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Old 02-16-2008, 07:31 PM
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I got scammed by a member. I made him an offer and he took it. The ad showed sold, Then after I mailed him a money order for $323, I checked the ad again(after a couple of days) and it showed the member was suspended and now it shows that I never bought this truck from him. I have tried to contact him but his e-mail account is no longer active, I also have been tring to call him but I only get his answering service.(left messages but no reply) Is there any way to get my money back?? I already filed a complaint about it but nothing happed there.
Old 02-16-2008, 07:43 PM
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Default RE: I got scammed, Please help, if you can

I'm sorry you are having a problem with another RCU member.

Your next steps should be to first, cancel payment, if possible, on the money order. Next, file fraud reports with the police where the seller lives as well as with the FBI's internet fraud division.

I know this next part will not help the current situation, but please understand what you describe is exactly why RCUniverse so strongly recommends you use Escrow.com to handle online transactions with unknown private parties.
Old 02-16-2008, 07:56 PM
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I am filing a report with the FBI right now. I have learned a costly lesson. Never again with the money orders. Cant cancel payment on a money order. Yes escrow sounds good NOW
Old 02-16-2008, 08:10 PM
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yup, the Escrow.com sounds good.

JWN, how come RCU don't do that. keep the money till the buyer gets it then sends it to the seller?
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RCUniverse is not in a position to become a middle man in transactions. We are aligned with Escrow.com for them to provide this service to RCU members. It's one of things where they stick to their area of expertise and we stick to ours.
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The FBI hase never got back to me about this.
Old 02-27-2008, 09:24 AM
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The FBI hase never got back to me about this.
same here, never heeard a word from them, and paypal couldn't get my money back either
Old 02-29-2008, 06:23 AM
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My wife contacted the police where the seller lives and had the police contact the seller. The seller contacted us yesterday and said he was going to ship the truck to us today. Well, have to wait and see if it shows up this time.

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