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Scams on highly used websites

Posted by Tlss Tlss
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Hi, 

I have recently purchased an item off gumtree from an individual seller interstate, sellers bio had an opinion for item to be ship out. After negotiating with the seller and agreeing on a price I proceed to pay him via bank transfer as he didn’t have a PayPal account. Only to realise that straight after the seller received the money he stopped replying to my messages. I was very confused and concern as his reply time before he received the money, took him no longer that 30 min. After waiting one and half days, and sending numerous messages and getting zero response I decided to let the banks know that this was probably a scam. Only to find out that it will take up to 8 weeks and a possiblity that I would not receive my money back. They said the seller has to approve the refund back to me. Why would the seller pay me back if he just scammed me. I just want my money back! 

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Re: Scams on highly used websites

Posted by MegB MegB
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I'm sorry to hear this has happened @Tlss. Would you mind sending me through an email to Forum@bankwest.com.au with your Forum username, full name and best contact number so we can look into what's happening here?

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Re: Scams on highly used websites

Posted by rino rino
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I did experience the same thing!

 

After lodging dispute to Bankwest and Gumtree, I can see that we can’t do much to get our money back.

 

have you tried reporting it to the police?

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