Found 26th Dec 2009
Hello,.

I paid someone for an xbox on here and they have not been back on since the 16th. I have spoke to one of the mods but it looks like i have been scammed.
Has anyone been scammed like this? I am not sur4 what i should do. Who would i report it to? what is my chances of getting any money back. I know it was a BT rather than paypal so i dont think i can get anything back.

Thanks in advance.

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Have you tried ringing them??

if you paid via paypal gift there really is no chance of getting your money back through them. I think the most hukd can do is ban the person in question although I'm not sure if that happens.

who was the seller? have you checked his feedback does he have many negs?

I've had a look at the seller and 2 of his items have been locked pending validity on his pictures, hopefully a mod will be able to help with this one.

Good luck!

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the2ocan;7334530

Have you tried ringing them??


yeah, just ring them up. I trust you followed the fs/ft guidelines...........

tbh, that had scam written all over it. Brand new member with hardly any posts and only 1 feedback. Especially considering the 1 feedback was for an xbox controller taken from his brand new xbox purchase. And then he was selling it 2 weeks later and claiming it was 7 months old. Just didnt add up.

csiman;7334610

yeah, just ring them up. I trust you followed the fs/ft … yeah, just ring them up. I trust you followed the fs/ft guidelines...........tbh, that had scam written all over it. Brand new member with hardly any posts and only 1 feedback.



Also didn't reply on the thread. You might wanna warn the other guy incase the seller tells him its not been sold and says he can have it taking away £65

Thats the problem with dealing on here you have to be REALLY careful - the user has 1 feedback so it could be just a case of the guy not being on

Has anyone been scammed like this?



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nobody who has ever followed the FS/FT rules has ever been scammed on here to my knowledge

Got scammed on here in June, Guy called Sam Thorley. Paid for an Xbox360 via BT and never heard anything back or recieved the xbox I paid for. Took him to court, he got a 'warning' despite several other people taking him to court for the same thing and I got told there was no way he would have to refund me, resulting in a complete lack of confidence in the justice system. There are some pr*cks out there. Sorry to hear about this mate, hope it gets sorted out and results in a better outcome than mine did.

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Third time lucky - have you tried ringing him?

You should also have his address so I suggest you invest in some big mates and some baseball bats.

Original Poster

Sorry its took so long to reply. Had some bad news in the family and havent been on..

No i didnt follow the rules completely. I didnt get his address. Stupid i know.

I mean i have his account number and sort code, Is there anything i can do with the,. Maybe sell them to someone for £65 lol.

How would i report this to the police just walk into the station and report it or what?

thanks for everyones replys

Robthedude;7360436

Sorry its took so long to reply. Had some bad news in the family and … Sorry its took so long to reply. Had some bad news in the family and havent been on.. No i didnt follow the rules completely. I didnt get his address. Stupid i know. I mean i have his account number and sort code, Is there anything i can do with the,. Maybe sell them to someone for £65 lol. How would i report this to the police just walk into the station and report it or what? thanks for everyones replys



So you didn't get his address. Did you get his telephone number?

Original Poster

Number doesnt work...

Robthedude;7360517

Number doesnt work...



You need to speak with your Bank. Not too sure if they can reverse the bank transfer.

Original Poster

Ok cool I will try them first thing in the morning.

I just wondered if it was a police matter.

Robthedude;7360776

Ok cool I will try them first thing in the morning. I just wondered if it … Ok cool I will try them first thing in the morning. I just wondered if it was a police matter.



Unfortunately with the ( lack of ) information you have I doubt
the police could do anything even if they wanted too.
Your best bet is try your bank i think......
Good luck

In this thread he reckoned he posted first to two people,so maybe trying messaging them and see if he did, they might have contact details,in one thread he said he was based in Essex.

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I'm sorry but did you really expect to get a xbox for £65?

Inc all that extra stuff and delivery

If it's too good to be true it generally is, Just do basic price break down.

