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Help. I've been ripped off

cambb Avatar
8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
hi,
i bought a mobile phone from a user on hotdeals last week however they have now been banned and i've emailed them 3 times and havn't had a responce. I paid for the phone via Paypal.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/179060/ladies-pink-samsung-u600-phone-for-/?p=2012454#post2012454

I must admit i'm guilty of not following/reading the rules.

Any ideas if i can get my money back?

Thanks
cambb Avatar
8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
start a dispute
#2
Start a dispute with paypal.
#3
I take it you didn't get the persons contact information?
#4
open a paypal dispute from paypal website u are covered up to 500 squid i think
#5
no sorry i didn't. they posted an ebay user name which i suspect might not be them.
#6
cambb
no sorry i didn't. they posted an ebay user name which i suspect might not be them.


I'm guessing you're right, but just in case have you tried contacting that eBay ID?
#7
yes_im_trouble
open a paypal dispute from paypal website u are covered up to 500 squid i think


That's only on eBay, and even then, only if the seller qualifies for Paypal Protection.
#8
Yeh thats the problem really unless you check up on people they could give any ebay account
Always ask for the persons address and phone number and just because an item is cheap dont be reckless
Better to lose a sale than all your money
#9
I've tried the ebay account and not recieved a responce. I've opened a Paypal dispute now.
#10
did you use a credit card to put the funds into paypal? If so the fastest method with the highest likelihood of success is to do a chargeback. Having had the opposite happen to me (a fraudulent buyer who did a chargeback claiming he had never received the goods) I know first hand it is difficult for sellers to defend themselves against chargebacks. Paypal lean heavily towards the buyer in this case.
#11
No, It was from current account
#12
sometimes you can still do something similar on a current account, ring up your bank and say you have been the vicitim of fraud, and if they can recover the money (they take it from paypal), then paypal puts the sellers account into arrears and pursues them for the money after.
#13
Not really what you wanna hear but let it be a lesson to you and us all to check a person out before making a deal:thumbsup: Although it must be said there may be a reasonable explanation. Its not an expensive phone like the scammers normally go for:thinking:
banned#14
Tough lesson indeed, this should be made a sticky.

Clearly you didn't follow the FS/FT rules and advice, also negotiating the deal via PM.

Bit of a cheek asking for help, but then again that's just my opinion.
#15
cambb
No, It was from current account


well chances are youve lost your money
#16
LiveWest
did you use a credit card to put the funds into paypal? If so the fastest method with the highest likelihood of success is to do a chargeback. Having had the opposite happen to me (a fraudulent buyer who did a chargeback claiming he had never received the goods) I know first hand it is difficult for sellers to defend themselves against chargebacks. Paypal lean heavily towards the buyer in this case.


You can start a chargeback if you paid via credit card, but start a dispute anyway you might get lucky, they won't respond and you will probably get your money back.
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aScottishBloke
Tough lesson indeed, this should be made a sticky.

Clearly you didn't follow the FS/FT rules and advice, also negotiating the deal via PM.

Bit of a cheek asking for help, but then again that's just my opinion.


all u do is ask moan ffs
banned 1 Like #18
mostwanteddirect
all u do is ask moan ffs


mostwanteddirect,

Listen, both parties in that trade couldn't be bothered to read the rules. It's an important step to follow in order to reduce these types of events.

You seem to be carrying over something from another thread, but as far as I recall it's mainly the thread abusers who moan. You even had the audacity to complain about a breach and then whoop with delight that you still managed a sale. :w00t:

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