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On line fraud

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Campaigns Corner
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bikeitbikeit Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Campaigns Corner
Im not sure i have posted this in the correct section but i sent £515 to a guy in England via a bank transfer for a camera lens, he contacted me through Facebook, i have reported the case to the police and National crime bureau, had i of know a BT wasn't safe there is no chance i would have sent the money as its the second time i sent money this way, i had to go into my local branch and get help doing it as i didnt know how to do it and not once did any member of staff in the bank mention to me that it wasn't a safe way to send money, can anyone offer any help in ways that i might be able to get the money back.

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  • DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    Theres nothing wrong with using bank transfers, problems occur when you use it as a means of payment for stuff for sale on Facebook/Gumtree.



    When did you send the money ?


    Do you have his address ?
    I guess you don't.


    Is his profile still up ?


    You tried to find him using 192.com ? Might not work if hes not easy to find.
  • LadyDeeLadyDee Forumite
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    When I read the OP's post I immediately thought he's another newbie who has been ripped off. Then I noticed he's been a member for 7 years, and he needs warning against BT when buying stuff from Facebook!
  • NCC-1701NCC-1701 Forumite
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    LadyDee wrote: »
    When I read the OP's post I immediately thought he's another newbie who has been ripped off. Then I noticed he's been a member for 7 years, and he needs warning against BT when buying stuff from Facebook!

    Did you also notice the OP was posted nearly six months ago?
  • MABLEMABLE Forumite
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    NCC-1701 wrote: »
    Did you also notice the OP was posted nearly six months ago?

    Obviously not!
  • edited 10 August 2019 at 5:17PM
    ORAC60ORAC60 Forumite
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    edited 10 August 2019 at 5:17PM
    Never send any one money to who you don't know
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