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


#421 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3538 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:31 PM

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Edit: It would appear that this was a false alarm.

Edited by Indigo_Streetlight, 25 September 2010 - 02:35 AM.


#422 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   18406 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:01 PM

I've been left incorrect feedback my accident before, but at least now you can personally request to have them change the feedback at least if it really was an accident.

One of my buyers left me a neutral saying that I took 3 weeks to ship even though I shipped it out the following day and it arrived three days later.

I messaged him and he said that was meant for another seller and he was leaving like 10 feedbacks at the same time, so he got them confused.

I sent him a request to change feedback and problem solved.

I'm not saying this is the case here, but you never know. Sometimes it really is an accident, but unfortunately you can't initiate request to change feedback unless the seller initiates it first.

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#423 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3538 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 11:41 PM

I've been left incorrect feedback my accident before, but at least now you can personally request to have them change the feedback at least if it really was an accident.

One of my buyers left me a neutral saying that I took 3 weeks to ship even though I shipped it out the following day and it arrived three days later.

I messaged him and he said that was meant for another seller and he was leaving like 10 feedbacks at the same time, so he got them confused.

I sent him a request to change feedback and problem solved.

I'm not saying this is the case here, but you never know. Sometimes it really is an accident, but unfortunately you can't initiate request to change feedback unless the seller initiates it first.


Okay, I guess there is the slim possibility of an accident, so I might as well try this. Worst case scenario I'll know for sure that they were trying to pull a scam :bomb:

#424 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3538 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:10 PM

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I'd like to shout out a warning to any CAGs who get an order from this chick on Amazon. She left me a neutral feedback which detailed a sequence of events that never happened (customer service contact, me issuing a refund, etc.). I get the vibe that she's one of those types who bullies with bad feedback in order to hook herself free games. Beware.


Okay, as an update I contacted this lady and she removed the feedback, saying it was intended for a different seller. Good thing some cool-headed CAGs were here or I might still be fuming over some bad feedback.

Edited by Indigo_Streetlight, 25 September 2010 - 02:35 AM.


#425 WarPSycho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   73 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:30 PM

if u noticed a lot of those addresses are in not so friendly places

#426 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   18406 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:39 PM

Okay, as an update I contacted this lady and she removed the feedback, saying it was intended for a different seller. Good thing some cool-headed CAGs were here or I might still be fuming over some bad feedback.


Glad to hear everything worked out.

Although there the eBay/Amazon community seem to have changed since awhile back when I started up on eBay/Amazon, I still do my best to give them the benefit of the doubt, especially if I know nothing went wrong.

There can be a lot of jerks out there, but there are also a lot of people who do make mistakes once in awhile. Nobody's perfect ;P

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#427 WeaponX2099   I'm Frankie Sinatra CAGiversary!   5231 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 02:11 AM

Okay, as an update I contacted this lady and she removed the feedback, saying it was intended for a different seller. Good thing some cool-headed CAGs were here or I might still be fuming over some bad feedback.


Ok, just gotta say, you gotta remove and delete the name if it's a mistake.

#428 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3538 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 02:35 AM

Ok, just gotta say, you gotta remove and delete the name if it's a mistake.


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#429 WeaponX2099   I'm Frankie Sinatra CAGiversary!   5231 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 02:48 AM

Done.


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#430 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:42 AM

Well I just got scammed on ebay. From a member that just joined. No contact no dispute no nothing straight up chargeback as soon as package was received . Paypal won't let me see her address.

#431 kklems   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1680 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2010 - 12:04 AM

FYI, here is the eBay account name of another one of Hitgaming's video game buyers, justabuyerhg. Surprise, surprise, he has the same address as Ms. Sarah Allen (who I'm sure quite a few of you are familiar with through the River):

Chris William
6780 Russellville Rd
Hopkinsville KY 42240

If you search for that address online, you can easily find that is the location for hitgaming (amazon name)/videogamsupply (eBay name). Now PLEASE understand, I am not saying that either he or Sarah Allen have personally scammed me (yet), heck this guy has 100% feedback (although that doesn't mean too much, since he only buys). I have heard some problems others have reported with Ms. Allen in this thread, but I believe that they didn't have any type of tracking to document the transaction. I just make sure that anything that goes to this address is loaded with signature confirmation, insurance, etc...and I make sure to tell them so, and I've never had a problem. These guys are too big to want to mess with insurance claims, etc..., but I wouldn't put them above swiping a game that showed up with no DC or tracking.

