Rip Off People – THE Idiot me :)

Posted: February 29, 2016 in Adverts, Angry, Experiences, Honesty, Liars, Shameless
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I think its my face or just me that gets this reaction from people.. So there is this new App called #shpock. Its like Ebay where you can advertise unwanted stuff , people can bid for it and then you sell or buy.

But unlike #Ebay this one does not have any safety nets so dodgy people get to rip one-off, I had a similar experience where by a IPAD was advertised for some Amount, I was interested in getting one so I offered a Price of £275/-  if I get it fine if not then also it was fine as I am not that desperate to buy one.

The seller seemed to be genuine but I had been stupid enough to not Read the Reviews , there were just a couple at that time which were not good, Anyway I get a reply from this person to message them on a Phone number 07576560137, so I did, I offered to pick up the item myself , but the person was adamant to get it posted, Still I did not think this could be a scam.

I got a Message that she is ready and accepted my offer AND then the drama started about how to pay for the item, I did not want to pay in advance as I had no clue who this person was and she was adamant on posting, She asked me if she can post , I gave my answer that if she can trust then yeah go ahead post it to me and I will transfer the money the moment I got the item.

She then came with the idea that Half the money first and half on receipt, I was still not happy So I offered to pay £50/- as advance and the rest on receiving the item.  I had a reason that is she was willing to trust me for £225/- then she would be a genuine person, But the clever she had different ideas (to her £50 was better than £0).. She readily agreed to it and I don’t know why I just did not give it a single thought that all this time , This person had not even asked me the address she was going to sent the Item to, I am such a DUMB idiot.

I then transferred 50 pounds to the given account number , She promised to post the item the next day it was only about a few hours later that my mind WOKE up like a TUBE LIGHT.. how is she going to send, she has not got my address 🙂  that’s when I texted her , and since then NO replies from her and it seems she has blocked me on whatsapp, I tried calling the number but the calls never went through.

Now almost after a month I could see activity on her profile and she is back to the same plan, putting stuff for sale and then asking people to Transfer the money as she will only post, People are saying they can pick up but NO she will only post, wants the money in advance. I wrote a lot of messages on here Time line to Refund the money.. Even wrote that this person is a CHEAT and wont send the item, But cleverly she has deleted all the messages.

To make matters WORSE if you go the #SHPOCK help on the App it has FAQ’s on everything BUT if you are duped. So the site is happy to see people get ripped off as long as the Site is working ,  at least on #Ebay one is safe via #paypal and if things go wrong then money is refunded, Although I have been in Communication with them and They are trying to help.

This whole episode has left me so angry I mean everyone is out there willing to dupe you, no thoughts are given as to how hard it is to earn money Or maybe I am a born sucker,  this person sent a text to me saying her GrandDad had passed away and I was so concerned , I am offering my condolences to her, Also saying that its OK,  she should go and take care of all that is going on in her life, and when she is back I can come and pick up the item, I mean people can even use the Death of a family member (that is if it was genuine) to their own benefit.

I am such a RETARD..

Putting on snapshots of the communication I had with this person and You can see what a PLONKER I AM  🙂 I feel disgusted with myself.

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WhatsApp Communication 🙂

 

Sadly Since it was a wire transfer and with my own accord the Bank can’t do anything, I have written to them but they have not had any replies from the Account into which I have paid the money, I think the person has actually stolen someone card and using it , that is why she was so desperate for me to put the money right away, so she can withdraw.

Strangely enough I did get a message from another user saying the same about stolen card but till then the damage had been done

 

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I did Get an Email from #Shpock and Later on a Message on Twitter saying they have Blocked the account ,  but that I have to see, I will put it up next post…

Ah well you learn something new everyday and I learnt what a DORK I am .. 🙂

So if anyone is using this APP please be aware of the Scamsters especially near by the Post code of NN18  – CORBY area.

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Comments
  1. jaishvats says:

    The internet does have its pros and cons and these days we need to think ten times before making any online transaction.

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  2. Greenboochi says:

    Opps. This is so so bad. Had been in similar situation before and the money involved was much higher. I can’t even begin to explain how the entire episode affected us. Can’t believe some people can cheat so easily.

