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Ov3clock3r Scammer?

XtremeDJW Avatar
8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
After months of investigating it seems I am not the only HUKD member to be scammed by Ov3rclock3r.

Waaaay back in March, I bought a phone of Ov3rclock3r via the For Sale / Trade forum. I went through all the correct ways - checked ebay account, got a mobile number and even spoke to the guy. So everything looked kosher. So I sent my £160 to him for the phone. Now he claims that the money never even entered his account, now of course I went straight to the banks and they told me the money went exactly where it should of done! Now of course, that Ebay account doe not exist and neither does his phone number.

The weird thing is however is that he has a few positive feedbacks on this site, however there are also a lot of other people who have fallen victim to his scamming ways of which a few I have been talking to via PM.

This thread is hopefully going to grab his attention, and possibly the other people who have been scammed can come forward with any info they have on him (Address, phone numbers etc?)

Any scammer deserves what they get, and hopefully this thread will name and shame.
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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
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banned#1
I see a lock sometime soon
#2
sadly mate some scammers go through a few months or even years of good trading to build some feedback up for a big scam payday before disappearing :x
#3
Tell the police, they will track the payment and see he has been paid. Also same sort of thing happened to my mate, the bank gave the money back following a fraud investigation.
#4
ODB_69;3582632
I see a lock sometime soon

why?
banned#5
Spriggan;3582676
why?


Cause the only times I have seen these types of threads they have been locked
#6
Why are you highlighting this 8 months later?
#7
He's been a weird one, because he was good then bad, then good then bad....there were plenty of warnings on his threads, and the bad feedback...
#8
Have you been to see the Police yet?
#9
Do you have an address for him, would certainly be paying a visit if it happened to me :thumbsup:
#10
Yeah, report it to the police. You've got proof that your money went into a bank account, that bank account will be associated with somebody. Police is the way to go.
#11
As valid as the OPs point is about raising the awareness of such HUKD users, anything said reflects on the site and other HUKD user(s) which may be defamatory, slanderous or discrediting to HUKD therefore there is a high probability that the thread will be locked to avoid this.

Understandable as the OPs reasons are for bringing it to other peoples attention. :thumbsup:
#12
greg_68
Why are you highlighting this 8 months later?


Because it was originally just my problem and I wasn't aware of any bad doings, therefore it didn't really warrant being said out loud. Now though I've got to the stage where I found that not only me has been affected. Plus, its a last resort really.

MANJ_007
Tell the police, they will track the payment and see he has been paid. Also same sort of thing happened to my mate, the bank gave the money back following a fraud investigation.


Will that actually work then? I never bothered thinking about it due to the fact that its just one of those things. Do I get the information off the bank first, regarding statements etc, and take them down the local station?
#13
Did you not contact him via Enay & on his phone number ?

HUKD will wash thier hands of it if you didnt follow thier trader "guidelines"
banned#14
XtremeDJW;3583007
Because it was originally just my problem and I wasn't aware of any bad doings, therefore it didn't really warrant being said out loud. Now though I've got to the stage where I found that not only me has been affected. Plus, its a last resort really.

Its not the last resort as the police do take internet theft and thats what it is very seriously, as I can see you have plenty of information, and the majority of which the police would ask for , so its all a case of you making a complainrt, plus if your wise if you keep the pm`s for the guy and the thread should still be on here that is good evidence as usual.
Plus I think there is a duty of all members to highlight issues with sellers, if you think about it Watchdog on Tv do it so why not bring it to people`s attention but without being to blunt..
let us know how you get on :thumbsup:
#15
ChrisUK
Did you not contact him via Enay & on his phone number ?

HUKD will wash thier hands of it if you didnt follow thier trader "guidelines"


True. Any trading on the site is between 2 individuals and nothing to do with HUKD. Its no different from buying a dodgy DVD down the pub....nothing to do with the pub if you find later that you were duped. What you need to do is find the seller, either by contacting them directly or via the cops.

All HUKD can do based on the sellers use of the site is to ban the user account to prevent further use.
#16
ChrisUK
Did you not contact him via Enay & on his phone number ?

HUKD will wash thier hands of it if you didnt follow thier trader "guidelines"


Yeah I did, I even spoke to the guy before I went through with the transaction. I'm not taking this to HUKD as, lets be honest, they wont be able to do much and I don't see as there problem. I'm just taking care of it myself but its getting nowhere.
banned#17
XtremeDJW;3583091
Yeah I did, I even spoke to the guy before I went through with the transaction. I'm not taking this to HUKD as, lets be honest, they wont be able to do much and I don't see as there problem. I'm just taking care of it myself but its getting nowhere.

stop bleating and get down the cop shop :roll:
#18
The cops will do sweet fa - too busy catching "speeding" motorists doing 75 on the motorway.

I say track him down...........
banned#19
ChrisUK;3583120
The cops will do sweet fa - too busy catching "speeding" motorists doing 75 on the motorway.

I say track him down...........

:roll:
#20
Nokia 6500 Slide Black - Brand New rmp4 Negative Paid for item, was told item got lost in post and i would receive a refund via BT, was then told that payment was sent, but still did not receive. Sent numerous emails and was ignored. Eventually got in contact with the OP's brother who refunded me my losses

to see who left this go to OV3 feedback page
it may help
#21
HA-WAY-MAN
Nokia 6500 Slide Black - Brand New rmp4 Negative Paid for item, was told item got lost in post and i would receive a refund via BT, was then told that payment was sent, but still did not receive. Sent numerous emails and was ignored. Eventually got in contact with the OP's brother who refunded me my losses

to see who left this go to OV3 feedback page
it may help


Spoke to him already, he cleaned his inbox afterward as he got his money back.
#22
dog_cop
stop bleating and get down the cop shop :roll:


It is a civil matter, the police won't get involved.

