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Got scammed by a business partner, ideas how to deal with him?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sunglass dude, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. sunglass dude

    sunglass dude Newbie

    Oct 10, 2012
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    Hey guys,

    I really need your advice!

    So here's the story - I'm in to the used vehicle business for a while. Buying in Germany and reselling in Lithuania. Nothing big. Usually when I buy the car I have to send additional 1000-2000eur to the seller as a bail that the car will be taken with transportation company to my country. After I send relevant documents they send me the bail back. About 99% I have no problems, because they are scared from the authorities. Sometimes I have to threaten them so they send me the money back, but always this goes pretty well for me. But this time the seller has no fear, he is not German but Turkish. I have threaten him in any way possible but nothing works. He says just telling from day to day that he don't receive my emails, forgot to send it, is on a vacation and now he is not sneering the phone. For me going to Germany by myself would be to expensive and sending this case to court would be to time-consuming.

    All I have is his FAX, two telephone numbers and email. I'm thinking maybe I could spam his devices and email, that would hurt his business and he would send the money back.

    Any ideas? Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Dec 26, 2010
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    That all sounds incredibly childish. If your business model guarantee was based on fear from authorities and threats from yourself, you need to take another look at your business model. And if spamming his contact methods is your solution, you need to take yet another look at your business model.

    This is something that should be handled in court, provided your business concept isn't illegal or in a gray area. In which case, you're on your own pal. Not your personal army, etc etc.
  3. MonsterMag

    MonsterMag Power Member

    May 2, 2015
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    There is not much you can do if you don't want to go to authorities. I doubt that spamming his devices will help you too. It's not hard to file against someone in Germany. Contact his local police station and explain your situation.
  4. LostConnection

    LostConnection Senior Member

    Jul 20, 2014
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    You honestly sent a Turkish car dealer money without any proper precautions? Congrats man, you deserve to be scammed.

    Nothing against Turkish car dealers in Germany by the way, I've dealt with five of them myself, always got a good car and everything was as they said. But if you send them money and expect them to send it back... Well, I wouldn't hold my breath.