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I got scammed in Flippa :(

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SilverSultan, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. SilverSultan

    SilverSultan Regular Member

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    Guys I need to know something, in my first bidding and winning I made the dumest mistake of sending 200 bucks for a website I won, but the dirtbag didn't not send any website or info, I already filed a dispute with paypal
    and reported him in flippa, can I expect any progress in getting my money back?
     
  2. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    lol you should use escrow ;)
     
  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I wouldn't be laughing at him, he just lost 200.00.

    OP - hit up the user meathead1234 or LukaB; both are very familiar
    with the policies on Flippa.
     
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    Codythebest Senior Member

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    Even if you get the site, chances are all the screenshots are fake anyway...That's just Flippa...
     
  5. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Flippa don't take any liability in this situation. What they will do is contact the seller and ask for their side of the story. They then get 72 hours to respond. If they don't respond, they will get banned.

    Not much they can/will do about your money though.

    Paypal, on the other hand, may well give you your money back. Did you send the payment as goods? Tell them you bought a physical item and it was never delivered - this is usually the best way to win a dispute.
     
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  6. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    That's just the internet :)

    Caveat Emptor. Or in English: do your due diligence - don't believe screenshots, always ask for a screenshare session on Skype or TeamViewer.
     
  7. wrangler

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    Gimme the auction / guys details, I'll see what I can dig up for ya...
     
  8. SilverSultan

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    Guy Help me the guys says he will try to sue me for defamation, but he did not present a contract or anything, is he just bullshitting to scare me???
    I need help pronto,
     
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    i sympathize,
    lesson learnt here, always take proofs (emails, chats, screen shots) and expect the unexpected.
    use paypal and select goods.
    damn you scamers, die in hell !
     
  10. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Hit me up on Skype. Will help you sort this idiot out...
     
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    What he said
     
  12. eskimo

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    Sorry to hear!
    Makes me so mad hearing stuff like this, so many idiots on the internet (I mean the scammer, not you :) ). I really hope you manage to get your money back as well as some revenge

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    The site has to belong to him because you have to verify a site when you create an auction. You should post the site here when you get your money back so we can mess that thing up good and proper
     
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  13. BassTrackerBoats

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    Latin is not your strong suit, is it meathead?

    Buyer beware.

    3 years of that 30+ years ago and it still rattles around my cranium.
     
  14. SilverSultan

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    Guys says to me to email flippa to remove my negative comment I made to him or he will sue, so only flippa can save me he says, :confused: seriously what is wrong with him
     
  15. BassTrackerBoats

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    Wrangles can find out a lot of stuff on a guy... I'd send him the info.
     
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    He's just screwing with you. To prove defamation (in the US anyway...) he'll need to prove damages and that you conveyed a false statement to a third party. If you have been telling the truth to all of us the whole time you have nothing to worry about IMO.

     
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  17. meathead1234

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    Lol... yeah I'd hope that they didn't make latin phrases warning people to use screenshare to verify website earnings :)
     
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    That's really winning strategy!! Thanks for that!
     
  19. meathead1234

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    When you are verifying claims, don't always discount a site if a seller has misrepresented something.

    If you find that they have claimed $100 a month, and it actually shows $50 a month, you have some considerable leverage.

    I've picked up some great deals where the seller has lied about stats, and I've effectively persuaded him/her into selling the site to me at a huge discount rather than being exposed for attempting to scam people.

    It's quite common for sellers to overplay numbers on smaller sites, as buyers in this price range often don't do their due diligence due to lack of experience, or lack of time.
     
  20. pacesetter

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    Simply make a charge back on Paypal. Explain to them that it's a physical good since the site isn't really virtual in the real sense because you get to see it and interact with it...

    Paypal should sort you out and probably nail the guy.