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tommibear202
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Mar 22, 2011 13:11 as a reply to  @ post 12070213 |  #316

Hey Louie,

Any contacts from seller since 6 days ago?

or did communications end quickly?




  
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Mar 22, 2011 13:12 |  #317

For as much money as PayPal is holding the world hostage for in online payments, the least you think they could do is offer top-tier, worry free transactions, and customer service as good as Canon's!


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Mar 22, 2011 14:17 |  #318

tommibear202 wrote in post #12070294 (external link)
Hey Louie,

Any contacts from seller since 6 days ago?

or did communications end quickly?

Haven't heard from him since last week.




  
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Mar 22, 2011 14:47 |  #319

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In that case, I think a subpoena needs to be issues...Louie, if you can, do take this route.

This is your best bet. Check your jurisdiction, but it is typically allowed to file a 'John Doe' complaint and use the subpoena power to request relevant and discoverable informaiton from various sources to ascertain the identity of the perpetrator (or, in this instance, the actual paypal account holder whose account was highjacked so that you can work together to get the monies refunded). Go file a complaint and at the same time prepare a subpoena to paypal for the court's signature and requst any and all information regarding or relating to [transaction number], or [account name for the time period of]. That sort of thing. Just a thought...I'm quite unfamiliar with PayPal's account policies though.


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Mar 22, 2011 15:58 |  #320

When I filed the complaint on this fool, I didnt have to wait for a time for the seller to reply to the complaint. The second I clicked to report a complaint Paypal stated there was a problem with this account and that I should immediately excellerate the claim, which I did. So there is a possibility that my complaint sunday before last at least got thier attention. They were supposed to forward the information to their fraud department that day based on the peculiarity of the situation and the highly suspect email address listed for the account holder, just a random bunch of letters@yahoo.com (external link).




  
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Mar 22, 2011 22:07 |  #321

I'm late to this party, but I just thought I'd mention that I was contacted by this same person last week in response to a WTB entry. My gut told me to blow him off, and I did. However, I have saved his pm's and will be happy to share them if anyone needs any of the info he provided me. I will say that i just saw that the user has been banned.


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Mar 22, 2011 22:18 |  #322

sarch99 wrote in post #12073652 (external link)
I'm late to this party, but I just thought I'd mention that I was contacted by this same person last week in response to a WTB entry. My gut told me to blow him off, and I did. However, I have saved his pm's and will be happy to share them if anyone needs any of the info he provided me. I will say that i just saw that the user has been banned.

Really? For a 1.4x TC? I suppose this one wasn't trying to be too greedy.

You really have to be careful with WTB responses. I stopped posting WTB listings, just too many people responding with no posting history and most of the time they were members less than sixty days. Be extremely careful when someone responds and I know I've said it many times in this thread but check their post history and only deal with people who contribute here.


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Mar 22, 2011 22:47 |  #323

K6AZ wrote in post #12073724 (external link)
Really? For a 1.4x TC? I suppose this one wasn't trying to be too greedy.

You really have to be careful with WTB responses. I stopped posting WTB listings, just too many people responding with no posting history and most of the time they were members less than sixty days. Be extremely careful when someone responds and I know I've said it many times in this thread but check their post history and only deal with people who contribute here.

Yes, exactly. After reading this thread, I have decided I won't ever post another WTB.....just seems to be asking for trouble. I played it safe and bought a refurb from Adorama.


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Mar 22, 2011 22:58 |  #324

WTB section does seem like a scammers paradise. If your not doing your homework. Scammer doesn't need any posts to respond to your wtb.




  
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Mar 23, 2011 04:34 |  #325

The person this thread is about had been a member since January, no telling how many contacts he had made over that time. A lot of people have low post counts on this forum. I ignored too many warning signs that my good sense was trying to alert me too. That is how many people get tripped up... trusting a few good signs and ignoring the bad. I guess we want to believe that people in general are good. Ive enjoyed buying and selling and using Canon equipment and sharing and though Ive been tagged for a substantial loss, I will just be more careful in the future with amounts I dont want to lose. I will not let this tard ruin my enjoyment of this hobby.
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Mar 23, 2011 05:41 |  #326

Holy cow I just realized I received a PM from this guy too in response to a WTB ad that I posted last week. It didn't cross my mind until just now, because I remember I had received a PM from a user with a 0 post count and I immediately flagged it as a scammer and moved on. But he gave me the same email address in his PM that was listed in this thread, and told me he could provide me with his eBay feedback if needed.

Crazy crazy....


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Mar 23, 2011 11:36 |  #327
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i dont have thousands of posts, but i did just sell a lens on here for thousands of dollars, i dont have an ebay account so the buyer sent me a personal check....scary on his part i know but we talked on the cell phone and via email and he even had my personal facebook url....if a seller is not willing to make you feel comfortable about the sale...back out.




  
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Mar 23, 2011 17:47 |  #328

LNJ Photography wrote in post #12076629 (external link)
i dont have thousands of posts, but i did just sell a lens on here for thousands of dollars, i dont have an ebay account so the buyer sent me a personal check....scary on his part i know but we talked on the cell phone and via email and he even had my personal facebook url....if a seller is not willing to make you feel comfortable about the sale...back out.

I once sold a $500 gaming setup to someone on ebay, and had several online and phone discussions with him. That didn't stop him from trying to file an unauthorized use chargeback with his credit card. I had his address and his signature, so I'm not sure what he was trying to pull. People will attempt to scam you, whether or not they seem sincere. Trust no one--except me :D


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Mar 23, 2011 18:07 |  #329

MOkoFOko wrote in post #12078982 (external link)
I once sold a $500 gaming setup to someone on ebay, and had several online and phone discussions with him. That didn't stop him from trying to file an unauthorized use chargeback with his credit card. I had his address and his signature, so I'm not sure what he was trying to pull. People will attempt to scam you, whether or not they seem sincere. Trust no one--except me :D

What happened there? Did it get refunded?


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Mar 23, 2011 18:12 |  #330

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What happened there? Did it get refunded?

Typical dispute--I won because I met all of the requirements (signature over $250, delivery confirmation). The address was confirmed, so that was really a no-brainer there. Within a short period, he actually bought like $5000+ worth of high-end goods, likely thinking he could get away with it.

People will keep attempting to get away with this stuff, mostly because they're not going to send cops out to deal with these types. It's like the wild-west online.


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