Your best bet is to get hold of his address and start small claims proceedings against him.
banned#23
chester123;3583229
It is a civil matter, the police won't get involved.

Your best bet is to get hold of his address and start small claims proceedings against him.

its not a civil mater I should know ..ffs :roll:

infact I now give up.. well done for the scammer for doing you out of your money as its seems a waste of time trying to advise anyone anything on here ...
#24
The police will do absolutely nothing.

As I said, get his address and start small claims proceedings.
#25
your best bet is to make a complaint to the poiice for theft / deception and also make a complaint via your bank. in the end any complaint made to the police will be passed on to the bank as the deception did not happen until the money was transfered.
also it depends on where he lives????

i've had a similar problem and got scammed when i was selling a diamond ng for a freind it was £2,500, all looked ok even the payment was via a proper company like e-bay, well so i thought but ne had set up a fake site, the item was dispatched and even signed for via DHL and the money transfer was cancelled, these people are *******s take peoples hard earned cash.
#26
ChrisUK
The cops will do sweet fa - too busy catching "speeding" motorists doing 75 on the motorway.

I say track him down...........



:thumbsup: troo dat :x

i say name n shame!
#27
chester123
The police will do absolutely nothing.

As I said, get his address and start small claims proceedings.


Going thru the small claims can still cost you up to a couple of hundred quid though and theres no guarantee that the money will be returned even if the case is won.

Still worth a try though if you're prepared to shell out some more cash on principle.
#28
The fee would only be £20.
#29
chester123
The fee would only be £20.


Yep I agree its a small cost to raise the action in the court of the country concerned. Plus the plaintiff/pursuer can be ordered by the court to pay expenses up to £150 or so if they lose the case.

If the case involves cross border courts then theres further costs involved and double the process.
#30
They are obviously not going to lose so any associated costs would be added to the amount owed by the defendant.

If it is cross border small claims is not relevant.
#31
chester123
They are obviously not going to lose so any associated costs would be added to the amount owed by the defendant.

If it is cross border small claims is not relevant.


Cant say I agree with you there as I'm going thru the process at the moment and have spoken to solicitors both sides of the border on each process.

Edit : As small claims is civil action then there is no obvious outcome no matter how well you think your case to be. You still have to present your case and supporting evidence before the court. With regards to expenses even if you win your case, it is still up to the judge whether you are awarded any expenses and even if you are, its on the basis that you must provide supporting receipts and that the expense is directly related to the case. Its not an arbitrary figure thats put forward.
#32
The only thing I didn't have was his address, that's why I was hoping through this thread that someone would come forward with it.

All his other contacts have now disappeared or disconnected. Hopefully though, through the banks I should be OK when taking the info to the police.
#33
If you are involved in a claim and either one of the parties involved is not living in England and Wales you are not involved in small claims proceedings.

Small claims court is only avaliable within England and Wales.

Taken from the small claims court wesbsite: -

Small claims is suitable if:

Your claim is for a fixed amount of money (no more than £99,999.99)

Your claim is against no more than 2 defendants

You have an address in England or Wales where documents can be delivered

All defendants have an address in England or Wales where documents can be delivered

You have an e-mail address
#34
XtremeDJW
The only thing I didn't have was his address, that's why I was hoping through this thread that someone would come forward with it.

All his other contacts have now disappeared or disconnected. Hopefully though, through the banks I should be OK when taking the info to the police.


Best bet is to go to the police, that way it makes it a criminal action.
#35
Yep, police with your reciept of the bank deposit and a copy of the sale/thread/something thats proof you had an agreement of some sort.

Also ringing the banks fraud prevention dept. would maybe help, sometimes you actually get more help over the phone than face to face.

If they dont look at it seriously ask them how they would feel if it turns out theyve missed a large scale scammer using small scale tactics to avoid detection. The police maybe more interested in a £16k car than a £160 deposit, but what if theres a thousand of those deposits went before it?

I dont think this thread reflects negatively on HDUK, 'they' are everywhere. You even get scammers in games.
#36
XtremeDJW
The only thing I didn't have was his address.


...Or his landline telephone number, which are the two most important things that you need.

HUKD should make it a rule that people get this information, and if they don't, they should immediately spam "I think I've been scammed" threads like this.
#37
thesaint
...Or his landline telephone number, which are the two most important things that you need.

HUKD should make it a rule that people get this information, and if they don't, they should immediately spam "I think I've been scammed" threads like this.


I agree. To improve integrity of the sellers and the site. HUKD should think about users having to enter and validate their address and telephone details before they can post items for Sale. Of course if it were to do that they may move away from the common sense buying approach to a move structured fee approach.

theres always going to be a trade off somewhere. No matter what you do, you're never going to eradicate scammers. thats where seasoned community members play a role in bringing their experience and feedback to the site, and providing some level of advice for all buyers and sellers alike.
#38
Small claims will be a waste of time as well.

To start a small claim you need his address. If you had his address, you could sort it out a lot quicker via alternative methods !!
banned#39
ChrisUK;3584116
Small claims will be a waste of time as well.

To start a small claim you need his address. If you had his address, you could sort it out a lot quicker via alternative methods !!


and all thats gonna do is turn the victim into the criminal and the criminal to the victim in the eyes of the law...


would cost a lot more than £160 to sort that out too!
#40
No it would not. As long as he is in England or Wales it is £20 all in.

Even if he does not cough up I would be happy in knowing that he had received a CCJ for the sake of a measly £160.

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