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wat can i do about this??

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by pete1233, May 14, 2010.

  1. pete1233

    pete1233 Newbie

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    I have recently been scammed by these buggers http://www.bonvelo.net. They are a online bike store. I have personally lost 1500usd and know of a few more who have lost more. At the moment the site is continuing to run. What needs to be done to stop them scamming others???
     
  2. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    That site is hosted in Indonesia, so good luck in getting them shut down. I would imagine that all you can really do is spread the word at the various scam watcher websites.

    Next time do a whois on a site before forking over that much $$.
     
  3. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I agree with Grizzy, there isn't much you can do to get their site shut down.

    I got scammed a few years ago for a $1000 specialty pc card and software I needed for doing harddrive recovery. In my case the scammer was a Malaysian company, but that's pretty much the same as an Indonesian company. Everything seemed legit with the website and I'd even done some checking before making the purchase. I didn't find them on any scam lists, but sure enough the guy decided to stop making shipments of this particular product after I made my purchase. After that happened I looked into the principal's of the company and found a trail of previous stuff. Sometimes even if you do your due dilligence, you still need to look further. I'm very skeptical of any international businesses now. You really need to check everything not just on the company, but anyone involved in the ownership.

    Fortunately for me it was a paypal purchase and I funded the purchase from my bank account. Paypal said they couldn't do anything about it, but when I called my bank they had no problem reversing the transaction and putting the money back in my account immediately. A few weeks later paypal sent me a letter saying they had found in my favor on the dispute and returned the money. Funny how much more helpful paypal becomes if your bank take the money back from them. LOL
     
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  6. Grizzy

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    lol looks like I got owned in this thread. Nice job op (whatever you did).