Where: Alibaba(Trading Website) Listing
Who: Bdi Technologies
How Much: $865.00 USD
Scammers e-mail: email@example.com
Scammers Fake Name: John Mendesa
This sucks. Can't believe I actually got scammed. I'm usually pretty good with these things. They accepted PayPal! What the hell! DON'T LISTEN TO ANYONE THAT SAYS PAYPAL IS SAFE FOR PAYMENTS OUTSIDE OF EBAY
I filed a dispute with PayPal, and it was decided in my favor, but they said they couldn't get anything from the seller's account!
This was there response...
'We have completed our investigation of this case. We attempted to process a refund from the seller's account to your account. Unfortunately, the seller's account does not contain the funds necessary to cover this refund. We were able to recover $0.00 USD. We have taken action against the seller and are working to recover the remainder of your refund. We will contact you when we have more information. No further action is required of you at this time.'
This scammer will obviously never make a deposit in his FAKE account.
I thought PayPal would be able to withdraw the funds from the seller's bank account. That's not the case; the seller has to have money in his/her PayPal account to be able to receive anything.
Anyone can be scammed by PayPal, all they have to do is open an account, scam someone, get the funds transferred to their bank account, then close the account.
Has anyone been through this situation?
What should I do now?
Is there a website that handles cases like this that can get my money back?
I want to get his ip address...