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Scammed by redstone.1337 for 225$

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by Brainstorm389, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Brainstorm389

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    Hello, here we go :

    I requested ( and paid for ) 150 texts of 250 words each from the seller.

    I have worked with them before, and had no problems. The price they gave me was 225$ for the work I asked.

    The work took WAY too long to be delivered, as you will see on the Skype logs, and on top of that, wasn't actually delivered in whole at all. I only received 20 texts which were not up to par in quality and I asked for a refund from the seller for the remaining ones that haven't been yet delivered to me.

    Seller suggested to let them know what to change and after a period of no skype chat at all ( personal issues ), I got back with them and offered to change the subject of the texts in which they agreed.

    After that, no response whatsoever even after a Skype message and an active Paypal case which is now a dispute ( I can provide screenshots or anything else needed to prove it. )

    I am asking the seller to refund me 195$ from the 225% I gave them, for the articles they never delivered.

    I have checked the email address of the paypal account, on Facebook, and it seems to belong to an Indian girl/woman which is actually very active in her posts ( last activity was a couple of hours ago and she has everyday posts etc )

    I reckon, after she or however is behind the BHW account does not bother to answer on Skype and/or on Paypal, I needed to open this.

    ANY information needed by the mods/admins here will be given if/when asked, if they find it necessary for the better resolution of the case.

    The Skype log below has my skype alias changed to my BHW username, and website links/niches and emails etc changed.

    [14/7/2016 7:35:23 μμ] Brainstorm389: Hello!

    May I please have a price for 130-150 texts containing 200-280 ( min-max ) words which will practically describe every category-subcategory in my website?

    You can get an example here : ( bottom of the page ) ***example link here*** ( -- and every subcategory you browse to, you'll find similar text )
    [14/7/2016 10:00:34 μμ] Redstone.1337: $225 for 150 texts of 250 words
    [15/7/2016 2:09:37 πμ] Brainstorm389: OK could you send me an invoice so I can pay & give directions on what to write for?
    [15/7/2016 5:59:28 πμ] Redstone.1337: What's your Paypal, again?
    [15/7/2016 11:37:09 μμ] Redstone.1337: ***website URL***
    [15/7/2016 11:37:14 μμ] Redstone.1337: Is this your paypal
    [15/7/2016 11:37:28 μμ] Brainstorm389: ***my Paypal***
    [15/7/2016 11:38:33 μμ] Redstone.1337: sent
    [15/7/2016 11:40:21 μμ] Brainstorm389: paid :)
    [15/7/2016 11:40:34 μμ] Brainstorm389: Shall I give you directions here on skype or do you prefer it over email ?
    [15/7/2016 11:40:57 μμ] Redstone.1337: https://breakinggbadly.wufoo.com/forms/hq-articles-order-form/
    [15/7/2016 11:41:01 μμ] Redstone.1337: Just fill this form
    [15/7/2016 11:41:33 μμ] Redstone.1337: Don’t pay via the form, just fill the instructions, click submit and close it
    [15/7/2016 11:41:53 μμ] Brainstorm389: Alright :)
    [15/7/2016 11:42:09 μμ] Brainstorm389: when is the estimated delivery?
    [15/7/2016 11:42:24 μμ] Redstone.1337: 7-10 days
    [15/7/2016 11:42:38 μμ] Brainstorm389: cool :)
    [16/7/2016 12:09:43 μμ] Brainstorm389: Hello, just made the order via the webform you gave me, I chose the 5 articles and went to the paypal payment page and closed it afterwards.

    In case the form didn't pass through, you can also find the directions here :

    ***link for the directions on the articles***

    I'll also write on the forum that I made the order and will update with a review once I get them delivered.

    Thanks a lot!
    [25/7/2016 12:35:53 μμ] Brainstorm389: Hello :) Any news on where my articles are estimated to be delivered?
    [25/7/2016 2:13:43 μμ] Redstone.1337: Hello,
    [25/7/2016 2:13:50 μμ] Redstone.1337: Will be delivered this week
    [25/7/2016 3:37:09 μμ] Brainstorm389: Ok :) will be waiting, thanks for informing me
    [28/7/2016 8:17:09 μμ] Brainstorm389: Hello, is there any chance I could have the text by tomorrow?
    [28/7/2016 11:44:48 μμ] Redstone.1337: Will try my best
    [1/8/2016 11:32:09 μμ] Brainstorm389: Hello, it's been two weeks already and I really need the texts please make sure I get them by tomorrow :) I want to order from you again in the future so help me out please :)
    [2/8/2016 7:12:47 πμ] Redstone.1337: Writer is writing your texts only
    [5/8/2016 12:27:26 πμ] Redstone.1337: I'll send you some texts
    [5/8/2016 12:27:34 πμ] Brainstorm389: Hello
    [5/8/2016 12:27:45 πμ] Redstone.1337: Please confirm if it's according to what you need
    [5/8/2016 12:28:04 πμ] Brainstorm389: Ok I'll let you know when you send them :)
    [5/8/2016 1:05:32 πμ] Brainstorm389: my email is ***my email here*** in case you don't have it handy
    [5/8/2016 7:32:22 πμ] Redstone.1337: sent
    [5/8/2016 2:48:29 μμ] Redstone.1337: Did you check?
    [6/8/2016 12:44:16 μμ] Brainstorm389: Hello, just checked.

