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My friend was scammed on the net, what now?

by Willeh / September 28, 2007 2:16 AM PDT

I'm writing this for one of my friends. Anyway, about 3 weeks ago, my friend went onto shoespop.com with no knowledge that it was a scam site ran by a group of people from China, and paid

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Start with Paypal
by jimbotron / October 5, 2007 1:39 PM PDT

I think paypal is your friend's best bet as a starting place. They do guarantee more than just ebay. They also have access to reverse the transaction. The bank is not going to be of any help. They just paid a transaction that was initiated by your friend through another financial institution (paypal).

Hopefully your friend will receive the PSP's or his money.
Good Luck.

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GO TO HIS BANK!! They represent us in fraud cases
by sheba94601 / October 21, 2007 2:03 AM PDT

the bank will fight them for him especially if it was a fraud case! it's just like making a police report, you have to get things on PAPER then begin your fight. most banks have insurance 'on/for' all their customers and when it comes to fraud, their like our attorneys & represent us. Wells Fargo replaced every dime a lost in a fraud case. I don't care how safe or legal a site may appear, don't ever put your card on the internet. Websites from the highest secured banks can be phished at times. It's not worth the troubles. Online, I paid for a well known anti virus security suite I found thru Cnet and it turned out it to be a phishing page.

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