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Have you ever been scammed online? (misc thread)

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Just following on from the now closed thread, but this is in terms of the entire web. I remember when I first started I actually did fall victim to paying for a site that directed me to torrents. I… Read More
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banned5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Just following on from the now closed thread, but this is in terms of the entire web.

I remember when I first started I actually did fall victim to paying for a site that directed me to torrents. I continued using this thinking I was King of the swingers for months until I then learned of various torrent sites and what had actually happened. I was just naive and wanting some movies. Can safely say never been scammed since by anything/anyone.

Share any stories, i'm sure a lot pf people just don't like to admitt to it.

P.s MISC in title as last thread(s) were moved to ASK. This is a misc thread.
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banned5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
I bought a remote for something from some random website, It never turned up, I had used paypal but never knew you could put a claim in etc.. That was some time a go lol.
7 Likes #2
Only once in the 90's. If you're reading this Space Kitty, I didn't forget and you're a ****.
3 Likes #3
shauneco
I bought a remote for something from some random website, It never turned up, I had used paypal but never knew you could put a claim in etc.. That was some time a go lol.
Wow that must have been so very traumatic for you shaune. How did you ever recover from that?
Remember we are all here for you shaune. <3
#4
CookinBat
shauneco
I bought a remote for something from some random website, It never turned up, I had used paypal but never knew you could put a claim in etc.. That was some time a go lol.
Wow that must have been so very traumatic for you shaune. How did you ever recover from that?
Remember we are all here for you shaune. <3

I didn't, I learnt from it though, Not been scammed since, Nice to know.
banned#5
moneysavingkitten
Only once in the 90's. If you're reading this Space Kitty, I didn't forget and you're a ****.

Was that a transaction with a member of some sort of forum? failed to deliver goods?
banned#6
shauneco
CookinBat
shauneco
I bought a remote for something from some random website, It never turned up, I had used paypal but never knew you could put a claim in etc.. That was some time a go lol.
Wow that must have been so very traumatic for you shaune. How did you ever recover from that?
Remember we are all here for you shaune. <3
I didn't, I learnt from it though, Not been scammed since, Nice to know.

I won't even sell on eBay for the fear of being scammed. I would have sleepless nights.
#7
MrScotchBonnet
moneysavingkitten
Only once in the 90's. If you're reading this Space Kitty, I didn't forget and you're a ****.
Was that a transaction with a member of some sort of forum? failed to deliver goods?

I think it was their own website, if I recall correctly.
#8
Played Scotch
2 Likes #9
moneysavingkitten
Only once in the 90's. If you're reading this Space Kitty, I didn't forget and you're a ****.

I didn't think you'd be old enough to be online in the 90s

https://31.media.tumblr.com/026bef59e2530d2f496f3c407a5ae333/tumblr_inline_nx6ulzl4sE1tt6p9k_500.gif
banned#10
dalecool92
Played Scotch

Hope you get your money back.
1 Like #11
deeky
moneysavingkitten
Only once in the 90's. If you're reading this Space Kitty, I didn't forget and you're a ****.
I didn't think you'd be old enough to be online in the 90shttps://31.media.tumblr.com/026bef59e2530d2f496f3c407a5ae333/tumblr_inline_nx6ulzl4sE1tt6p9k_500.gif

Smooth :)<3 I was an early starter.
banned#12
3 people tried selling me broken camera equipment on Ebay @ £100-£200 a pop.

Non succeeded
banned#13
YouDontWantToKnow
3 people tried selling me broken camera equipment on Ebay @ £100-£200 a pop.
Non succeeded

That's like me asking what your favourite song is and you naming a movie.
1 Like #14
I was selling a friends world of warcraft account 7-8 years ago (after successfully selling my old account for £375 during vanilla). He asked me to sell his.

I posted on some selling site, someone bit and went through with the deal right up to the last moment. He was slick and was telling me to make sure certain account information was changed before the payment was sent.

After a long process of what should've been quick and simple, I made a mistake and changed the email login to the buyers account. The reason the mistake was made was he got me to change little things first so when the important change was made it went unnoticed.

He got an email saying account info was changed. He logged off Skype and that was the end off it. No money was paid into my paypal.

I told my older brother and he emailed this kid, waited on a reply which when he finally got one. He time stamped the email, got an I.p address from it, tracked the iP address to a provider and managed to find a rough 3 mile area of where this person lived.

He sent this kid a warning saying he has handled stolen goods, broken an agreed contract and showed that he knows his Internet provider and what town he lived in. Quoting the laws and punishments as well.
as we found out the kid was only 15, that he wouldn't be charged but the matter would be passed onto his parents. The kid freaked and returned the account the follow day.