    Most of them are not that good. If the writer hasn't done any more work I would like to have a refund for the remaining texts. I don't want to be refunded for the 20 texts that you gave me because I'll edit them and use them.

    Also, they're delivered very late and I was expecting more than just 20 texts. So I would like a refund for the remaining articles that haven't been delivered yet.
    [6/8/2016 2:05:52 μμ] Redstone.1337: I can ask the writer to rewrite
    [6/8/2016 2:06:13 μμ] Redstone.1337: Give me the pointers where the articles are not upto the mark
    [7/9/2016 1:20:04 πμ] Brainstorm389: Hello, sorry for my long absence, there's been a medical issue in my family and had virtually no time to deal with anything else.

    I would like to ask, could we change the subject of the texts? I might be using the texts for my PBN and I need some content within the next 10-15 days.

    Apart from the texts I already received, I would like to utilize what is left for different purposes. Please let me know if this is possible. Thanks :)
    [8/9/2016 6:23:06 πμ] Redstone.1337: yes, it’s possible.
    [15/9/2016 11:27:36 πμ] Brainstorm389: Hello, please check these three websites :

    ***website links here***

    I would like 6 articles ( 2 for each website ) at 500 words
    [15/9/2016 11:28:31 πμ] Brainstorm389: The first website is about ***website niche***, the second is about ***website niche*** and the third one is about ***website niche***

    Please let me know if you can deliver
    [26/9/2016 9:39:57 μμ] Brainstorm389: Hello, it's been a while since you were active on Skype. I have made a request but it seems you cant process it so I will have to ask for a refund. Please contact me as soon as possible
     
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    Shitlist Request Approved

    @redstone.1337 has been notified he has 48 hours to respond to this post.

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    Thanks for the approval.

    Still no response from the seller. Paypal dispute is still on and no news from them.
     
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    Update :

    I contacted the person who has the FB account with the same email as the Paypal I paid the money to.

    She told me she's not the one receiving the money and directed me to the person that allegedly is using her email to do the job, so I contacted him directly via FB asking for a solution to the issue.

    Will update with any news as soon as I have something.
     
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    Alleged seller contacted me on facebook telling me a story about him going -2K on Paypa due to people receiving his services and then filing disputes/chargebacks.

    He doesn't have the money, from what he says, but he offered to deliver articles worth 195$.

    He also stated he abandoned BHW because of this situation.

    I don't know ( and don't care to be honest ) if he's saying the truth. I'll get back to him and update this post, trying to figure out how to either get the work I paid for or the money I gave to him.
     
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    Could you post an image of the above where he stated he abandoned BHW please.
     
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    I've edited the photo but the original screenshot can be sent via PM to you so you are 100% sure.
     

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    Hello, I sent them to your email.
     
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    Still no response from the seller, even after responding to him on FB, as seen on the screenshots I provided to BassTrackerBoats.

    Will send him one final message during the day and then wait for Paypal and/or my credit card company to see if I can reclaim the money.
     
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    Thanks for your help on the issue. It's sad to finally have things end up like this.
     
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    I'm sorry you lost on this as he was a good member for a long time until very recently.
     
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    Hey @Brainstorm389, for what it's worth, I tried contacting him on Skype for you, but he never responded to me, either.
     
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    That was the main reason I didn't hesitate to order for such a big amount of work and pay for it at once.

    ( Yet another ) lesson learned :)
     
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    Wow, thanks a lot!

    If he's saying the truth about scammers asking for refunds/chargebacks then I'm sorry for him as well, but I shoudn't be ripped off of my money as well just because of this situation.
     
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    Yeah, if he didn't have much money or he was recovering from numerous refunds/chargebacks, the least he could've done was agree to a repayment plan (e.g., $75/month).

    Plus interest, of course. ;)
     
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    I do think he was a genuine victim judging by his own feedback etc
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    Sad way for things to end out for him and OP too.
     
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    Yes, it was unfortunate.

    I didn't really question the veracity of his story, but rather why he didn't at least try to set up a payment plan with the OP. Then again, I doubt he considered that as an option.
     
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    I like your idea of someone setting up a payment plan; in this situation it may not have worked I do not think as I know he has been scammed for a few grand and was digging himself out of that and that is large money for him.

    Economics in different parts of the world dictate that a few grand in one area is not that much yet in other regions it could be 6 months of income.

    But had he not said that he was bailing on BHW it may have been a viable road to go down. I'm glad you mentioned that as that may be a possible way to resolve some future SL threads.

    I was not thrilled to ban him as I've known him for 5 years or so and he has been a positive influence here and an all around decent guy and not too long ago I had some conversations with him about another issue and could see his frustrations in those convos.
     
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