I just wanted you guys to be aware that you might have another company trying to buy out your inventory. It's not such a big deal on eBay, where if you've priced your item properly, you're getting your asking price. They will pay top dollar for colectible stuff sometimes, simply because their increased search exposure on both sites lets them put astronomical prices on things.

Where they will really get you is on Amazon. If you get engaged in one of the 'penny wars' that people get into quite frequently there, these guys will swoop in and buy your stuff when it's value really deflates. I have no doubt that they have smaller account holders who will $$$$le the price of something down to way less than it's worth, then swoop in and buy it when your price lowers.


BEWARE!

It's not such a big deal on eBay, if you have priced your item properly, then they are buying it at your asking price.


I have had no problems with this buyer. He has bought a lot of rare/oop stuff from me and I have never had a problem. I would not hesitate to ship to him if you are accurately listing your items and pay $.17 for DC or free DC when shipping Priority.

#432 Collectorscardsandga   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   2 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 05:43 PM

I am so glad you posted this. I was suspicious about an Amazon customer that I have problem swith and found this. I wish I had seen it sooner. I have also been scammed by these same people. 8 orders from Amazon shipped to Val/Mitchell Shacht, 19 Brighton Ave, Belleville, NJ and 13 Municipal Plaze Bloomfield, NJ. The orders that I put tracking, every one got damaged and they wanted a refund. The orders that didn't have tracking-miraculously none were received. I am out a lot of money and I complained to Amazon but they have not responded. And to kick a guy when he's down they leave me negative feedbacks for every order too.

#433 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:01 PM

I am so glad you posted this. I was suspicious about an Amazon customer that I have problem swith and found this. I wish I had seen it sooner. I have also been scammed by these same people. 8 orders from Amazon shipped to Val/Mitchell Shacht, 19 Brighton Ave, Belleville, NJ and 13 Municipal Plaze Bloomfield, NJ. The orders that I put tracking, every one got damaged and they wanted a refund. The orders that didn't have tracking-miraculously none were received. I am out a lot of money and I complained to Amazon but they have not responded. And to kick a guy when he's down they leave me negative feedbacks for every order too.


If these are Amazon sells, you can leave him negative feedback on each one of the transactions. Do it and explain what he did. I did this on the piece of %^%&% Shawn Cowger and discovered other sellers (who wrote me about the same scam) We all then contacted Amazon.

#434 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:08 PM

Unfortunately this scammer is a buyer so leaving feedback isn't particularly helpful. Check out Denise Shacht's buyer feedback here. It's amazing that Amazon sides with the buyer so much that they're allowed to just open multiple accounts, continously file A-Z claims, and get away with it. Also, as a final blow, Denise (and I'm sure the other Shacht's as well) leave negative feedback for everyone they scam. Totally broken system for scamming buyers to take advantage of.

By the way, the scam address provided for 13 Municipal Plaze Bloomfield, NJ is the address of the Bloomfield, NJ post office... If it wasn't a PO Box address then it's the post office directly.

Also, did Amazon rule in your favor on Deal-Dude?


Yes they did but damn it was a fight.
I think they gave him his undo funds back AND reimbursed me.
BUT even though they had written proof from HIM that the item was received and I responded within hours to all of his BS, they would not delete his negative feedback to me (he left his first).
At the time this happened (a few months ago) Amazon had taken away the ability of a seller agent to delete unjust feedback and given it to a new department. Even though he lied in the feedback (again proven by what he wrote to me through Amazon) it did not meet the one of only three criteria guidelines the new department was allowed to work under.
I write all this as it is possible to be a pain in the ass and keep asking for a supervisor to resolve some issues, I guess (LOL) I was just worn out fighting for my $$ back that I lost some steam to fight the feedback issue.

