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    Possible my friend has been scammed and potentially many others....

    (YOU DONT HAVE TO READ THIS PART, I AM JUST EXPLAINING WHAT HAD HAPPENED PRIOR TO PURCHASE, SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM TO READ MY ACTUAL QUESTION!).

    So my friend purchased this amazing offer which was doing the rounds on facebook, the company has been around for 10 years+ and has/had over 165,000 likes on facebook with good reviews when searching in google. There was no reason to question them. The service my friend required (physical service not goods), was £80 and usually this kind of service costs upwards of £250, but they were offering this special price to celebrate 10 years in the business or something along those lines.

    Anyway, being a service which requires you to travel to them and get the service done, they still required you to book it on their website and pay via debit/credit card on their website via a unique link they sent. My friend booked it and they replied back within a day or 2 with a date for which the service was booked in for. So the booking was made in August and the date for the job to be done was in November, again we both didn't think the 3 month wait was odd as on facebook it appears to show 100's of people going for this offer.

    Anyway, less than 1 month has passed all of a sudden this 10 year old facebook business page was non existent, their website completely removed, instagram gone, twitter gone..etc..etc. Alarm bells ringing...

    Website then updated and mentioned something about the business being sold on the 12th of September to someone called Yossif Ahmed who apparently was supposed to honour previous service sales, but apparently is not doing so.

    To me all this seemed like a very thought through scam. I think 1000+ people must of taken this deal which would equate to 40k to 100k i reckon.

    My friend paid with a debit card and is going to try to go via their bank to put in a dispute. But with past experience i know banks do nothing for you when using a debit card. The payment name on the bank statement is completely different to the company doing this service/works.

    My question for now is:

    How do you find who owns the company which is printed on the bank statement?.I have tried companies house with no luck.

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    Banned

    This isnt helping anyone

    Contact the police and your bank it's fraud, then again the way your hiding what the service actually is makes me think it's something dodgy.

    Does your friends debit card have a Visa logo on it ?

    I'm just trying to work out what this 'physical service' is....few things spring to mind...I will guess escort?

    n00dles0up

    I'm just trying to work out what this 'physical service' is....few things … I'm just trying to work out what this 'physical service' is....few things spring to mind...I will guess escort?



    ​Pure filth could just be a lube job or a quick blow over

    Original Poster

    n00dles0up

    I'm just trying to work out what this 'physical service' is....few things … I'm just trying to work out what this 'physical service' is....few things spring to mind...I will guess escort?



    No its a service on a motor vehicle.

    Its really irrelevant to the matter though, a service offered is a service regardless of what category it falls under.

    Original Poster

    kester76

    Does your friends debit card have a Visa logo on it ?



    I presume so, although wont know this till tomorrow. I have a visa logo on mine and i wasn't covered a year or so ago on something.

    Original Poster

    YouDontWantToKnow

    This isnt helping anyone



    What do you mean?

    I am just asking a simple question... look at the bottom of the original post.

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    J4GG4

    What do you mean?I am just asking a simple question... look at the bottom … What do you mean?I am just asking a simple question... look at the bottom of the original post.



    No offence mate. It is not very clear.

    Original Poster

    YouDontWantToKnow

    No offence mate. It is not very clear.



    Im sure its all written in english?

    Here it is again:

    My question for now is:

    How do you find who owns the company which is printed on the bank statement?.I have tried companies house with no luck.

    Banned

    J4GG4

    Im sure its all written in english?Here it is again:My question for now … Im sure its all written in english?Here it is again:My question for now is:How do you find who owns the company which is printed on the bank statement?.I have tried companies house with no luck.



    Give me all the info you have, everything. Name? ltd company number? vat number? Address? Tel number? The link to the deal? If its legit I will find it

    YouDontWantToKnow

    Give me all the info you have, everything. Name? ltd company number? vat … Give me all the info you have, everything. Name? ltd company number? vat number? Address? Tel number? The link to the deal? If its legit I will find it


    Your not Columbo by any chance ??? X)

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    summerof76

    Your not Columbo by any chance ??? X)



    Clever enough to know this thread was marked as spam 5 minutes ago & has reappeared?

    & yes... most people can be found just by a few traces.

    Hopefully no one knows I live in Coventry & my birthday is the 4 of March

    Banned

    J4GG4

    [Im sure its all written in english?



    The whole is a con & resides outside the UK


    kester76

    Does your friends debit card have a Visa logo on it ?


    It was cash in hand X)

    Check out who.is and put in their web address and it will give you details of ownership hopefully. Is it this company? If so registered in Canada
    Technical Contact Information:
    Name
    Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0143029667
    Organization
    Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0143029667
    Address
    96 Mowat Ave
    City
    Toronto
    State / Province
    ON
    Postal Code
    M6K 3M1
    Country
    CA
    Phone
    +1.4165385457
    Email
    [email protected]contactprivacy.com

    Information Updated: 2016-09-27 00:11:52


    Edited by: "hutchir9" 27th Sep 2016

    Getting your ride pimped? X)

    Give us more information about the company so can dig deeper. Without names, can't do much.

    I don't think you get any protection with debit card.

    Ring the bank - report fraud and insist on a chargeback- service not provided.


    And try not to be so stupid in future.
    Edited by: "mas99" 27th Sep 2016

    Did you go to school?

    summerof76

    Your not Columbo by any chance ??? X)


    both are a pain but they always come back on top

    First mistake is using facebook. Full of scammers and nosey people with nothing better to do than broadcast their lives to strangers for attention

    Hope she gets money bak tho lol
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