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VIDEOGAME SELLERS TARGETED FRAUD info on half.com / ebay/ amazon


#631 lokie56   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   36 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

eBay new non paying scumbagggo, whats dumb is the number of complaints he has and his account is still active.
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Multiple cases of non payment likes to buy rare stuff, and CEs

#632 hankmecrankme   Drunken Jesus CAGiversary!   17389 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:23 AM

Two months and two weeks later, and I finally got a chargeback from. . .

ASHLEY MCGIRT
5048 Needham Road
Bailey, NC 27807

I sent an email explaining everything to Half.com, my tracking number, delivery confirmation, and links to this thread and posts with "Ashley McGirt" and her info. Wish me luck. . .

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I like how this one black guy manager at my nearest KFC rejected the chicken and told the employees to make me some new chicken. He understood how us black folks like our friend chicken fresh and not hard.


I love me some fried food. I eat friend food all the time and I'm still super skinny. I can eat all the friend chicken and other unhealthy foods never getting fat.:D


#633 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:30 PM

Amazon
Now I will not be shipping to any third party "forwarders".
Recipient is actually in Costa Rica and after I issued a 100% refund (dumb on my part) I found out the addy was for a company after issuing the refund...

Originally I tried to track it throught USPS Delivery Confimration which showed shipment 4/1 received in Miami 4/3 but not "delivered"... after 4 days, USPS was unable to confirm delivery, so I refunded (recipient had filed by 2nd ever A-Z... first one was a definitve scammer and I won)

The forwarding company investigated and the game was received 4/24...

Shipping Address:
Tipna Fabbs Burns (SJO59004)
MIAMI, FLORIDA
7620 NW 63RD ST
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33166-3608

I will now be googling addys before shipping, thank goodness this was a $12 game.
"I'd bet ya dollars to donuts ..."

#634 edavis0780   Disbarred! STFUJT CAGiversary!   592 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:14 AM

Can anyone help me out with an issue I'm having with an Amazon buyer? I recently picked up a Red/Black DS Lite on craigslist. The system was in excellent condition with some wear on the top cover being the only blemish worth noting.

I sold it on Amazon and just received a complaint alleging that the system does not hold a charge, the L & R buttons are not working, and the serial number is missing from the back.

I played on this DS Lite shortly before sending it out. I confirmed that it does indeed hold a charge (played Phantom Hourglass for a bit and Pokemon), the serial number was on the back when I was cleaning the system, and the L & R buttons were working when I played Link to the Past.

The real kicker is that the craigslist seller e-mailed me pictures of the system. One of these pictures shows the serial number on the back (albeit with a thin black censor bar obscuring the actual numbers). Either way, it shows that there was indeed a serial number sticker when I sent it out.

I get the feeling that this person is trying to commit return fraud at my expense. I will attempt to get the unaltered picture of the serial number from the craigslist seller.

I just wanted to know if I should ask the customer to send it back first or dispute this issue with Amazon directly and bring it to their attention that this customer is trying to commit return fraud. I know the system is biased towards the buyer, but I caught her in a lie and I think I can BBQ this asshole's story with proof.

Thanks for any and all help. I will also post the offender's name and mailing address should it indeed be a case of return fraud.
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#635 io   ... Super Moderators   23466 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:26 AM

^ You should always take your own pictures of stuff like that.

I haven't had many issues lately but then again I'm not selling that much any more. But I did have something a few weeks back that I thought for sure I'd have to count as a loss: a chargeback from a buyer in Mexico that just paid for cheap first-class shipping (so no tracking once it went past LA). Much to my surprise, PayPal covered the chargeback. So, yeah, that was a pleasant surprise. Apparently the first-class tracking number (which is just the Customs number, really) is sufficient now. That didn't used to be the case as I lost out on a few International shipments in the past because they weren't Priority Mail (with full tracking showing delivery).

The chargeback was for "unauthorized" purchase and I never heard a word from the buyer via email or eBay.

#636 edavis0780   Disbarred! STFUJT CAGiversary!   592 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:15 AM

^ You should always take your own pictures of stuff like that.


I usually do, but the DS Lite wasn't all that expensive of an item ($50+). I've sold items well above that so I didn't really give it a second thought. I'm going to hold onto the serial number picture until I absolutely have to. I'm probably going to ask her to return it first (the broken DS Lite) so she can't possibly switch the serial number sticker or anything.
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"I am a one-man violent video game wrecking crew"

"I love the smell of burning gamers in the morning."

"These flowers were sent to harass me."

"Nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you're a hit man or a video gamer."

-Jack Thompson

Without Jack Thompson, wikiquotes just wouldn't be the same.


#637 edavis0780   Disbarred! STFUJT CAGiversary!   592 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

edavis0780

Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:57 PM

Just thought I'd update:

The bitch that was trying to scam me for a DS Lite appears to have dropped her case. The return I initiated is still open, but she has not contacted me in over 2 weeks. I'm hoping the return is dropped completely. I'm just surprised people try this shit, and Amazon allows it.
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"I am a one-man violent video game wrecking crew"

"I love the smell of burning gamers in the morning."

