Royal Mail Swap Out - Fraudulent stamps
I purchased some sheets of stamps a few years ago before one of the price increases. I've used some of them but many have been sat in a drawer for around 3 years.
I dug them out and sent them back into Royal Mail as part of the swap out scheme in order to get the barcoded stamps in return, but to my surprise, I just received a letter saying that 89 of the 92 stamps I sent in were not genuine so have not been exchanged!
I had no idea at all that these stamps were fraudulent. I paid full price for them at the time and have been using them to send letters occasionally without any issues. But it seems like I have been the victim of a scam (assuming Royal Mail are correct in what they say - which I have no way to prove or disprove as they kept the stamps).
I looked back at my emails and found my order for these stamps which I purchased from Amazon. I have contatced Amazon but they said they can not do anything about it as it was longer than 2 years ago when I purchased, and Royal Mail aren't interested as they say they were not genuine so it's not their problem.
I assume there is nothing I can do here but it feels really frustrating to be in this situation where it looks like I was scammed by the seller on Amazon and now have lost all that money. Does anyone have any advice (other than don't by stamps from Amazon again!)
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