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    Just got scammed on ebay

    Bought an iphone 4 from a seller called jodie4john on ebay. They took my money and didnt deliver the phone. They have just stolen £411.50 from me. Be careful out there people, a lot of scammers now its discusting.

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    Did you pay by Paypal? If so you will be covered.

    Start a dispute.
    Things to be aware of seeing as there are issues:
    1) If you do get sent a package, open it in front of the postman in case it's full of paper to the weight of a phone
    2) If you do get sent the phone, be aware that some people sell their phones, having taken out insurance and then claim it has been stolen and get the phone barred.
    3) If you can, buy a phone from a reputable retailer or seller next time.

    Did you check the feedback of the seller?

    Banned

    With a name like jodie4john is there any surprise?!?!?

    master_chief

    With a name like jodie4john is there any surprise?!?!?



    you dont think Jodie actually has feelings for John then??!

    3 private feedback and you handed over 400 notes

    Original Poster

    It wasn't private before i bought the phone. They had many items sold in the past its just that its past a year. I did paypay by paypal but i want to open an a case on ebay. The ebay buyer protection should refund my money in full. But i have to wait til the 14th for some reason. A paypal dispute will only recover the money thats left on the sellers account which could be 1p. I cant do a paypal dispute and a case on ebay, Its one or the other. Ill let you guys know how it goes.

    Original Poster

    Oh and it was 100% feedback before I left a negative. That's when the scammer decided to change there feeback to private.

    its sounds to me like hes had his account hacked where did you pay the money too ?

    duhwud

    Oh and it was 100% feedback before I left a negative. That's when the … Oh and it was 100% feedback before I left a negative. That's when the scammer decided to change there feeback to private.



    probs shouldt have left feedback yet

    surely as he has low feedback paypal won't release funds to him? unless that has changed again?

    Original Poster

    the porter

    its sounds to me like hes had his account hacked where did you pay the … its sounds to me like hes had his account hacked where did you pay the money too ?



    I pay the money through paypal to this email address [email protected]live.co.uk. It was wasn't outside eBay either.
    Edited by: "duhwud" 3rd Jan 2011

    Banned

    numptyj

    you dont think Jodie actually has feelings for John then??!



    I'm sure she's all for him...

    Original Poster

    master_chief

    I'm sure she's all for him...



    Maybe Jodie broke up with John and then decided to scam me
    Edited by: "duhwud" 3rd Jan 2011

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    duhwud

    It wasn't private before i bought the phone. They had many items sold in … It wasn't private before i bought the phone. They had many items sold in the past its just that its past a year. I did paypay by paypal but i want to open an a case on ebay. The ebay buyer protection should refund my money in full. But i have to wait til the 14th for some reason. A paypal dispute will only recover the money thats left on the sellers account which could be 1p. I cant do a paypal dispute and a case on ebay, Its one or the other. Ill let you guys know how it goes.



    it doesnt matter what you WANT. you open a case via PayPal.. you are covered.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    OWNED. Stupid buying a second hand phone anyway as they normally just … OWNED. Stupid buying a second hand phone anyway as they normally just block them as soon as the paypal window has expired through an insurance scam.



    I have learnt my lesson, wont be buying anything from ebay again. Well I don't have any money left either.

    Banned

    duhwud

    I have learnt my lesson, wont be buying anything from ebay again. Well I … I have learnt my lesson, wont be buying anything from ebay again. Well I don't have any money left either.



    DUH. paypal.Covered?

    Im so confused by this thread, did you buy via ebay? Or pay via paypal gift separate through the email you posted above?

    If you paid via ebay using paypal you will be covered.

    duhwud

    I have learnt my lesson, wont be buying anything from ebay again. Well I … I have learnt my lesson, wont be buying anything from ebay again. Well I don't have any money left either.



    I have been buying stuff from eBay for over ten years, never had a problem, but I only buy from reliable sellers with a long record of good feedback.

    unless it was 32gb i can't see the point in buying it for that much through ebay.

    Good luck on getting paypal to give you the money back. Shouldn't be too hard if you went through the normal channels.

    410 quid on a second hand phone!!! good god man!!!!
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