#435 vivafriend5  

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:39 PM

I have an interesting one. One of HitGaming's alternate accounts tried buying a game listing of mine. I recognized it and canceled it within an hour of purchase.

Six days later, another buyer bought the same game. I shipped out two days after the purchase. Within an hour and a half, they sent an e-mail saying they gave me the wrong address, and could they change it? They acted apologetic. It may have been a mistake, but they had so long to alert me. I actually shipped the last acceptable day for shipment.

It seems awkward, although, I have had an instance before, where a stupid buyer left me a 2/5, because they were so inconvenienced that I canceled their order within an hour or placement, citing Amazon's policy that you cannot ship to any other address other than the filed address. Anyway, back to the present.

My post office recalled it, I canceled the order, and it should be back in my hands later this week. I will not post the address, but will say the intended destination was Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I will not say it is related to HitGaming, but the whole thing is ridiculous and was fairly close in proximity.

FYI, I contacted Amazon to hear my liability. They gave no support and said I might be able to recall the package, but to give a full refund now. They also refused support in the previous incident, even though the person admitted it was their fault. It's good that buyers have zero liability for their personal actions. I really don't know if the two instances were fraud or idiots. I think it was fraud, because it would just take an A-Z claim for a refund, and they could keep the item that they had "mis-mailed" to themselves, a friend, or relative.

#436 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:17 AM

Dammit here's a new one.
Shipped a used mint mario ds game to -
Carolyn Merzuk
116 N. Meadow Ave.
Pittsburgh, PS 15235-2427
Amazon
Shipped it early with DC and it was delivered cross country the day I should have shipped by...
On the 30th day, with NO communication of ANY issue to me, she files a chargeback with her credit card company.
I spoke to Amazon before submitting my reply.
She MAY have missed the 30 day deadline by 12 minutes.
I'm crossing my fingers I win on this technicality.

Took forever...but I won! Dec. 31, 2010.


Please everyone keep this thread active!

Edited by donut, 07 January 2011 - 08:14 PM.


#437 sp00ge   Hey guys, I'm a turd! CAGiversary!   11453 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:49 AM

If it turns out she's a scammer, she's literally 3 miles out of my way on my way to work. I can stop by and "have a talk." ;)

Seriously though, let me know how this one plays out.


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#438 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:55 PM

I don't know if this belongs here or not but this lady wanted me to ship to a PO box that was not listed which goes against amazon policy. I issued her a refund and told her it is against amazon's policy to ship to an unsecure address. She said nothing back just negged me.

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#439 nintendokingdom   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   164 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 03:20 AM

Here's a song about being someone who got scammed on Amazon. It's pretty good actually..if you like rap.


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#440 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15331 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 03:39 AM

Dammit here's a new one.
Shipped a used mint mario ds game to -
Carolyn Merzuk
116 N. Meadow Ave.
Pittsburgh, PS 15235-2427
Amazon
Shipped it early with DC and it was delivered cross country the day I should have shipped by...
On the 30th day, with NO communication of ANY issue to me, she files a chargeback with her credit card company.
I spoke to Amazon before submitting my reply.
She MAY have missed the 30 day deadline by 12 minutes.
I'm crossing my fingers I win on this technicality.

Please everyone keep this thread active!


I don't think theres a deadline for CC chargebacks. I had one person chargeback way past 30 days. There's also no set limit on how many times the chargeback can be filed. That same person lost their first chargeback and did it again a couple weeks later. Still lost, but annoying.

#441 vivafriend5  

vivafriend5

Posted 24 November 2010 - 08:41 PM

I have an interesting one. One of HitGaming's alternate accounts tried buying a game listing of mine. I recognized it and canceled it within an hour of purchase.

Six days later, another buyer bought the same game. I shipped out two days after the purchase. Within an hour and a half, they sent an e-mail saying they gave me the wrong address, and could they change it? They acted apologetic. It may have been a mistake, but they had so long to alert me. I actually shipped the last acceptable day for shipment.

