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randomquickness

Scammed by a member on this forum

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I bought a sub box with a boston acoustics amp and jl 8" sub from a classified on here. I paid on November 11th and the seller won't respond to my calls or emails. Is there anything I can do? I noticed the FS thread has been taken down. Thanks!

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With paypal

Go to your PayPal account and open that transaction. Then click on "Resolution Center" to file a claim.

Do this now as 45 days is limit.

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Paypal is usually pretty good with these things..

Good luck

Edited by mb7000

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from paypal:

"We're sorry, but this transaction cannot be disputed because it is not a purchase of goods or services. Please contact the recipient directly."

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Probably did it as a gift huh... sorry to hear this.

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Not sure how it is not goods or services?? What is it then.

Did you use a charge card to pay Paypal? If so you might be able to dispute the charge.

Now this may be controversial but I think you should post the name and information of the seller here along with the details of the transaction. Then let the seller respond if he chooses to do so. We would all benefit by knowing if a member is not to be trusted.

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I can't remember which payment option i used but apparently it was wrong! I would be happy to post his info if i had it but we contacted via txt/calling as his number was in the fs thread. Since the thread was taken down i can't get his forum name. I never sent him a pm either.

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I am not sure that Loren has the time, or should get involved in these types of disputes, it could take up way too much of his time, etc. but at least making the old post available would be appropriate. If there is a member out there "selling" stuff here that is not for real we should all know it.

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If the offender can be identified I would want to see him banned from a forum that I was running and identified (by name).

However, it is nearly impossible to permanently ban someone. They can always come up with fictitious accounts/etc. and continue to scam people.

Be careful I guess is the bottom line!

I like to talk to someone on the phone before buying something or encourage people to call me. You can get a better sense of legitimacy over the phone as opposed to through PMs or emails.

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I did talk tto him on the phone and he seemed fine. And he had a high post count so seems to be relatively active on here...i'll update if anything happens on this end.

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I would not name the seller on the forum yet. If he is an active member on this forum I doubt he is here to scam anyone. Perhaps something is going on in his life and he hasn't been on the computer. When I was in hospital and then recovering at home I didn't touch a computer for over six weeks.

I would contact Loren to advise on the next course of action. Maybe he can check when he was last online.

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So far I have not been able to identify the posting or the poster.

The company is commercial and any commercial posts are not allowed in our Classifieds section.

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Just thought I'd update...USAA (my bank) reimbursed me for the full amount. I'm glad but honestly the money isn't as big of a deal as getting that guy banned if only we could figure out who he was on here.

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Lol after the payment was revoked i got texts from this winner.

"Omg dude...sooo sorry about that mess...do u still want it?"

"no"

"Ok sorry..ill do 150 if u change ur mind by monday"

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