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  3. Bindu says:

    Terrible and sorry. In the age of online shopping; got to be over careful

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  4. Oh gosh, terrible!! I am so sorry, the negative side of online shopping! Thank you for sharing your experience, it is great to know this and to make people aware of this app when using it!

    I had a bad experience with one of sellers in eBay though. Like you said, eBay has safety net through Paypal, but the process to get our money back is painful. I bought a photography item from a shop in Austria and it was not delivered for months. I asked my money back and I got it back eventually after several stages of complaints to Paypal. This kind issue could take a lot of energy 😦 I hope you stay calm and patience..

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Oh no .. at least ebay has a procedure.. this new app doesnot even have that , I learnt it much later anyone can sell anything and become a member.. that is scary.

      I am glad you got your money back.

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  5. srividhya says:

    That’s so bad.. I can understand ur situation. Just be careful next time. Take care.

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  6. One of the reasons why only buy stuff from trusted websites only and never from people directly

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  7. ANooP says:

    Oh, that’s terrible.

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  8. ahhh goshhh….nooo…I was actually mad at you while reading the chat…oh well, because I know you have been cheated….I know how we make mistakes sometimes..that too terrible ones being smart people and how disgusted we feel at it. There is a scam going on in US about getting phone calls from IRS to pay taxes and they rip you off for thousands of dollars. My colleague got it last week and she lost $10,000…yes…very unfortunate and sad 😦

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  9. gc1963 says:

    Having faith in people does not demean you. It’s them who play with your faith that they are belittling themselves. That is what I have come to believe staunchly otherwise there is no end to remorse.

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  10. SG says:

    I am very sorry this happened. Con artists are everywhere. Only we should be careful. Looks like she would have never agreed to a credit card transaction. In that case, you could have complained to the credit card company and put a stop payment.

    Even now, you could investigate which account your money was credited to. You have the phone number. You could easily find out where she is. You are the law enforcement. You have thousand ways to catch her.

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    • Bikramjit says:

      I have called up my bank and given them the details, but I have got a reply from them saying they have taken the matter as far , as they have not got any reply from the other side, SEE this is what makes me more angry If this is happening with me , god know how others will be feeling. Sadly the english law is very lenient, even if the person is caught I doubt anything would happen.

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  11. Nimz says:

    Aww.. People like this really exists?? Oh my God.. Be careful Bikram.. Clarify everything before you do any deals with strangers.. Next time.. 🙂 Glad that you never transferred half the amount.. Take care.. 🙂
    Thank You for posting this and making people aware of internet cheaters.. 🙂

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  12. Bhagyashree says:

    Thanks for this post Bikram. Needed this. I trust too easily and too fast. Will take care about online transactions

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  13. I don’t generally buy from sites or apps that are not professionally managed/well known. But I’ve been paying some money to freelancers occasionally. Need to be careful with my online transactions, thanks for the reminder.

    Destination Infinity

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  14. Beat About The Book says:

    Aw that is too bad. It really angers me how dishonest people can get away without a care.

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  15. Is there any way to file a complaint against her? Dude, be cautious next time with such swindlers and better go to trust worthy sites.

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Na , I can put in a complaint but I doubt anything will happen as other than a phone number there is nothing.. This person could actually be a MAN who knows .. it is so easy to make ID’s these days.

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  16. I don’t believe faceless unknown people that easily. Please be careful. You are there for so many years and you must be knowing how to go after her. She should be caught. My online transactions are very limited. Take care.

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    • Bikramjit says:

      I will be very careful for sure. I have asked for the details from the APP provider but they cant be bothered, the phone number I had has been switched off ..

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  17. Horrible experience with online shopping… 😦 But, still, I think, to have faith in others and trust people could never be a folly….

