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    extrapole
    Swoggi penny auction site or scam?
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    • 24th May 14, 11:56 AM
    Swoggi penny auction site or scam? 24th May 14 at 11:56 AM
    I feel foolish to have fallen for this but cannot un-do what I have done .
    Attracted by what appeared to be a good way to get high tech goods for a bargain basement price,I became a Swoggi Member and had to buy credits in order to bid for the items I wanted .Foolishly,I bought £250 credit because I thought I might have to go that high to get my hands on the iPad I wanted .
    I started bidding and soon grew tired of having to bid constantly ,only to be outbidded at the last second .So,I decided to call it a day and cancelled my account .
    And this is when the problem started ! I asked for a refund of the money left on my now closed account and was told by their "customer service" ,the matter was now in the hands of their refund department and that I would get my money -minus- £15 for admin - within three weeks .That was on the 2nd of May and now more than three weeks later ,I still do not have the funds refunded and worse ,they do not answer my emails .
    I wonder if I am ever going to have my money back ?
    Is Swoggi a scam or a genuine online auction site ?
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    • marcusjr
    • By marcusjr 3rd Dec 17, 1:14 AM
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    marcusjr
    Swoggi scam
    It is misrepresentation according to many reviewers. This should be REPORTED to TRADING STANDARDS UK. Go to there website and report them and they will investigate and shut them down for fraudulent misrepresentation if necessary. If criminal activity they will have their ill-gotten gains taken away by HM Government.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 3rd Dec 17, 8:35 AM
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    soolin
    It is misrepresentation according to many reviewers. This should be REPORTED to TRADING STANDARDS UK. Go to there website and report them and they will investigate and shut them down for fraudulent misrepresentation if necessary. If criminal activity they will have their ill-gotten gains taken away by HM Government.
    Originally posted by marcusjr
    This thread has been running since 2014 and swoggi have been reported to a number of official places on many occasions with no significant action taken against them. The easiest way to stop them is for people to use a bit of common sense when signing up to these sort of sites, if no one signs up then they will be forced out of business.
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