I felt stupid being scammed, but sadly sh*t happens.
1 Like #15
A few years back I bought a 2gb Sandisk memory card from eBay, I only found out a year afterwards that it was actually 1gb. And probably not Sandisk. grrrrrrrrrrrrr.
#16
fozed78
A few years back I bought a 2gb Sandisk memory card from eBay, I only found out a year afterwards that it was actually 1gb. And probably not Sandisk. grrrrrrrrrrrrr.


Only buy form Mymemory now!
banned#17
kos1c
I was selling a friends world of warcraft account 7-8 years ago (after successfully selling my old account for £375 during vanilla). He asked me to sell his.
I posted on some selling site, someone bit and went through with the deal right up to the last moment. He was slick and was telling me to make sure certain account information was changed before the payment was sent.
After a long process of what should've been quick and simple, I made a mistake and changed the email login to the buyers account. The reason the mistake was made was he got me to change little things first so when the important change was made it went unnoticed.
He got an email saying account info was changed. He logged off Skype and that was the end off it. No money was paid into my paypal.
I told my older brother and he emailed this kid, waited on a reply which when he finally got one. He time stamped the email, got an I.p address from it, tracked the iP address to a provider and managed to find a rough 3 mile area of where this person lived.
He sent this kid a warning saying he has handled stolen goods, broken an agreed contract and showed that he knows his Internet provider and what town he lived in. Quoting the laws and punishments as well.
as we found out the kid was only 15, that he wouldn't be charged but the matter would be passed onto his parents. The kid freaked and returned the account the follow day.
I felt stupid being scammed, but sadly sh*t happens.

Lol, pretty cool story to be honest. :)

Have no idea about WOW accounts, are they allowed to be sold on? do they cosy anything to buy?
banned 3 Likes #18
fozed78
A few years back I bought a 2gb Sandisk memory card from eBay, I only found out a year afterwards that it was actually 1gb. And probably not Sandisk. grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

wow that must haunt you X)
#19
MrScotchBonnet
shauneco
CookinBat
shauneco
I bought a remote for something from some random website, It never turned up, I had used paypal but never knew you could put a claim in etc.. That was some time a go lol.
Wow that must have been so very traumatic for you shaune. How did you ever recover from that?
Remember we are all here for you shaune. <3
I didn't, I learnt from it though, Not been scammed since, Nice to know.
I won't even sell on eBay for the fear of being scammed. I would have sleepless nights.

Ebay is very simple if you only do cash on collection as the only thing you have to do is learn how to spot fake money. You may get less but you do not get scammed.
#20
I also get scammed out of my capital letters every time I write anything on HUKD!
1 Like #21
This thread belongs in Ask.



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RossD89
This thread belongs in Ask.



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Lol. Trying to scam Mrscotchbonnet out of a thread about scamming?
banned 1 Like #23
RossD89
This thread belongs in Ask. :{
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#24
MrScotchBonnet
kos1c
I was selling a friends world of warcraft account 7-8 years ago (after successfully selling my old account for £375 during vanilla). He asked me to sell his.
I posted on some selling site, someone bit and went through with the deal right up to the last moment. He was slick and was telling me to make sure certain account information was changed before the payment was sent.
After a long process of what should've been quick and simple, I made a mistake and changed the email login to the buyers account. The reason the mistake was made was he got me to change little things first so when the important change was made it went unnoticed.
He got an email saying account info was changed. He logged off Skype and that was the end off it. No money was paid into my paypal.
I told my older brother and he emailed this kid, waited on a reply which when he finally got one. He time stamped the email, got an I.p address from it, tracked the iP address to a provider and managed to find a rough 3 mile area of where this person lived.
He sent this kid a warning saying he has handled stolen goods, broken an agreed contract and showed that he knows his Internet provider and what town he lived in. Quoting the laws and punishments as well.
as we found out the kid was only 15, that he wouldn't be charged but the matter would be passed onto his parents. The kid freaked and returned the account the follow day.
I felt stupid being scammed, but sadly sh*t happens.

Lol, pretty cool story to be honest. :)

Have no idea about WOW accounts, are they allowed to be sold on? do they cosy anything to buy?


They aren't allowed to be sold. But at the time I couldn't care if my account got deleted if it was found to be sold. :{

Was sharing a pc with a friend who lived in my mum's spare room. Sold the account to put towards a pc of my own for the new expansion (burning crusade). :D

My friend didn't try to resell his account after all this mess. He actually still uses the same account till this day. I purchased a new one for the tbc expansion as everyone went horde and my first account was alliance.
#25
A better question would be if anyone has ever scammed someone else (_;)

I've been scammed a few times in Runescape when I was young X) Not for real money, just in game items. I've been on the other end of Runescape scams too so you could call it Karma.

The only time I've been scammed is (avoiding names here) when I've ordered something of a reputable website that had been around and had positive reviews. They didn't send the item, didn't reply to me at all and then became the entire company became inactive. I paid by PayPal but it was a preorder that I stupidly forgot about and when I chased it up, it had gone over the time period.
#26
I am too cynical so no. :3
#27
Oh yes, many times. But thats the name of the game when trading online.

