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Old 12-26-2018, 10:28 PM
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I had posted a WTB post looking for a transmission and like a fool included my phone number to text pics and info to. well a person texted me claiming to be a member here (gave me a phony username that happens to be a respectful member) we struck a deal and I paid him half (250 dollars) once payment was made I never heard back from him. he then rejected all my calls and pretty much disappeared. I do have his name listed on his paypal account. long story short, please be cautious. I was hoping to have the trans put in for my wedding but now, im not sure this is going to happen. I do believe in karma but man, what a bummer.
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:01 PM
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PayPal will help you get your money back. Thatís one of the reasons to use PayPal.
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:18 PM
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Hopefully, you sent the money through Paypal using the "Paying for Goods and Services" option.... there is a list of items that are covered, just contact Paypal. If you use "friends and family" to send the money, you are out of luck.
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thanks but not knowing, I sent the payment using the friends and family tab
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:50 PM
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So sorry to hear that brother, wish you could lay hands on this scumbag!
Hopefully you will be able to get a tranny soon.
If not here, maybe a forum vendor like Vettenuts can take care of you.
This is sad, but should be a lesson to us all. Never post your contact info in a thread. Only share it via Private Message.
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Originally Posted by vetteguy8899 View Post
thanks but not knowing, I sent the payment using the friends and family tab
You still should report the scam to PayPal so they will know to freeze the crook's account and ban the crook. While you are at it, ask them to refund your payment. If the scammer has any money in the account, maybe they will use it to refund your loss.

For others who may see this thread, please review this link on suggestions on how to avoid being scammed:

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...nsactions.html
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Never use Friends & Family unless the person is well known to you or you are willing to lose the money.

If a person asks for it, simply say you will pay the 3% fee, (unless you want to argue about the total). If someone resists, it tells you all you need to know. I do this in every transaction.
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