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    I was really stupid and paid for a ring online to someone using Paypal.It was through Facebook we agreed a price, he sent me photos, all looked fine.He asked to be paid via F
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    Rip. How long has it been since you sent it? if not long then you might wanna try contacting paypal but the chances are slim so good luck.
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    (Original post by RandomName12311)
    Rip. How long has it been since you sent it? if not long then you might wanna try contacting paypal but the chances are slim so good luck.
    Two weeks, Paypal refuse to help as it was sent as F&F , so they say a 'GIFT' payment, would the Police investigate this matter when payment was sent in this manner do you know?
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    (Original post by MarkyMark221)
    Two weeks, Paypal refuse to help as it was sent as F&F , so they say a 'GIFT' payment, would the Police investigate this matter when payment was sent in this manner do you know?
    Depends how much money was involved if it was under 5k the police wont recognise it as a high value scam
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    (Original post by MarkyMark221)
    Two weeks, Paypal refuse to help as it was sent as F&F , so they say a 'GIFT' payment, would the Police investigate this matter when payment was sent in this manner do you know?
    That's on you, then. Why would you send it as friends and family when you know fine well you lose buyer protection...
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    That's on you, then. Why would you send it as friends and family when you know fine well you lose buyer protection...
    They suggested it in the chats, I didn't realise I couldn't dispute it. It's still fraud at the end of the day and deception surely the Police would investigate
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    (Original post by MarkyMark221)
    They suggested it in the chats, I didn't realise I couldn't dispute it. It's still fraud at the end of the day and deception surely the Police would investigate
    You really don't know how stretched our public services are, do you?
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    How expensive a lesson has this been OP?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    How expensive a lesson has this been OP?
    £900
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    Track their IP and hunt them down, don't let them get away with this
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Track their IP and hunt them down, don't let them get away with this
    Gonna write a GUI interface using Visual Basic to track the thief's IP address?
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    Gonna write a GUI interface using Visual Basic to track the thief's IP address?
    That is a great idea, I'll do it using java though
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    That is a great idea, I'll do it using java though
    https://youtu.be/hkDD03yeLnU
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    I will need your help with it though
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    what a horrible experience. there are many nasty people out there.
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    I hope this story is genuinely true. Please don't reproduce either by the way.
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    (Original post by FlintofBavaria)
    I hope this story is genuinely true. Please don't reproduce either by the way.
    I doubt anyone is that gullible/stupid
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    (Original post by paulaxw)
    I doubt anyone is that gullible/stupid
    It's a pretty common scam, which is why PayPal put warnings all around telling you there'll be no buyer protection if you pay by friends and family.
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    It's a pretty common scam, which is why PayPal put warnings all around telling you there'll be no buyer protection if you pay by friends and family.
    Really? I’m actually surprised people get scammed this way lmao
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    Nasty lesson, but yeah, should have seen that coming, reputable dealers don't ask you to make dodgy payments, Friends & family means people you trust and presumably can physically locate, a stranger selling stuff on facebook is the exact opposite :/

    I don't see the police being much help tbh unless you can provide them with proof and an ID, and even then *shrug*
 
 
 
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