"These flowers were sent to harass me."

"Nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you're a hit man or a video gamer."

-Jack Thompson

Without Jack Thompson, wikiquotes just wouldn't be the same.


#638 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1031 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:28 PM

Just thought I'd update:

The bitch that was trying to scam me for a DS Lite appears to have dropped her case. The return I initiated is still open, but she has not contacted me in over 2 weeks. I'm hoping the return is dropped completely. I'm just surprised people try this shit, and Amazon allows it.


Maybe you could post her name and address for everyone?

#639 mitemouse   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   609 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2013 - 01:08 AM

zazueta_maria

 

Non Paying ebayer. Bought a disc only game from me with best offer, I accepted the offer in less than a minute. 2 hours later says they found a more complete copy and want to cancel.

Im not going to let it cancel and will get them a non payer strike.



#640 Conaboob   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   9 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Conaboob

Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

 

joshnept2

 

Non-paying buyer. Purchased through buy it now and never paid or responded to messages. 



#641 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1031 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2013 - 03:30 PM

Buyer's remorse forced return amazon

 

Johnathan Yasinski



#642 ScareTax   Not Sure What Goes Here CAGiversary!   57 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:54 PM

These were also reported, but they may have been isolated cases:

JOHN T. BOWMAN
724 Greentree Circle Apt. #202
Chesapeake, VA 23320
 

 

I live down the street from this address. I'll go kick his door in and ruff him up for you.


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#643 lzanagi   Banned Banned   194 Posts   Joined 1.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:22 AM

I never noticed this topic before. Is videogamesupply this one?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...videogamesupply

 

I've done a few transactions with them before, I believe. But I've only bought stuff from them, not sold it to them.



#644 sellccvgood   CAG in Training CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:27 PM

Get me all the SoCal addresses



#645 DillonKC  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:37 PM

batterysurplus2013

Francine smith
4516 shawnray drive
Middletown, OH 45044
United States

Opens a item not as described case, then returns an empty envelope while keeping the item

#646 elessar123   "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER." CAGiversary!   10903 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:22 AM

Really? Stan Smith ought to punch some sense into her.


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#647 sp00ge   Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen! CAGiversary!   10258 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:23 PM

Really? Stan Smith ought to punch some sense into her.

I bet it's really Roger that's doing it.



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#648 Ferrari Racer   Amiibo Wars: Wave 5 CAGiversary!   3657 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:03 AM

Here's a scammer. Bought a Xbox One from him and got smelly clothes instead. Smh.

 

He has an Amazon store too apparently. Also he used USPS to ship it LOL.

 

Sell ID: graveyards_garage_sale

Robert Edwards

120 Drive 1240 

Mooreville, MS, 38857

Customer Service email: [email protected]\

 

UPDATE- got a full refund!


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#649 ShadowAssassin   Music & Movie Pirating SOB CAGiversary!   2842 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:48 AM

Better watch out. They might be Frank Costanza clothes with moths.



#650 MRW2276   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   307 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:00 AM

Amazon
Now I will not be shipping to any third party "forwarders".
Recipient is actually in Costa Rica and after I issued a 100% refund (dumb on my part) I found out the addy was for a company after issuing the refund...

Originally I tried to track it throught USPS Delivery Confimration which showed shipment 4/1 received in Miami 4/3 but not "delivered"... after 4 days, USPS was unable to confirm delivery, so I refunded (recipient had filed by 2nd ever A-Z... first one was a definitve scammer and I won)

The forwarding company investigated and the game was received 4/24...

Shipping Address:
Tipna Fabbs Burns (SJO59004)
MIAMI, FLORIDA
7620 NW 63RD ST
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33166-3608

I will now be googling addys before shipping, thank goodness this was a $12 game.

Speaking of googling ebay addresses. I got a live one me thinks. Paypal address doesn't match the verified address. When you search the address there is yet another name and the guy is a registered sex offender with a history of dealing in stolen goods. Also the tell tale sign of a dorment account suddenly spending hundreds.Tried to warn ebay and paypal last night, but was told it's OK to send. Guess ebay will just raise fees to cover all their loss on fraud.



#651 BHitmanW20   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   42 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:36 PM

I sold a legit copy of Pokemon Fire Red on Amazon and the buyer e-mailed me telling me he was pissed I sent him a fake and wanted me to take care of it or he'd contact Amazon and leave me bad feedback. I asked some questions to get more info before telling him that I know 100% is wasn't fake, but he got pissed that I didn't immediately refund his money and opened an A-Z case.  Amazon refunded his money but found that I wasn't at fault so I didn't have to pay him. The buyer left me negative feedback and I'm sure he won't remove it and Amazon's feedback removal policy doesn't cover this scenario. Anyone aware of anything else I can do about this?  By refunding his money, Amazon is just enabling scammers to continue screwing with sellers.

