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I got scammed by a member here - what to do ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lmxftw, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. lmxftw

    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    So I made an off BST deal as i needed a more custom order (on skype) with a service provider from this forum...

    The deal was for him to deliver some links to me, and after all the back and forth he decided on his price and his TAT (50$ ~ 7 days).

    The client who needed these links delivered asked me for an incomplete report 2 days in and a TAT, provider was ok with that and my client accepted the TAT the provider stated

    The provider from here did deliver a report of ~20% of the links i asked for in the first 2 days, which was good but after that no more contact occurred between us until 2 days after the TAT. Inquiring about my final report of the work, the provider state that he was away and he will check up on the work done to see if it's ready...

    here's how it went from there :)

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    [9/1/2013 11:33:44 PM] mihai marin: ok[9/1/2013 11:33:47 PM] mihai marin: please try and finis
    [9/1/2013 11:33:48 PM] mihai marin: h
    [9/1/2013 11:33:51 PM] mihai marin: till tuesday
    [9/1/2013 11:34:06 PM] PROVIDER: alright, keep you posted
    [9/3/2013 12:33:59 AM] mihai marin: are you there ?
    [9/3/2013 8:48:31 PM] mihai marin: dude
    [9/4/2013 1:12:03 PM] mihai marin: please refund my money as the deadline hasn't been met
    [9/4/2013 8:09:29 PM] *** Call to PROVIDER, no answer. ***
    [9/5/2013 11:36:35 PM] PROVIDER: Sorry Mihai
    [9/5/2013 11:36:53 PM] PROVIDER: I went on an impromptus journey
    [9/5/2013 11:37:07 PM] PROVIDER: Checking the status of your job now
    [9/6/2013 12:06:02 AM] mihai marin: because of the delay i lost a good client
    [9/6/2013 12:06:03 AM] mihai marin: :)
    [9/6/2013 12:06:26 AM] mihai marin: if you're delivering me [amount deleted] links
    [9/6/2013 12:06:28 AM] mihai marin: right now
    [9/6/2013 12:06:31 AM] mihai marin: you have the 50$
    [9/6/2013 12:06:33 AM] mihai marin: otherwise
    [9/6/2013 12:06:39 AM] mihai marin: i would like you to refund my money
    [9/6/2013 12:07:30 AM] PROVIDER: Trying to figure out the status of your job, i believe it should be ready.
    
    
    Can you give me 24hrs?
    [9/6/2013 12:07:38 AM] PROVIDER: Will deliver the rest of the link?
    [9/6/2013 12:07:49 AM] PROVIDER: Sent [amount deleted]+ already
    [9/6/2013 12:07:56 AM] mihai marin: not really
    [9/6/2013 12:08:02 AM] mihai marin: yes
    [9/6/2013 12:08:09 AM] mihai marin: so i need another [amount deleted] links
    [9/6/2013 12:08:15 AM] mihai marin: i already lost that customer
    [9/6/2013 12:08:25 AM] mihai marin: i want to see if you have the job done
    [9/6/2013 12:08:29 AM] mihai marin: so if you give me a report
    [9/6/2013 12:08:32 AM] mihai marin: with the rest of the links :)
    [9/6/2013 12:08:37 AM] mihai marin: it means you did your job
    [9/6/2013 12:08:42 AM] mihai marin: and i have no complaints
    [9/6/2013 12:08:44 AM] mihai marin: otherwise
    [9/6/2013 12:08:51 AM] mihai marin: i will need a refund
    [9/6/2013 12:09:04 AM] PROVIDER: Sorry to see your client goes.
    [9/6/2013 12:09:13 AM] PROVIDER: Will get back to you in 24hrs..
    [9/6/2013 12:09:21 AM] mihai marin: no mate :)
    [9/6/2013 12:09:32 AM] mihai marin: you said tuesday
    [9/6/2013 12:09:34 AM] mihai marin: it's thursday
    [9/6/2013 12:09:43 AM] mihai marin: that's 48hr later
    [9/6/2013 12:09:44 AM] PROVIDER: I know
    [9/6/2013 12:09:45 AM] mihai marin: than tuesday
    [9/6/2013 12:09:57 AM] mihai marin: i asked you for a TAT, i didn't give you one :)
    [9/6/2013 12:10:03 AM] mihai marin: if you said 10 days
    [9/6/2013 12:10:17 AM] mihai marin: then tomorrow would've been report day
    [9/6/2013 12:10:26 AM] mihai marin: you said 7
    [9/6/2013 12:10:40 AM] PROVIDER: Approximately 7days
    [9/6/2013 12:11:03 AM] mihai marin: how much is 7-3  ?
    [9/6/2013 12:11:09 AM] mihai marin: you're half of week late
    [9/6/2013 12:11:18 AM] mihai marin: and i don't accept tardiness
    [9/6/2013 12:11:20 AM] mihai marin: :)
    [9/6/2013 12:11:22 AM] mihai marin: as i said
    [9/6/2013 12:11:29 AM] mihai marin: provide a report of rest of the links now
    [9/6/2013 12:11:31 AM] mihai marin: so that i know
    [9/6/2013 12:11:34 AM] mihai marin: you did them
    [9/6/2013 12:11:41 AM] mihai marin: don't start building my links
    [9/6/2013 12:11:46 AM] mihai marin: 9 days after i placed an order
    [9/6/2013 12:12:14 AM] PROVIDER: Okay, i have done 20% of it
    [9/6/2013 12:12:27 AM] PROVIDER: I can't give you a full refund..
    [9/6/2013 12:21:23 AM] mihai marin: 20% out of 100%
    [9/6/2013 12:21:26 AM] mihai marin: for 50 buck
    [9/6/2013 12:21:27 AM] mihai marin: s
    [9/6/2013 12:21:30 AM] mihai marin: is 10
    [9/11/2013 8:03:45 PM] mihai marin: still waiting for your answer

