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    • aido_daudov
    • By aido_daudov 4th Aug 18, 1:26 PM
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    Marketplace fraud
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    • 4th Aug 18, 1:26 PM
    Marketplace fraud 4th Aug 18 at 1:26 PM
    Hi to everyone. First I want to apologize for the poor English, but I really need your help. About 2 Months ago in Facebook marketplace I found person selling carpart which I needed. I contacted with him by Facebook messenger and realized that he lives to far from me that why I asked him to send the part with DPD parcel company and I will pay for that aswell. He gave me his back account number and sort code and his names. I sent the money immediately and he confirmed that he received the money. Few days later he told me that he sent the part but couldn't provide me any tracking number or receipt from the parcel company. After 2-3 weeks of waiting for something to happen I told him that I now he didn't sent anything and asked for my money back, I gave him my bank details but haven't received any money yet and he stopped answer me messages. I tried to open small court case but they need his address which I havent got. Im asking you for your help. And sorry again for the poor English.
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 4th Aug 18, 1:51 PM
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    • 4th Aug 18, 1:51 PM
    Hi to everyone. First I want to apologize for the poor English, but I really need your help. About 2 Months ago in Facebook marketplace I found person selling carpart which I needed. I contacted with him by Facebook messenger and realized that he lives to far from me that why I asked him to send the part with DPD parcel company and I will pay for that aswell. He gave me his back account number and sort code and his names. I sent the money immediately and he confirmed that he received the money. Few days later he told me that he sent the part but couldn't provide me any tracking number or receipt from the parcel company. After 2-3 weeks of waiting for something to happen I told him that I now he didn't sent anything and asked for my money back, I gave him my bank details but haven't received any money yet and he stopped answer me messages. I tried to open small court case but they need his address which I havent got. Im asking you for your help. And sorry again for the poor English.
    Originally posted by aido_daudov
    The bad news is that you have almost certainly lost your money. Bank transfers are not a way of paying safely and you cannot get it back via your bank. Even if you were to go,to small claims you would need a geographic address that is linked to the seller, and I can't suggest any way of getting that.

    Whilst it won't help on this occasion always pay using a safe method, a proper PayPal payment or by card.

    You can report to auctionfraud so they have a note of it, but it doesn't help you get your money back.
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    • aido_daudov
    • By aido_daudov 4th Aug 18, 3:46 PM
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    Thaks for your answer. I just find out where he works. If I give his working place address like his would it work. He will get the court letter probably
    • soolin
    • By soolin 4th Aug 18, 5:09 PM
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    Thaks for your answer. I just find out where he works. If I give his working place address like his would it work. He will get the court letter probably
    Originally posted by aido_daudov
    THat would work if it is his business, if he is an employee then you would still need a geographic address.
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    • aido_daudov
    • By aido_daudov 4th Aug 18, 5:42 PM
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    It looks like a small family business but he is an employee there . Thats all the info that I foundfor him on his Facebook profile. I was hoping that they will pass him the letter when they see his name on it. So disappointed ((
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    • By forgotmyname 4th Aug 18, 10:10 PM
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    If he is a scammer then his profile will be fake also.

    Bank transfers are not the way to do business with strangers. Its like popping the money in an evelope and leaving it in a public bin.

    Stick to ebay or cash on collection sales.
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    • RFW
    • By RFW 4th Aug 18, 10:27 PM
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    It looks like a small family business but he is an employee there . Thats all the info that I foundfor him on his Facebook profile. I was hoping that they will pass him the letter when they see his name on it. So disappointed ((
    Originally posted by aido_daudov
    How much money are we talking about?


    If you issue a court claim that will cost money, if it isn't the address of the person then it will be sent back to the court and you'd have to find the right address. I think that also costs extra money.


    On the other hand if you do have his work address and it is a small company they may not be pleased that their employee is defrauding people. Unfortunately that might not help you get your money back.


    If it were me and I have the details you have I'd probably write a (polite) letter to the company along with any details you may have to back it up. Stick in your bank details and ask to be reimbursed. That's not going to cost you any more than a stamp and has about as much chance of working as a court claim.
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    • aido_daudov
    • By aido_daudov 5th Aug 18, 12:04 AM
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    Thank for all your answers and help. His Facebook profile is not fake because I see every day he is posting stuff, i can see his pictures his friends and family (probably he doesn't realise that because I'm not in his Facebook friends list). I thought to write to his family and friends about what he did but just wanted to keep it like a last option because that wil remaind him to block me. I will try to write to his employer, will ask some friend to write it in fluency English. Thanks guys.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 5th Aug 18, 1:24 PM
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    What value ?
    • aido_daudov
    • By aido_daudov 5th Aug 18, 3:19 PM
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    140, sory I forgot to answer to this question.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 5th Aug 18, 3:21 PM
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    To get his home address, could you get a friend to offer to collect an item from his home if he's still selling
    • aido_daudov
    • By aido_daudov 5th Aug 18, 3:27 PM
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    Yeah he still sells stuff, I told one friend but still has no answer. If you type in marketplace " Standard Volvo intercooler" you will see it For 108, and when you press on seller's information you can see that he sells a bike and radio player. If someone ask him for the bike and where can collect it would be great
    • RFW
    • By RFW 5th Aug 18, 3:37 PM
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    140, sory I forgot to answer to this question.
    Originally posted by aido_daudov
    In my opinion a court claim would be throwing more money away for a small amount. I'd generally caution that under 200 or so and depending on your chances of getting paid if you win.
    A court claim could be defended by the defendant saying they were hacked and it wasn't paid into their account. You'd then have to prove it was which would mean you needing police help, which, sadly, you're unlikely to get.


    Try the employer and report to police via action fraud, also report to Facebook.
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    • aido_daudov
    • By aido_daudov 5th Aug 18, 4:36 PM
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    Will try the employer, I have tried with Facebook but nothing happened.
    • aido_daudov
    • By aido_daudov 10th Aug 18, 11:56 PM
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    Employer is not bothered, can someone pls help me. Just find his post in marketplace and ask him for location to collect it this weekend, and pass me the details.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 11th Aug 18, 9:10 AM
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    Employer is not bothered, can someone pls help me. Just find his post in marketplace and ask him for location to collect it this weekend, and pass me the details.
    Originally posted by aido_daudov
    That's not really what this forum is for, ask a work colleague or family member to help.
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    • aido_daudov
    • By aido_daudov 13th Aug 18, 7:36 PM
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    I did, but he doesn't answer them before he cann see that they are my friends or related to me. Ok no worries thank you all for your help
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 13th Aug 18, 9:39 PM
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    Get someone who is not on your facebook list to ask him.

    Remove someone from your list and then ask or create a new account and add random people and then ask him yourself.
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