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Need Advice - I got scammed for 5k

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by rrstephenson, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. rrstephenson

    rrstephenson Newbie

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    І bоught а sіtе аt flірра fоr аrоund 5,000. Аt fіrst аll sееms fіnе аnd wоrkіng wеll sо І рush thrоugh wіth thе trаnsасtіоn аnd раіd thrоugh еsсrоw *соm, ассерtеd thе mеrсhаndіsе аnd rеlеаsеd thе funds.

    Аftеr а соuрlе оf wееks, thе sіtе dоеs nоt lіvе tо whаt іt рrоmіsеd аnd аdvеrtіsеd аs thе рrоmіsеd rеvеnuе іs vеrу lоw tо nоnехіstеnt.

    Ѕеllеr іs frоm а 3rd wоrld соuntrу аnd ассоunt іs nеw. І trіеd tо sеаrсh hіs еmаіl іn thе wеb аnd соmе uр wіth nоthіng. Саllеd thе lіstеd рhоnе аnd іt's nоt wоrkіng еіthеr. І rеаllу dоn't wаnt tо thіnk thіs but іt sееms hе сrеаtеd thіs ассоunt/реrsоn јust fоr thе sоlе рurроsе оf сhеаtіng sоmеоnе.

    Му Соnсеrn/Quеstіоns аrе:

    1. Wіll І stіll gеt mу mоnеу bасk frоm еsсrоw *соm?
    2. Wіll І wіn mу dіsрutе іn flірра?
    3. Wіll flірра hеlр mе rесоvеr mу mоnеу іf І wіn thе dіsрutе?
    4. Саn І fіlе sоmе sоrt оf lеgаl асtіоn tо thе sеllеr.
    5. whаt аrе сhаnсеs оf саtсhіng thіs sсаmmеr аnd bоught tо јаіl оr соurt?
    6. Wіll еsсrоw hеlр mе fіnd thе guу?


    Fоr thоsе ехреrіеnсеd mеmbеr hеrе, аnу аdvісе fоr mе whаt І саn dо?

    Тhаnks fоr уоur tіmе.
     
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  2. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Its not much you can do. Its up to you the buyer to make sure what you are buying is legit.

    You can take the guy to court if you can prove the seller knew he was selling you something that would not live up to what was sold.

    But you will have to find him first.
     
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  3. rrstephenson

    rrstephenson Newbie

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    Thanks, will my local authority help me with this? or i will have to contact the sellers country authorities?

    and for this amount? will these authorities bother to help me?
     
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  4. ibl0x

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    the cost of doing that and finding this guy will bury you more.
    But if you really want to find this guy and get back to him your choice though.
     
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  5. MalachiX

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    just move on broski i got scammed 1k for an IG account once, just gotta move on
     
  6. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    Fuck flippa dude place is full of shit sites like that. Just last week I seen a guy trying to sell my mates site lololol
     
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  7. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Local authority will not do anything, he is out of their reach.

    You will have to go to his country or get him to come to your country.

    You are better off just moving on, we all get scammed at some point doing IM.

    You live and you learn.
     
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  8. nnahlee

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    That sucks learn from this and move on I doubt you can get your money back
     
  9. Reelnetwork

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    Right, only more money is going to be wasted.
     
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  10. masterofsites1985

    masterofsites1985 Junior Member

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    You should have read all the horror stories about Flippa before spending 5k on it. Due diligence and background check was lacking on your part, which led to this consequence. Going by your statements, there is literally nothing you can do. If you want to catch that person, an amount more than your 5k would be spent in catching up to that person. So, next time think before you act. I have got burnt plenty of times in IM and it made me all the more wise. Sooner or later, you had to come across such a thing. So be glad it was 5K, wise up and move on.
     
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  11. lethbridge

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    wow thats a chunk to lose on a bad site. I never believe the numbers i see on any site for sale.
     
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    Sorry to hear that mate, you should be more careful from now on. When did you release the funds to the guy and when did you buy the site from him?
     
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  13. SkyrocketSEO

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    Maybe you should buy another fake site for $5,000
    Maybe this time it will be better? Try, you never know....and come back to tell us how did it go
     
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  14. rrstephenson

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    Thanks guys for the replies. btw, can flippa or escrow help me get back my money? Can I file a dispute on escrow?

    Bought the site for more than a month now. funds was released 3 days after the sale.
     
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    I am afraid, it's too late.
     
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    I don't think you can do much about this, better move on.

    I strongly feel flippa should also have a scammer's choice option.
     
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    Auch.5k is something.I know how you feel bro.I've also just scammed but sometimes you really have to move on...
     
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    Keep your eyes on BHW homepage and refresh it each minute, if you see a thread title with "How I easily made $5k on Flippa" or something along these lines you know it's your guy.
     
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  20. Aatrox

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    I think that you need to let it go. Contact escrow and tell them about the situation. Tell them to provide his details or contact him somehow. But I think that you just gotta let it go.
     
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