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been scammed via paypal

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nakaam30, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. nakaam30

    nakaam30 Regular Member

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    alright so been talking to a respected memeber on an other forum about making me a bot and been discussing the details on skype for 2 days so he seemed to know his stuff, he requested half the price upfront so i sent him the money, once he got it he was like you been scammed bye.. should i fil a dispute on paypal, i mean i have the skype chat log as evidence but will it be enough since it's an intangible item. is there a chance of getting the money back?
     
  2. eXampL

    eXampL Power Member

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    Yes there is if you act fast. File a dispute and call paypal to escalate it to a claim asap
     
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    i've been trying to call them on this number + 353 1 526 4494 but there is only music playing, im not getting any instructions or something, is there any number i can call them on?
     
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  6. nakaam30

    nakaam30 Regular Member

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    when calling this number 1 (888) 221-1161 i get a recorded message u've reached a non working number, i'm calling them from skype which has credit on it, i'm from outside the US
     
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    That is why you shouldn't trust someone you don't know or you haven't worked with him or her in the past. So try to file a dispute but i think that it would be just a waste of time. That would function on ebay and aliexpress but with paypal members i don't know :)
     
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    Just file the dispute first, you can try calling them later.
     
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    thank you everyone, i have reached paypal support via the phone after 10 minutes of trying, i have explained to the agent the whole situation and she filed a dispute on my behalf, i know i could've just filed the dispute first but i wasn't sure whether the evidence i had against the guy is valid enough so i wanted to check with paypal if the ecidence i have would stand in my favor, i have the PMs where he contacted me first, and the chatlog disucssing the details and where he clearly said it's a scam, now the guy is apologzying on skype saying it was a joke.

     
  11. Intruder

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    BTW whats his paypal email id and username; and the forum you get scammed on; might as well save others from being scammed.
     
  12. nakaam30

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    he just refunded me the money, he is sticking to that this was a joke since i told him earlier that i'm very sciptical to scammers online, i kept negociating the upfront price to minimum but he insisted on paying half upfront and i ended up accpeting since i want to get the job asap...he's saying the joke was build on my paranoia of getting scammed "i've been scammed before ".. im still not sure while it was a legit scam attempt or a a genuin joke from his end but he indeed set me off balance
     
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    Lol scammers are evolving , they are being honest now , I mean : "You got scammed" wtf xD
     
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    this guy should be taught a lesson stupid scumbag
     
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    Simply open a dispute telling you are buying a physical good :) Seller have no chance to prove the delivery so you will surely get money back :)
     
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    Wow what a douche. Here's hoping he gets testicular cancer at an early age.
     
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    I'm glad he refunded you the money. I'm just blown that after saying he scammed you in freakin writing he said that he was "just joking" when you told him about the dispute. I guess he didn't like you changing the punch line.
     
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    that's what i think