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Ripped off

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Rapid1967, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. Rapid1967

    Rapid1967 Engaging Member

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    Hi all. Did anybody see the add on ******* for the sale of a s510 for £325 I'm the idiot who's bought it through a bank transfer and all though he says he's gonna send it on Monday, he keeps hanging up on me when I call him. His name is mike Adams and he's from West Yorkshire.unsure how I stand with bank transfers so I might have lost £340. Anybody got any suggestions.ATB mike
     
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    This is open for suggestions/help however as it not 'AGF' related please be mindful of your posts ............. :coffee:
     
  3. Rapid1967

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    Sorry . Sitting about very frustrated at moment.
     
  4. JD

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    Your bank can prove evidence that the money was transfered from your account to his,

    what has the police said, in regards to this matter ?
     
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    There must be proof of the bank transfer .now im not one for going to the police but thats probably your only option aint it
     
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    Contact the bank and state what has happened. Be persistant but essentially its a crime and they can at least rebalance your account.
     
  7. Rapid1967

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    Thanks all . I've been on to my bank, and there's nothing they can do about reimbursing the money. I've contacted the police as a last resort only so he doesn't rip anyone else off. I'm just p****d off with the fact I've sold my old gun, and just managed to get hold of quite a bit of permission.also constant I told you so off the missus !!!
     
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    sorry to hear of your problem but yes I guess in the situation the police is your best route
     
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    Just wondering wether sitting about dealing sorry for myself, the wife might say get one on finance!! Here's hopeing ehh.
     
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    Sorry to hear that.Im sure there was a similar scam running up there about 12 months back.
    Regards,Stu.
     
  11. Rapid1967

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    If I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all !!!
     
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    Sorry to hear of your situation, mate. From someone who's been there (it involved a mobile phone), I know very well that it's a pretty s****y feeling. I'm not sure if the Police will be able to do anything, considering you paid into his account, but I would definitely inform them anyway.

    T.
     
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    really no one can do anything to stop ass holes like that doing stuff like this? damn...
     
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    I know it doesn't help you but it may help some one else reading this-never, ever, ever, ever pay online what you can't afford to write off. Face to face only for big transactions.
     
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    Couldnt agree more ....I only do face to face you cant trust anyone atb
     
  16. Rapid1967

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    Thanks guys. It will only ever be face to face with me now.i hope this sends a message out to people tempted to do the same thing. ATB
     
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    I agree but with the exception of trusted members on this forum. I have had many deals and all been spot on.
     
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    I know this doesn't help your situation one bit but I feel I have to say if it seems too good to be true it probably is, it's a crazy thing to do and you are not alone, sending a large quantity of money to someone you have never met and have next to no details on them seems to be fairly widely accepted, I really do hope you get your money back or the gun from the person in question, let's hope he is a genuine guy and will hold up his end of the deal, I'd say wait a few days to give him ample time to send the gun, in the meantime It wouldn't hurt to pop to the local bobbies and explain that you think you may have been done so it's at least logged and they may be able to give you some advice on where to go next if after a certain amount of time the rifle hasn't arrived. Please don't take the my first line condescending, I really do sympathise, it shouldn't happen but there are always crooks out there trying to make a fastback out of someone's ease of trust.
     
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    Yeh sorry guys I wasn't meaning any of the guys on this forum. At this present time though I wouldn't trust anybody at all ,that might sound harsh buts that's how I'm feeling.
     
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    I think you have to be wary regardless of who it is, forum member or not, trust is earned, not given by membership. I know that with more posts and longer membership the chances of being duped by a forum member get less, but anyone would be a little naïve to suggest that every forum member was totally honest, even though I'd love to think it.

    I've bought and sold a few bits on here, but any big stuff I'd want to do F2F or feel that I was happy enough with the demeanour of the buyer/seller and their past behaviour. I'm fairly new here, but hopefully anyone who has met me will feel fine with me, but prior to that I'm just a faceless poster. Forums, Facebook, and sale websites can sometimes make you forget your dealing with a total stranger, if they asked you for several hundred pounds in the street on the promise of giving you a gun, would you do it?

    Strange but true!

    No offence is implied to any members by this.

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