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  18. Padmaja says:

    It is disgusting to see such people trying to live off other people’s hard earned money. So sorry you had to go through this experience. On the other side as a seller, I have sold paintings on check payments and thankfully I have come across only genuine people so far, I need to learn to trust less though 🙂

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    • Bikramjit says:

      I know, it makes me mad how can one do that, If I owe some money to someone I cant sleep at night thinking of it all the time .. but these people thrive on their little gimmicks. oh yes I need to learn that trick too for sure

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  19. Harini says:

    This is one of the main reasons I am very skeptical about online purchases from not so well known sites. I usually prefer COD as I have been ripped off too. I really do hope you get the money back. Be careful from next time. World isn’t filled with honest people unfortunately.

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  20. sm says:

    sorry to know about it
    Sometimes just it happens but good part is that you shared your experiences with all the blogger friends and others will get saved from such type of cheating.

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  21. renu says:

    I have been conned a few times…cant help my trusting nature:(

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  22. This is so bad. Some people are such parasites that they feed on the gullibility of others who believe them. Better to buy only on a trusted site.

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  23. anisnest says:

    Sorry to hear this.. This online sell/buy always scares me and your experience only increases my fear..

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  24. surindernath says:

    Punjabi !!

    The silver lining is….. it is a ….”SHE” !!

    As some one said : it is better to love and lose than not to have loved at all.
    Put that money in that A/C.

    No Man could have been able to do this to us ever !!

    “Pujabian di shaan wakhari !!”

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  25. ..bicky we all learn from experience and its life time..
    I have lost 1500 USD .
    so ..these fraud people are everywhere… one has to be very careful.

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  26. sindhoooo says:

    Oh!!! So sad! That means cheaters are everywhere in the world!
    A lesson for me as well, being a little more careful is never too much!

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  27. Aw thatz too bad. Be catious next time And this online sites have both pros and cons….

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  28. Meera says:

    Now, that’s not good. There are such cheaters out there. One of my aunts in UK ordered a sewing machine online after seeing an ad. After she wired the money, what she received was terrible. It was a tiny sewing machine toy like thing. When she inquired, the seller replied that the product size is as per the image they shown on ad. Too much! :-/ She couldn’t do anything but only warn others about such scam. Next time, be careful, Bikram. After all there are pros n cons in e-tail.
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    • Bikramjit says:

      Oh no.. now that is so bad, the worst thing is people who host these apps dont bother at all, they are only interested in getting their number of users up. Same happened with me when i contacted the app designers and owners they replied saying they cant do anything.. but they are the ones providing the tools to these con people

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  29. Prajakta says:

    I didn’t even know this could be done 😛 Thank you!

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  30. No posts from you? Waiting to read one soon! Happy Holi to you, Bikram!

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Thank you si much sandhya bhen.. I am still here.. not very well these days.. getting old plus with what is going on around the world and different shifts not getting much time…

      I will be back soon god willing….

      Hope you have a great holi tooo.. thank you for remembering me..

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  31. onkar kedia says:

    sorry for what happened, but you need not be too tough on yourself. This can happen to anybody.

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  32. she/he seems to be a pro-fraudster! Be careful next time!

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  33. manchitra says:

    OMG, how you fell for it Bikram, she is number one cheat. One person like this is enough to spoil the business of genuine ones too. Here people like me slog day night to get firm footing and there are cheats who are having Hay day. I am angry with that person. imagine what you must be feeling.

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    • Bikramjit says:

      I dont know how i fell for it, people like them spoil it for everyone else, usually people who work hard get little profits because people like these are a lot in number. which is such a shame.

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  34. asthaguptaa says:

    So shocking! I wish we could trust everybody without having to worry about such things…

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  35. Amit Agarwal says:

    Uff..sorry to learn bro 😦
    That’s how unscrupulous outsmart even the prudent sometimes 😦

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  36. ANITA says:

    Sorry to learn, Bikram.
    Sad that some people stoop so low to ‘earn’ quick bucks.
    Consolation is that the party won’t last as their Karma will ‘reward’ them soon.
    Glad that you have posted warnings.Hopefully others won’t get duped…

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  37. sujathasathya says:

    Oh shit! This is bad . It clearly looks like she is a habitual offender. So sorry you had to go through this. Sometimes something tells us to no go with something and yet we do it because we trust the opposite party. Trust broken is a painful experience.

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