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HI I HAVE JUST BEEN CAUGHT OUT BY A NEW SCAM THAT SEEMS TO BE TAKING PLACE ON EBAY IAM ABOUT TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT AND HOW YOU CAN POSSIBLY AVOID THIS SCAM

REMEMBER IF YOU FIND THIS USEFULL THEN PLEASE VOTE FOR THIS AS BEING USEFULL :-)

THE SCAM TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU ORDER MULTIPLE ITEMS FROM A SELLER ( WHICH ALOT OF PEOPLE DO TO SAVE POSTAGE)

1ST LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPEND TO ME

I FOUND SOME GREAT MP4 IPOD CLONES ON EBAY WHICH WERE COSTING ABOUT 30 POUND ALL IN .I OWN A MARKET STALL SO THOUGHT ID GET A COUPLE IN AND SEE HOW THEY SOLD

I ORDERED 4 OF THE MP4 PLAYERS FROM THE SAME SELLER (TO SAVE A BIT OF MONEY ON THE POSTAGE)

I WAITED FOR A WEEK AND MY PACKAGE ARRIVED I OPENED THE BOX AND FOUND ONLY 2 MP4 PLAYERS IN THE BOX WHERE WAS MY OTHER TWO???

I CONTACTED THE SELLER AND THEY SAID THAT THEY WERE POSTED TOGETHER (THIS IS WHEN I STARTED TO SMELL SOMETHING FISHY IF THEY POSTED THEM TOGETHER THEY WOULD BE IN THE BOX WITH THE OTHER TWO WHY WOULD THEY POST TWO TOGETHER AND THEN THE OTHER TWO IT WOULD COST THEM NEARLY DOUBLE IN POSTAGE!!)

I WAITED ANOTHER TWO WEEKS AND NOTHING HAPPEND SO I CONTACTED PAYPAL

I ESCALATED THE PROCEDURE TO A PAYPAL CLAIM AND BEGUN TO WAIT FOR THEM TO COMPILE THEIR INVESTIGATION---- PAYPAL HAD NEVER LET ME DOWN BEFORE SO I FELT CONFIDENT THAT I WOULD GET MY MONEY BACK---

HOWEVER THIS IS THE KEY TO THE SCAM PAYPAL ONLY ASK FOR THE PROOF OF POSTAGE FROM THE SELLER AND BECAUSE THEY DID INDEED POST TWO OF THE FOUR MP4 PLAYERS THAT I ORDERED THEY CAN PROVE THAT THEY HAVE POSTED A PARCEL TO ME AND IT WAS SIGNED FOR WHAT PAYPAL CANT TELL IS WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE PARCEL ETC!!!

I GOT A MESSAGE FROM PAYPAL SAYING THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO AS THE SELLER HAS PROOVED THAT THE ITEM WAS POSTED AND SIGNED FOR SO I WAS OUT OF POCKET BY AT LEAST 60 POUND

PAYPAL THEN CLOSED THE CLAIM SO THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE I COULD DO.

THERE ARE A FEW TIPS I CAN PROVIDE TO HELP YOU AVOID THIS

IF BUYING MULTIPLE ITEMS YOU COULD ALLWAYS PAY FOR THEM SEPERATLEY THAT WAY THERE WOULD BE A SEPERATE TRANSCATION FOR EACH ITEM SO WHEN YOU COME TO CLAIM IT WILL MEAN THEY WILL NEED MORE THEN ONE POSTAGE RECIEPT TO FAX TO PAYPAL THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF AS EVERY ITEM WILL BE INDIVIDUAL AND HAVE ITS OWN TRACKING NUMBER PROOF OF POSTAGE ETC INSTAED OF ITEMS SHARING THE POSTAGE DETAILS

ASK THE SELLER IF THEY WILL BE POSTING ALL THE ITEMS IN THE SAME PACKAGE SO IF YOUR PARCEL TURNS UP WITH A SHORT ORDER YOU KNOW WETHER THEY ARE TRYING TO SCAM YOU AS THEY WOULD HAVE ALLREADY TOLD YOU WETHER OR NOT THEY WOULD BE COMING IN THE SAME BOX

IF BUYING MULTIPLE ITEMS THEN MAKE SURE THAT ITS NOT TO MUCH MONEY TO LOOSE OUT ON AS THIS SCAM IS QUITE A GOOD ONE AND EVEN PAYPAL ARE FINDING IT HARD TO DEAL WITH

ALLWAYS CHECK YOUR SELLERS FEEDBACK IF THEY HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR SAY 2 YEARS OR MORE AND HAVE A GOOD REP ETC THEN YOULL PROBABLY BE OK THE PERSON THAT SCAMMED ME HAD QUITE A FEW SALES BUT WAS ONLY A MEMBER FOR 6 MONTHS

THIS HAS HAPPEND TO ME TWICE NOW AND IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING MORE COMMON SPEACIALLY WITH SELLERS FROM HONG KONG AND CHINA

PLEASE DONT LET ME PUT YOU OFF BUYING MULTIPLE ITEMS FROM EBAY AS WE ALL KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY GREAT BARGAINS TO BE HAD FROM GENUINE SELLERS BUT PLEASE DO LET THIS MAKE YOU MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE ON THE ISSUE ITS HAPPENDING OUT THERE SO DONT LET IT HAPPEND TO YOU

ALLWAYS REMEBER TO ASK SELLERS QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE UNSURE IF THEY DONT RESPOND TO YOU WANTING TO BUY SOMETHING DO YOU THINK THEY WILL RESPOND IF YOUR WANTING TO RETURN SOMETHING

PLEASE BE CAREFULL AS THE LESS PEOPLE THAT GET SCAMMED THE LESS CHANCE THERE ARE OF PEOPLE USING THAT SCAM

PLEASE ALSO READ MY OTHER REVIEWS ON BUYING A XBOX 360 VERY HANDY AS XMAS IS APROACHING AND MANY PEOPLE MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR A CHEAP XBOX 360 BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION :-)

THANKS AGAIN FOR SPENDING THE TIME TO READ THIS I HOPE ME BEING SCAMMED HAS HELPED YOU NOT TO BE :-)

AND REMEMBER TO MARK THIS GUIDE USEFULL IF YOU FOUND IT ANY HELP :-)

THANKS AGAIN AND HAPPY EBAYING

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