View Full Version : What can we do against scammers??
10-18-2007, 07:58 AM
Is there any way to legally report them to the police or anything we can do?
10-18-2007, 10:34 AM
Yes, there is. You can report them to their location police department, and you can also file a complaint with the FBI's internet fraud bureau ;)
10-18-2007, 12:46 PM
Does it have to be above a certain amount of money you were ripped if you want to report them?
10-18-2007, 12:54 PM
What are the circumstances? Was this on eBay? Paypal? Online store?
10-18-2007, 01:04 PM
(Early March) A member on the JoeCustoms Forums approached me and asked if I wanted to trade some Sigma 6 figures. A 3-for-3 even trade. I sent my end out, and he claimed he sent his out. After a week and a half of waiting, I asked him if he had really sent it out, he told me he did. Another two weeks goes by and I PM him again, and he declares it was "lost in the mail". The value of what I sent him was about $20. I was pretty frustrated, he got my end the first week of the trade and took tons of pictures of them. I PMed him again and he said he was "really sorry (He seemed sincere), but there was nothing he could do about it" I eventually gave up trying. I still haven't gotten anything to this day (Mid October) and I really don't think he ever sent the figures out.
My question is: Is this a circumstance that the Police or Fraud Bureau would take?
10-18-2007, 01:14 PM
For $20.00 I would just let it go. If I was you I would use PayPal to send money from now on because you can get your cash back if you never get the package.
10-18-2007, 01:16 PM
I've got to agree.....
Use your judgement.....and use secure means of transferring money, otherwise your stuck...
10-18-2007, 01:20 PM
Toro, I'm very sorry to hear of your problem.
Out of curiosity, was there any insurance and/or tracking applied to the package that was mailed to you? (sorry, I'm sure if there was you'd already be pursuing that avenue, just curious).
As for the monetary amount, it doesn't matter how much the transaction was for, you can still report it here:
Best of luck to you!
10-18-2007, 01:22 PM
Sweet!! Just what I was looking for!
No Delivery Conformation or Insurance.
10-18-2007, 01:31 PM
Toromaga sorry to hear, that sucks man.
makes me think twice sometimes...
10-18-2007, 01:37 PM
Thankfully we can report scammers. It seems the member who scammed me had scammed about 10-15 other people on YoJoe.com
10-18-2007, 02:11 PM
you know what i say....
go to their house.
10-18-2007, 02:27 PM
Yeah, I've been burned/scammed at least 3 or 4 times, and unfortunately they have all been pretty much completely on the other side of the US.
10-18-2007, 02:34 PM
Here is my solution. Say you only accept trades when you can track the package and sign for it.You dont ship yours out until you get a confirmation number. Oh and if you do get scammed tell everyone his name both user and real and hometown (he can swtich addresses easy, but not not states and cities). Save others from getting scammed and make the guy look bad.
If he was real, he would have just sent your figures back, gone out and gotte nthe other ones again etc etc.
Sorry for your luck. That sucks.
10-18-2007, 07:48 PM
Toro... it wasn't Robert Bohounan was it?!
10-18-2007, 09:03 PM
Nope, it was Ben Reiley (Or however you spell it)
10-18-2007, 09:16 PM
Oh geez.... the OTHER infamous jerkoff.
10-18-2007, 09:22 PM
That is why I like the Good Traders/Sellers list on the boards. I feel better trading with someone if they have a good rep there.
Sadly...I'm always skeptical and pay extra for insurance and tracking...and do so when I trade/sell something. It covers both parties...and is always another avenue for getting your item or cash back.
10-19-2007, 08:21 PM
Toro, PM me back man.
EDIT: anyone else trading with Toro here? PM me!
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