Here's the name/address

Elizabeth Espinoza
4630 BORDER VILLAGE RD # 1334
SAN YSIDRO, CA 92173-3118

The contact name in the messages exchanged was Frank



#652 sp00ge   Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen! CAGiversary!   10258 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:27 PM

I sold a legit copy of Pokemon Fire Red on Amazon and the buyer e-mailed me telling me he was pissed I sent him a fake and wanted me to take care of it or he'd contact Amazon and leave me bad feedback. I asked some questions to get more info before telling him that I know 100% is wasn't fake, but he got pissed that I didn't immediately refund his money and opened an A-Z case.  Amazon refunded his money but found that I wasn't at fault so I didn't have to pay him. The buyer left me negative feedback and I'm sure he won't remove it and Amazon's feedback removal policy doesn't cover this scenario. Anyone aware of anything else I can do about this?  By refunding his money, Amazon is just enabling scammers to continue screwing with sellers.

Here's the name/address

Elizabeth Espinoza
4630 BORDER VILLAGE RD # 1334
SAN YSIDRO, CA 92173-3118

The contact name in the messages exchanged was Frank

That's selling on Amazon for you.  I'd send a feedback removal request to Amazon, since it can't hurt to try, even if it's not "covered" by their policies.  Sometimes you'll get a seller support person that will use common sense to determine that the feedback is fabricated bullshit, especially based on the history of the transaction in question.



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#653 BHitmanW20   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   42 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:07 PM

That's selling on Amazon for you.  I'd send a feedback removal request to Amazon, since it can't hurt to try, even if it's not "covered" by their policies.  Sometimes you'll get a seller support person that will use common sense to determine that the feedback is fabricated bullshit, especially based on the history of the transaction in question.

Already tried that through their automated system and it was declined.  I spoke to someone on the phone earlier who created a case and escalated it to a supervisor.  Hoping to hear back in 1-2 days.



#654 ferant316   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   828 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:29 AM

Here's a new one:

Jonathan Scher
900 Las Palmas Way
El Paso, TX 79912-1844

Username: johny_olde

They did a bank reversal on a game they bought from me, I called eBay and Paypal and they said I should be fine as they are investigating the buyer for suspicious activity as they initiated over 200 bank reversals today and as long as I can provide Delivery Confirmation I should be covered. However, I do not understand how someone can commit that many bank reversals and still be an eBay member.

#655 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1031 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:05 AM

Here's the name/address

Elizabeth Espinoza
4630 BORDER VILLAGE RD # 1334
SAN YSIDRO, CA 92173-3118

The contact name in the messages exchanged was Frank

That name and state looks so fucken familiar.  I think it's a serial scammer.



#656 BHitmanW20   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   42 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

BHitmanW20

Posted 26 May 2014 - 11:09 PM

Already tried that through their automated system and it was declined.  I spoke to someone on the phone earlier who created a case and escalated it to a supervisor.  Hoping to hear back in 1-2 days.

Just a quick update....I did finally convince Amazon to remove the feedback.  It took a lot of persistence.



#657 Agent Orange   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   855 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:06 AM

I just had two people from Van Nuys, CA order items from me (1 is video game related, the other is not). It seems they are in the same Apartment complex, but different units. Wonder if I'm about to have another scam attempt - or it's a really crazy coincidence that so many addresses are from Van Nuys, CA... and now I got two of them. I just thought it was odd to have 2 bidders so close together, searched "Van Nuys ebay fraud" and this thread was one of the top results. Good old cheapassgamer.com.  :bow: 

 

The thing is though, both of these guys have perfect feedback (one of them very extensive feedback going 10 years) and none of them mention chargebacks. So I don't know. There is really no basis to cancel the items. I guess I'll ship them and see what happens (the 2 or 3 times in the past that I had attempted chargebacks, I didn't lose anything anyway... and these aren't particularly pricey items). 

 

WTF is up with all the fraud in CA though. Seems crazy that so much of it comes from there. I'm assuming all the illegal immigration must play a role or something, but there must be something else that makes it so easy to do these frauds in CA. Or maybe CA just has a crazy proportion of criminals? :-k  



#658 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11225 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:51 AM

^^^double the population of any other state.



#659 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:57 AM

Amazon -

Just shipped (today) to this address and while it's not listed, I am concerned as the purchaser was Jose Garcia, but the recipient -

Marcos Espinosa
38 DORAL WAY
ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA 94509

Bought two mint complete GBA GBC games  - totalling $80

I shipped Priority with DC...

Does this address sound familiar to anyone?

I posted now, as if I get dinged it might help another seller....

I will delete the above eventually...

 

Sadly I have been scammed on Amazon but luckily won all three attempts (man it was a time consuming battle!)


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#660 sp00ge   Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen! CAGiversary!   10258 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:06 AM

I might have a live one here.  Sold my personal copy of Metal Gear :xb1: last week and shipped it right away.  Got a notice tonight from the buyer claiming it was scratched up and his XB1 wouldn't read it.

 

The problem is, I bought the game brand new the week before it sold and played through it twice in one day and immediately listed it, only touching the disc three times, including checking the disc prior to shipping it.  I'm pretty sure this guy is trying to swap out his damaged disc for my pristine one.  Once it's confirmed, I'll post info here about it.

 

I should have just traded it to Gamestop... I didn't make much more after fees than GS would have given me anyways.



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