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kakariki 03-25-2021 12:46 AM

Beware
 
Beware of buying items from unscrupulous sellers here, check who they are first. I purchased an item through a member here (Scofield33) who was selling for a friend, I paid for it and they claim they never got the money through Paypal, which they did. Now I cannot contact either of them and have lost my money and will never see the item.

Bigg D 03-25-2021 03:20 AM

Fraud via E-mail
 
Just yesterday I got an e-mail from a "Lady" selling a list of R/C items with unbelievable prices,. This was the third time in the past year this has happened !!!!

RCNCMAN 03-25-2021 04:25 AM


Originally Posted by kakariki (Post 12670195)
Beware of buying items from unscrupulous sellers here, check who they are first. I purchased an item through a member here (Scofield33) who was selling for a friend, I paid for it and they claim they never got the money through Paypal, which they did. Now I cannot contact either of them and have lost my money and will never see the item.

If you used friends and family on PayPal you lost your money. I have had PayPal stand up when they get their 3%.

pacoflyer 03-25-2021 05:49 AM

Yes...beware of the" lady" selling RC stuff
Very suspicious...

Gene Fisher 03-25-2021 02:49 PM

I purchased a item from [email protected] sent paypal friends. Paypal says he got the money, he will not send the item i purchased beware.

scoeroo 03-27-2021 08:56 AM

Seems more to the story here ........
You say you couldnt contact PayPal or the seller - I find that hard to believe PP has not responded , If there is proof thru PP that the money was transferred and withdrawn , a claim thru PP should be entered then let PP do their business

kakariki 03-27-2021 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by scoeroo (Post 12670536)
Seems more to the story here ........
You say you couldnt contact PayPal or the seller - I find that hard to believe PP has not responded , If there is proof thru PP that the money was transferred and withdrawn , a claim thru PP should be entered then let PP do their business

I contacted PP, but because the payment was sent as a gift at their request, there is no claim on PP for the transaction according to their rules.

fanman61 03-28-2021 05:57 AM


Originally Posted by scoeroo (Post 12670536)
Seems more to the story here ........
You say you couldnt contact PayPal or the seller - I find that hard to believe PP has not responded , If there is proof thru PP that the money was transferred and withdrawn , a claim thru PP should be entered then let PP do their business

DO NOT send payments using pay pal gift or friends and family because you WILL get ripped off.They say thats all the have than its 100 percent a scam.Ive used paypal for years and have been protected from scams.

scoeroo 03-28-2021 06:28 AM

I kept a very detailed log of dealings with PP, times , names , PP ID numbers , etc
It took near on 14 months to get my money back from one a**hole ,
What he did is he claimed a refund under bogus BS and never returned the goods.......so he got his money back and kept the goods - $750 worth
In the end the due to the scam , PP had the FBI ISC3 division involved
I got my money back in the end , he better hopes he dont run across me at a fly-in ........

kakariki 03-31-2021 04:02 PM

So this is how the scam works, when you advertise a wanted ad, this guy answers and says he has a friend with what your after and sends you his email. When you contact his friend he sends you pics downloaded off the internet to make it look like he has what you want. Then only wants you to pay via Paypal as a friend, so no fees or protection. The 2 attached pics are the replies I got to my ad, they are both the same person as with the emails in the relpy. The member profiles
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f747cff3cf.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...8df0e3ed39.jpg
are new with no details or any posts. The other bad thing is that Rcuniverse won't do anything about it. BEWARE

scoeroo 04-01-2021 02:54 AM

Would never have answered in the first place , too many bad signals to start with
0 posts
0 everything
Only just joined
This all equals = SUSPECT !!!
RCU hold no liability , why would one think this ?
Depending on the monetary value one has to decide whether it is of value to go after this character -


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