traded on a forum so ask for help from the mods on that forum and maybe from the members of that forum because nobody likes to be scammed
#23
Good luck ... let us know how you get on :)

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