20 gig hdd around £20
controller Around £13
Official Microsoft Plug and Play Kit around £6
delivery £7
Official Microsoft VGA HD Cable around £9
Official Microsoft AV Cable this would be a component one due to the age so £5

So you get a xbox for a grand total of £5

Come on you must be having a laugh.

sven256;7360999

I'm sorry but did you really expect to get a xbox for £65?Inc all that … I'm sorry but did you really expect to get a xbox for £65?Inc all that extra stuff and deliveryIf it's too good to be true it generally is, Just do basic price break down.20 gig hdd around £20controller Around £13Official Microsoft Plug and Play Kit around £6delivery £7Official Microsoft VGA HD Cable around £9Official Microsoft AV Cable this would be a component one due to the age so £5So you get a xbox for a grand total of £5 Come on you must be having a laugh.



On behalf of the op I would just like to thank you for all your help.
I am sure that this will help get the money back, make the op feel better
and help the op forget how mistakes were made in this transaction.
Thank again :whistling:

sven256;7360999

I'm sorry but did you really expect to get a xbox for £65?Inc all that … I'm sorry but did you really expect to get a xbox for £65?Inc all that extra stuff and deliveryIf it's too good to be true it generally is, Just do basic price break down.20 gig hdd around £20controller Around £13Official Microsoft Plug and Play Kit around £6delivery £7Official Microsoft VGA HD Cable around £9Official Microsoft AV Cable this would be a component one due to the age so £5So you get a xbox for a grand total of £5 Come on you must be having a laugh.



Irrevelvant post. He knows he's been scammed, we know he's been scammed. He's probably embarrassed and extremely pee'd off. What he needs to hear is advice going forward, so if you can, help him out.

simon012;7361080

On behalf of the op I would just like to thank you for all your help.I am … On behalf of the op I would just like to thank you for all your help.I am sure that this will help get the money back, make the op feel betterand help the op forget how mistakes were made in this transaction.Thank again :whistling:



Foxy102;7361115

Irrevelvant post. He knows he's been scammed, we know he's been scammed. … Irrevelvant post. He knows he's been scammed, we know he's been scammed. He's probably embarrassed and extremely pee'd off. What he needs to hear is advice going forward, so if you can, help him out.



Well it may help people to use their head in future, and thinking before going ahead with a deal.

I'm sure we all know the chances of the original poster getting his money back are slim to zero.

About the only thing he can do is report it to the police, for what good that will do.

Even with 20+ people reporting the same person, they may only just be bothered looking into it.

There was recently a massive thread on the av forums, about a guy who was conning quite a few a week, every week. And there were having a hard time getting the police doing anything.

i got scammed buying a psp once on here, lost about £65, just gotta live wid it.

There isn't much you or the mods can do tbh.

Original Poster

Yeh Simon nice one. If you've got nothing helpful to say keep it to yourself. I just figured you could get them cheap at the moment as this guy sold his from right undr my nose. hotukdeals.com/ite…-me

I had used this site a few times and just stupidly decided to trust people. I know its the individuals and not the site but i will find it hard to buy from someone uless i am collecting from here now.

The guys name is Derek perkins and I have his account number and sort code which i might post on here so hopefully people will check him out before they send money. (maybe someone can scam him too)

I am greatful to those who have helped me.

Thanks again

Rob

Robthedude;7361644

Yeh Simon nice one. If you've got nothing helpful to say keep it to … Yeh Simon nice one. If you've got nothing helpful to say keep it to yourself. I just figured you could get them cheap at the moment as this guy sold his from right undr my nose. http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/557583/xbox-360-premium-60gb-model-sold-meI had used this site a few times and just stupidly decided to trust people. I know its the individuals and not the site but i will find it hard to buy from someone uless i am collecting from here now. The guys name is Derek perkins and I have his account number and sort code which i might post on here so hopefully people will check him out before they send money. (maybe someone can scam him too)I am greatful to those who have helped me. Thanks againRob




I was only pointing out it was not really useful information ( sarcasticaly )
I hope you did not take it that i wrote/agree with it.
I was/have been trying to help..................Maybe i took it the wrong way, oh well.



Happy New Year all see you in 2010

Original Poster

No simon sorry my grammer was ***** then I was sayin thank you to you and moaning at the other guy, lol sorry. I see how you took it like that not i have read it back lol..

take it as a cost to learn. At least now we know you will never be scammed like this again, possibly saving you more money than this.
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