It seems awkward, although, I have had an instance before, where a stupid buyer left me a 2/5, because they were so inconvenienced that I canceled their order within an hour or placement, citing Amazon's policy that you cannot ship to any other address other than the filed address. Anyway, back to the present.

My post office recalled it, I canceled the order, and it should be back in my hands later this week. I will not post the address, but will say the intended destination was Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I will not say it is related to HitGaming, but the whole thing is ridiculous and was fairly close in proximity.

FYI, I contacted Amazon to hear my liability. They gave no support and said I might be able to recall the package, but to give a full refund now. They also refused support in the previous incident, even though the person admitted it was their fault. It's good that buyers have zero liability for their personal actions. I really don't know if the two instances were fraud or idiots. I think it was fraud, because it would just take an A-Z claim for a refund, and they could keep the item that they had "mis-mailed" to themselves, a friend, or relative.

I got my package back, intact. I have changed my mind. The last name of the intended recipient was Jiachang, sent to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. There were multiple first names associated with the account. They were not consummate professionals, likely a family that wanted a free game. All signs point that they were trying to pull something.

#442 cheeky   CML CAGiversary!   1253 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:55 PM

Hey you guys have sarah allen on the scammer list. I've sent tons of stuff to her and never had a problem. She doesn't leave feedback, but I don't care, I'm happy for the repeat business.

#443 dragonjud   Got games, but no time CAGiversary!   3329 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:41 PM

Hey you guys have sarah allen on the scammer list. I've sent tons of stuff to her and never had a problem. She doesn't leave feedback, but I don't care, I'm happy for the repeat business.



Well,
That's great for you, but since she's ripped off a few people here (including me), it's best to go with the mob on this one.


#444 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13295 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:51 PM

If a person has screwed over a number of people just on this site and who visited this thread, I am sure they are doing it to other people. She might not be a "scammer" in the strictest sense of the word, but she is obviously not a good person to do business with.

#445 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:31 PM

If a person has screwed over a number of people just on this site and who visited this thread, I am sure they are doing it to other people. She might not be a "scammer" in the strictest sense of the word, but she is obviously not a good person to do business with.


amen, I just canceled another rare one she/he tried to buy with the alter name but same address.
Fight for just one scam (time and energy) and you never want to risk doing it again....

#446 Kirin Lemon   世界を革命する者 CAGiversary!   5011 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:10 PM

amen, I just canceled another rare one she/he tried to buy with the alter name but same address.
Fight for just one scam (time and energy) and you never want to risk doing it again....


Oh boy, this same person just ordered something from me this afternoon.

Half.com ID: justabuyerhg
WILLIAM ALLEN
6780 RUSSELLVILLE RD
HOPKINSVILLE, KY 42240-8940

Think I should just cancel it? Or should I ship it out with delivery confirmation instead?
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#447 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:19 PM

Oh boy, this same person just ordered something from me this afternoon.

Half.com ID: justabuyerhg
WILLIAM ALLEN
6780 RUSSELLVILLE RD
HOPKINSVILLE, KY 42240-8940

Think I should just cancel it? Or should I ship it out with delivery confirmation instead?


DC is meaningless really. I would not deliver if I was worried in any way. Go with your gut.

#448 FatBoyInside   Money costs too much CAGiversary!   2089 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 03:48 AM

Got a chargeback from a Half.com transaction with the following addy :

john b porter jr
18314 langsbury dr
houston, TX 77084

Sellers take caution! It's gonna be a very unmerry Christmas, indeed.

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#449 TiKi2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 December 2010 - 04:03 AM

Got a chargeback from a Half.com transaction with the following addy :

john b porter jr
18314 langsbury dr
houston, TX 77084

Sellers take caution! It's gonna be a very unmerry Christmas, indeed.


Seems to be a common theme in america these days. Everyone feels entitled, Everyone wants something for nothing.

#450 slowdive21   PUT SOME RESPECK ON MY NAME CAGiversary!   12149 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 07:28 PM

and the chargebacks have begun...

EBAY ID: coolflyer44

Whitney Frelix
1659 1/2 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90047-4262
United States