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Scammed for $80 by topcoders

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by Mr David Lim, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Mr David Lim

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    On March 16, I requested a tumblr URL/Username bot. Topcoders replied to me saying he would do this for $80 and have it done with 48 hours. He added me on Skype and we worked out the deal. He kept stalling the development saying there are issues, bugs, etc. Here we are 1 month later with no bot and false explanations from him. I kindly asked for refund, he said he will refund, but never did and is now ignoring all my messages.

    He also keeps saying he has the bot done, which he doesn't and is just stalling more thinking I'm not going to file a dispute.

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  2. OldSalt

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    Topcoders has been notified that he has 48 hours to respond to this thread.

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  3. ThenNowAlways

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    Yeah this is the same guy TopProgrammer he scammed me out of $2,000
     
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  4. Mr David Lim

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    He acknowledged the shitlist thread to me on Skype. I asked for the refund one more time, then he became completely unresponsive again.
     
  5. Mr David Lim

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    Mods, I would check if this guy has any other accounts and ban his IP.
     
  6. OldSalt

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    topcoders has been perma-banned

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  7. Asif WILSON Khan

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    Touting for business in a Shit List thread doesn't inspire confidence.
     
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  8. proxygo

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    if your business model is good u dont have tout it / advert it
    word of mouth should be enough .
     
  9. Mr David Lim

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    Open an item not received case against him in Paypal and mention you bought some type of tangible good that amounts to about that price. Don't mention that you anything web based because Paypal will side with him as intangible products aren't covered. Hopefully we can get him banned for good from Paypal as well.
     
  10. blacknights

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    Please approve my thread.... I've been scammed by the guy here "CPAENGINE" please approve my thread.
     
  11. proxygo

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    please contact old salt about your thread do not blast it in some1 else shit list post - out -
     
  12. blacknights

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    OMG! Can't you see I've quoted his comment? And that means I'm referring to him in particular? And I've already sent him pm before posting a comment in this thread.
     
  13. mpiwireless

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    His still covered within 45 days, call PayPal to escalate the dispute, point your message to this thread. Also, for a good amount I would blast the guy's name on Scambooks.

    PayPal may still cover your transaction for intangible goods, that is.. If the guy hasn't run away and closed his account.
     
  14. Asif WILSON Khan

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    You have been here since 2009. PM Oldsalt if you have to but don't pester him in somebody else's SL
     
  15. blacknights

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    How does paypal still cover the transaction for intangible goods?
     
  16. proxygo

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    please stop taking over some1 else shit list thread, its not polite.
    contact old salt.
     
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  17. mpiwireless

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    Blacknights, PM'd you with tips to fighting and getting your monies back on PayPal. Do follow the last paragraph if all else fails. Won many disputes for intangibles in the past.

    Also please don't hijack this thread, contact the Mods here.
     
  18. OldSalt

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    As I already told blacknights via PM, you don't create a SL and then jump up and down 2 minutes later because it isn't approved.

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    Pro Tip to NOT getting scammed over software outsourced: NEVER EVER send the money first! Seriously! First get the coder to get the job done, review it through teamviewer or similar stuff, then pay for the damn thing!

    I know im not allowed to post here but im sick that the same mistake is repeated over and over and over again!

    I remember I opened a thread about this and some jr execs just mucked the thread...