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Scammed at buying a Instagram Account

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by friendlyboy, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. friendlyboy

    friendlyboy Registered Member

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    Hi,

    i bought an Instagram account + several shoutouts for nearly $600 and got scammed. I got the account but it is inactive not like promised popular when i post 3-4 posts daily. She said it gets active as soon as i post several times per day. 9 Weeks ago it got over 20.000 likes per pic and now only about 2.000 - 3.000 likes. And i didn´t get the shoutouts, worth about $200. Maybe it is a hacked account, because i read comments like "Hacker". I paid via PayPal, but i guess they won´t do anything. I know all her other Instagram accounts, her whole name and i know her personal account with pics from her. She earns her whole money with Instagram, it is her job. I already opened a case on PayPal. What would you do?
     
  2. MediaGrizzly

    MediaGrizzly Newbie

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    If it was somebody else's personal account that received over 20k likes maybe that was a hot girl? From your username I understand that you're a male so if a person was subscribed to a hot chick and then suddenly she transforms into a man then of course you're less likely to receive that number of likes, I would get pissed as well. If you're submitting a Paypal charge then I'd advice you to word it very wisely.
     
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  3. friendlyboy

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    thank you, it is a comic account, the niche is the same and she said in the PayPal charge that i would be the scammer who only wants back the money and keep the account, but i can´t proof it, i would never do it, i want my money and give back the account, i wrote a dissent, because i didn´t get the shoutouts, she wrote me a mail that she doesn´t give me the shoutouts, this is the only thing i can proof, it is illegal to sell instagram accounts, but maybe it is also illegal to buy it, now it seems that PayPal can´t do anything, she has much more accounts on instagram and earns very much, i thought i could trust such a big instagrammer, who has online shops and a personal acc with several personal pics from her and her family
     
  4. Swizzy

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    $600??!? Geesh... What's her username for her personal account?
     
  5. friendlyboy

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    i think it isn´t allowed to post her personal username in a public forum, but i guess i could tell it in a PM, first she was very friendly but after i bought it she got unfriendly and now she blocked me at kik, i have only a very small chance by PayPal, because it is a virtual item, now i know that i can´t trust anybody in the internet, although it seems so trusted
     
  6. Zakhar

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    Wrong, according to my experience the seller has less chances of winning due to it being a virtual item.
     
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  7. friendlyboy

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    okay, the first time won the seller, but i put a dissent, till yet it seems bad for me, she sayed to paypal that i would be a scammer :( how can i proof it that i am not a scammer, i have only a mail where she wrotes me that she doesn´t give me the shoutouts? i sayed to paypal in the paypal claim that i have the proof, but if they say no again, i don´t have a chance
     
  8. visualization

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    sorry for your lost buddy, post proof on paypal that service was not delivered
     
  9. friendlyboy

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    PayPal said there is no buyers protection at virtual items, i made a dissent, but they refused it again, i wrote again, but they said they can't do anything at virtual items :/ now i have no chance to get my money from paypal, and seller don't answer me, she blocked me
     
  10. QuantumBlue Bulgaria

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    It is clear in Paypal's TOS that they cannot protect buyers when they purchase virtual goods so I knew right then that they can not help you with your case. Sorry you got scammed, buddy. Unfortunately, this is very common on the Internet.
     
  11. CodingAndStuff

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    Just tell Paypal that you didn't receive shipping tracking info for the disc the "software" was on. Just tell them you were under the impression that you were purchasing marketing software and the seller failed to deliver. You'll win it guaranteed.

    Source: I used to sell services like that to people, and all the scammers used this method to take their money back from me lol.
     
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  12. friendlyboy

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    hey, thank you, my paypal claim is already closed and they know that it was a instagram account, i don´t know how i could get my money back now, my dissent was also closed, i am not a american/australian/british person and don´t understand everything in english, sorry :/
     
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    if you have a friend in the US maybe he can explain everything to you or you can use a translator like google.
     
  14. louieknows

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    I think at this point you would be better off selling the account to make up for some of your lost money. If interested I have a few accounts for sale.
     
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    I did the same, but paypal really sucks when buying accounts!
     
  16. neu009

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    do a cc chargeback that always works. I had 2 old cases where paypal said : - no money to be recovered and another one were I just did a chargeback. Got my money and still have the same old account. Your bank will more than likely always side with you if you word it wisely and have not done that 100 times already.. good luck
     
  17. friendlyboy

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    my paypal acc isn´t verified with a credit card, it is verified with my bank account, in the country where i live is it impossible to do a chargeback without getting in trouble with paypal, people who tried it got a letter from a lawyer to pay the money, thank you though