When i used to have a ebay busines selling on ebay, i must of had in 9 years using the account..about 5 or 6 people returning goods which weren't the original ones i had sent out or returning goods with missing parts. Even on £20 items, i had returns of a completely different item with a sticker that was on the original item clearly super glued on the returned item. Police did NOTHING. I did get revenge on this though, which i wont go into detail on.

I bought a car online as well, back in 2010 i think it was i paid 11k bank transfer without even looking at the car. The company sent the car on a flatbed (as it was a damaged car). And after weeks of tinkering with it, i slowly figured they actually removed the good engine from it and put in a blown engine, they were also selling the good engine from it on ebay!. After many many threats and after sending a mate around to him, who is the size of andre the giant and lived around the corner in Manchester from the scammer (brilliant having contacts all over the country), he agreed to take the car back fix it and send it back to me. Which he did, so wasn't scammed here, but almost was.

Another one was back a good 15 years ago on a car modding forum, i desperately wanted a set of alloy wheels for the boy racer car, found a guy again a million miles away, he agreed to take £200 i think it was, plus my entire dvd collection of about £200 dvds, and some other crap. Didn't get the wheels in the end, he said they were stolen (yea yea). But i don't let things go, he stupidly finalized the deal via his work email (some solicitors). So i mocked up a nicely worded letter, basically holding them accountable (deception) sent it to them, when they received it they called me and said they'll deal with it. Never heard back from them, i contacted them again via email this time a couple months later, and they told me the chap who robbed me was fired immediately after i had sent that letter. That was as good as getting the money and dvds back.

Couple of other stories, but i wont bore you anymore.
#28
Bought a rear axle for a 106 off ebay. Took ages for it to arrive but was repeatedly given excuses, including "the courier tried delivering but your postcode was invalid" told him I was going on holiday in a few days so wanted a refund. It finally arrived the day before my holiday, got back and went to fit it to find it was more worn than the one on my car. Neither PayPal or ebay wanted to know even though all contact was through ebay. £90 wasted, scrapped car soon after.
#29
Last time I felt conned on line was being suspended on here
Otherwise never I think as I have a 'trust no-one' policy... Stranger danger after all!!
1 Like #30
I was once conned out of a partial refund on ebay by a rather unhinged buyer, he bought an item listed as spares/repairs and for parts but then demanded a refund when he couldn't fix it, I offered him partial which he accepted (even though it was as described) and I thought that was that. Two weeks later he came back wanting more money in a rather threatening manner otherwise he would open a case, I politely told him to f-off at this point and ignored him. True to his word, he opened a case but lost due to him dropping himself in it in messages - admitting to opening the item, replacing parts and making the problem worse.

It doesn't end there. A week or so after this I noticed he'd Re-listed the same item, copying my listing word for word but neglecting to mention the fact that it was now totally broken and even had the cheek to use my hosted pictures on his listing. Obviously I had a little fun with him, edited a couple of the pictures with some text etc, warning potential buyers off and totally replacing one with a picture of humping turtles. This all went unnoticed for days until someone apparently messaged him to ask him what was up with his listing. He was raging, he managed to pull the number I had listed with ebay and went berserk threatening this and that. Luckily the number I was using for ebay was a Pre-Pay mobile and the account I was selling on was mostly a buying account anyway at this point so no harm done (have not used that account for selling to date)
#31
freakstyler
I was once conned out of a partial refund on ebay by a rather unhinged buyer, he bought an item listed as spares/repairs and for parts but then demanded a refund when he couldn't fix it, I offered him partial which he accepted (even though it was as described) and I thought that was that. Two weeks later he came back wanting more money in a rather threatening manner otherwise he would open a case, I politely told him to f-off at this point and ignored him. True to his word, he opened a case but lost due to him dropping himself in it in messages - admitting to opening the item, replacing parts and making the problem worse.
It doesn't end there. A week or so after this I noticed he'd Re-listed the same item, copying my listing word for word but neglecting to mention the fact that it was now totally broken and even had the cheek to use my hosted pictures on his listing. Obviously I had a little fun with him, edited a couple of the pictures with some text etc, warning potential buyers off and totally replacing one with a picture of humping turtles. This all went unnoticed for days until someone apparently messaged him to ask him what was up with his listing. He was raging, he managed to pull the number I had listed with ebay and went berserk threatening this and that. Luckily the number I was using for ebay was a Pre-Pay mobile and the account I was selling on was mostly a buying account anyway at this point so no harm done (have not used that account for selling to date)

Humping turtles, that's fantastic X)
1 Like #32
Paid by western union for a phone in pakistan 13 years or so ago lol :)

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