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| p.1 #10 · Scammer alert, beware of member / seller bluegecko |
Well, it has been 11 days since I sent Paypal Payment to bluegecko, and I have not yet received the item I paid for in the mail, nor has bluegecko responded to the Paypal dispute I filed. So it looks like he road off into the sunset with my money. My only hope now is that Paypal does the right thing, and refunds my money. If not, then I suppose I will call my credit card company, and dispute the charge there... This isn't my first time to this internet buying transaction rodeo, I'll get my money back, it's just a big hassle to do so since Paypal drags their feet for so long when a dispute like this is filed.
Although another member here was also scammed by bluegecko, it appears he has not come forward to report it to the community for some reason. But I assure you, I have been in contact with the other member who has been scammed (for even more money than I was scammed for), and he too is trying to figure out how to get his money back, especially since it appears he paid by a different means than Paypal.
Oh well, lesson learned. I took a calculated $260 risk buying from a member here with no feedback. Of the several hundreds of purchases I have made through Paypal, someone eventually was bound to try to scam me.
Things could always be worse - I can see in another scammer thread here at FM forums, where some other poor member may have been robbed or scammed out of $4,000+ dollars. Ouch.
I will update this thread again once everything has been settled, and report what the outcome was.