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If you've been scammed...
« on: December 19, 2013, 02:32:41 PM »
First of people, trust no-one.  Use an escrow / middleman.  I learned the hard way.  Just do it.
But, if you're going to take a risk, anyway, please do the following:

  • Keep ALL of your records.  Keep screenshots, keep threads, and when you send PMs, make sure to check the box that says 'keep copy in my sent folder'.
  • Do not change which address you want the Doges sent to.  Pick one address and stick with it.  No matter what, keep consistent.
  • Get the address from which your Doges are going to be sent.
  • << use this site to prove you have / have not sent / received Doges.
  • MOST OF ALL, STAY CORDIAL.  Avoid cussing out your scammer.  Remain dignified. Cussing out the scammer will work in THEIR favour.

First of all - the amount of money, is it worth it?  Some transaction stops ask for fees.  Never invest more or equal money to stop a transaction worth that amount.  If you lost $20, and it takes $30 to stop a transaction, just let the $20 go.  Cut your losses and move on.  If you have lost a large amount, $250 or more, invest.  If you've lost a grand amount ($1000 +), you may want to look into other options than listed below.

Using the information above, you should be able to prove a case.  Gather up all your info, and do the following:

If you have used Paypal, open a dispute ASAP.  They have tutorials on site on how to do this.  I have used it before to get money back from scammers, and so long as you have evidence, you'll be fine.

If you used a credit card - do not hesitate, call your company.  You will be asked some questions, and depending on how much you lost, there may be a fee.  There will be paperwork involved, but it's worth it.

If you used a debit card / e-check - do not hesitate, call your bank.  If your local branch is closed, call the 24 hour help hotline on a national basis.  Get the transaction frozen if possible.  There will be a fee, usually $30. Paperwork will be involved.

Most of all, do NOT be embarrassed.  All of us get scammed at least once in our life, and will lose a bit of money.  It happens, it's ok, we learned.  Own up to your mistake and work to make it right. 

Good luck, and best wishes to everybody.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2013, 02:39:32 PM by Greenhorn87 »


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