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    • Sparrow66
    • By Sparrow66 20th Aug 19, 12:04 PM
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    Scammed over Reading ticket
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    • 20th Aug 19, 12:04 PM
    Scammed over Reading ticket 20th Aug 19 at 12:04 PM
    Hello,
    My daughter broke up with her boyfriend who had bought her a ticket for Reading.He didnít give her the option to buy her ticket off him and the following day the tickets sold out.We have been trying to get her a ticket.We found one on FB and my husband paid a deposit to the seller via PayPal using his credit card.We went through family and friends and we paid a deposit of £80.
    It has turned out to be a scam.My husband has been in touch with PayPal who say there is nothing they can do.Do we have any chance with the credit card company?
    It is under £100 so we are not eligible under that clause are we? Itís fraud as now the person has stopped responding after stringing is along with excuse after excuse.
    Would really value some advice on this.
    TIA
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 25th Aug 19, 2:31 PM
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    • 25th Aug 19, 2:31 PM
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    • 25th Aug 19, 2:31 PM
    Action Fraud - would not be surprised if they already have a number of reports
    • soolin
    • By soolin 25th Aug 19, 6:44 PM
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    • 25th Aug 19, 6:44 PM
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    • 25th Aug 19, 6:44 PM
    Action Fraud - would not be surprised if they already have a number of reports
    Originally posted by Caz3121
    A week or so ago I would have agreed with you, just recently though there has been suggestions that they are a waste of time.

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6037833

    OP unfortunately I can't see anything here to suggest, using family and friends was a mistake, as I suspect you now realise. These festival tickets are being openly scammed now, most Facebook selling sites tend to warn against them and even if admin don't remove them there's usually a few other users pointing out that buyers should proceed with caution and only pay via a safe and actionable payment method.

    I think you may need to write this off.
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    • Sparrow66
    • By Sparrow66 27th Aug 19, 12:19 PM
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    • 27th Aug 19, 12:19 PM
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    • 27th Aug 19, 12:19 PM
    Hi, just a very quick update. The credit card company were amazing and have fully refunded my husband. We had to wait until after the event , but he has been refunded the full amount. We realise we have been very fortunate and will never go via that route again. We will use Twickets which we should have done in the first place, or better still just try and get tickets!
    • Sparrow66
    • By Sparrow66 27th Aug 19, 12:22 PM
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    • 27th Aug 19, 12:22 PM
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    • 27th Aug 19, 12:22 PM
    I think there was some discussion on Gumtree about scammers, it's affecting a lot of people.
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