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    Been conned on Shpock

    Cut a long story short paid for phone with usual Paypay and phone did not arrive and ignored all emails. now awaiting money back off PayPal.

    The point I wanted to make is no one cares! tried to report to fraud online and at the end says civil matter contact citizens advice? police don't want to know and they have more important things so my question is what next? forget it and let the scum scam someone else? I have mobiles of scum and PayPal but no one cares? is it a wonder why so much of this goes on as the scum seem to have a "get out of jail card"

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    Name and shame them on here and all over facebook

    Second hand phones. Been there done that. Never again. I figure they can sell easy to family of friends but they know it's duff or just out to con with phantom adverts.

    Don't send money via paypal to people you do not know. Much like on Gumtree, pay cash on collection as it is a common scam to take paypal and not send anything. Hopefully paypal will pay out so at least you are not out of pocket.
    Edited by: "cdm22" 15th Feb

    Schpock is a pile of **** for fake items and scam listings. I was after a g920 steering wheel. Almost daily a new scammer would offer one for £50, along with pandora charms, GHD straighteners, Go Pros etc. All about 25% of rrp. I'd warn everyone it was a scam, reported it to schpock etc. No one would listen, deal too good. Couple of days later people would post saying they'd been scammed.

    If it's too good to be true, it is. Always collect in person.

    Mikey_b

    Schpock is a pile of **** for fake items and scam listings. I was after a … Schpock is a pile of **** for fake items and scam listings. I was after a g920 steering wheel. Almost daily a new scammer would offer one for £50, along with pandora charms, GHD straighteners, Go Pros etc. All about 25% of rrp. I'd warn everyone it was a scam, reported it to schpock etc. No one would listen, deal too good. Couple of days later people would post saying they'd been scammed. If it's too good to be true, it is. Always collect in person.



    And it's easy to know if they're a scam as they always reply with "hey Hun" and something like it has to be friends and family PayPal as they've only got a new account. Reverse image search usually finds the product on an eBay listing a few years back.

    You sent money over the internet to someone you don't know, you deserved to be scammed!!

    Daftfool666

    You sent money over the internet to someone you don't know, you deserved … You sent money over the internet to someone you don't know, you deserved to be scammed!!


    Nobody deserves to be scammed!

    Mikey_b

    And it's easy to know if they're a scam as they always reply with "hey … And it's easy to know if they're a scam as they always reply with "hey Hun" and something like it has to be friends and family PayPal as they've only got a new account. Reverse image search usually finds the product on an eBay listing a few years back.


    Well I must be as dodgy as all heck then as I often call people hun and if posting, request payment via PayPal friends and family. oO

    Neo-uk

    Name and shame them on here and all over facebook



    The problem there is you could be naming and shaming an innocent person, as they could be using a fake name too. As I suspect that was the case for me on Shpock.

    I can't understand how can someone pay for item it has never seen? PayPal is not that safe as people think; even on eBay with all protections you can easily loose money. My mates sold phones on eBay, get money by PayPal and just after receiving item, buyer reports it is faulty. And what do you think?-PayPal accepts return and refunds money to buyer. Buyer post item by recovered mail, seller receives box full of sweets instead of phone. PayPal wouldn't like to hear anything and closes case. So be careful !

    you get so litle protection with paypal its only worth using it fr fast food. credit card best fr purchases over a ton. u learnt the hard way. unlucky!

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    Daftfool666

    You sent money over the internet to someone you don't know, you deserved … You sent money over the internet to someone you don't know, you deserved to be scammed!!



    ​Yes. I think we all send money over the internet to people we don't know??

    Original Poster

    thanks all. we live and learn.


    Shpock like gumtree for FACE to FACE transactions anything else avoid no matter how genuine the bargain appears

    chuckiedoll

    Well I must be as dodgy as all heck then as I often call people hun and … Well I must be as dodgy as all heck then as I often call people hun and if posting, request payment via PayPal friends and family. oO




    Why would you call strangers hun?
    and they lose any protection paying through friends, so yes dodgy!

    AnnaMak

    Why would you call strangers hun?and they lose any protection paying … Why would you call strangers hun?and they lose any protection paying through friends, so yes dodgy!


    I don't sell high value items, so generally not a problem.

    mattmerch

    Shpock like gumtree for FACE to FACE transactions anything else avoid no … Shpock like gumtree for FACE to FACE transactions anything else avoid no matter how genuine the bargain appears



    Yes 100%. If you wanted to buy something from a market trader and they said they're out of that size/colour but had it in their storeroom, and you should pay them cash now and they'll mail it when they go back to their storeroom at the end of the day, would you do it? Of course not... and doing it on Shpock is even worse, since you've never met the seller at all.
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