    what do you advise i should do as i don't want to ruin an users name for 50$ neither do i feel so utterly generous to giveaway that amount :)
     
  2. steelballs

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    I would ask OldSalt he may have some solid advice how this can be resolved and keep all parties happy...

    I say OldSalt as he is one of mods who often deals with these type of issues..
     
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  3. avi619

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    Well, the seller failed to deliver and you lost your client too.
    If he refunds you 40$ (remaining 80%), then its fine imo.
    If not, open a SL. Its not the 50$, but we do not want such sellers in BHW who fail to deliver or keep up to their commitment.
     
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  4. abhi007

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    post his user profile so we can judge by his previous posts too...

    be it 10$ or $50 a scam is a scam and if that guy cant return $50 then what more does one needs to say :)
     
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  5. kvmcable

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    It looks like last communication was Sept 6 and today is Sept 16. 10 days without communication on a project with a 7 day TAT is a bunch of horseshit.

    I understand your reluctance to open a SL and tarnish a member's rep but enough is enough. I'd give the provider a link to this thread and tell him 3 days to complete or posting to SL.

    While $50 isn't a lot to lose to some, it's a whole lot to others. To lose BHW rep is for $50 is almost silly. The provider should recognize this and be forthright in finishing the job. I'd give him 3 days to finish and that is probably being too generous. I'll bet he has a whole list of clients he's milking along.

    Good luck!
     
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  6. SkyrocketSEO

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    I would stop buying 100s of links for $50
     
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  7. raticals75

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    Be patient and give the guy a chance.

    If not use it as a learning experience and move on.

    Also help others by having them learn from this :)
     
  8. hostmela

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    claim to moderator and put negative itrade with valid reason in future nobody buy service from this guy.
     
  9. Eagle Eye

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    unless they happen to be high quality links that help your site. Which I doubt but hey you never know
     
  10. abhi007

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    you dont make any sense, stop posting your CRAP...
     
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  11. eyerish

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    I think you should kill the son of a bitch.
     
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    a scam is a scam if u dont take actions against it u are promoting it!
     
  13. Duffers5000

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    I've seen good guys shitlisted for $6 dollars and delivering a few days late. This guy messed you around...is showing no willing to put things right and has decided not to communicate.

    I suppose this thread might put some manners on him if he values his account but I would consider it shit listable.
     
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  14. evilgary

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    i think you should refrain from making such comment
     
  15. abhi007

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    OP is not that stupid to do it for $50 :)
     
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    EVILgary.....I think you should learn the concept of outrageous comments as a form of humor. ;) Now piss off.
     
  17. lmxftw

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    here are the 2 PM's we exchanged


     
  18. abhi007

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    Definitely that guy is a scammer...
     
  19. lmxftw

    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    he's actually an older member here :) with a few BST's opened

     
  20. KELLOGGS

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    Well he's asked you to open a shitlist which is strange for he will now be forced to refund or lose his account.

    Listen to him and do so. No one will complain that you SL'd him for no reason when the accused actually asked you to.
     
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