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    Angry Scammer selling links and removing them

    SO I was contacted by this guy that seems to be from India and goes under the name of "Justin Add" on gmail and skype.
    He contacts casino affiliate sites and sells links under the name (email: justadz12@gmail.com)
    However, his Paypal Seller name is Shiv Gopal and his Paypal Seller email: stella777poker@techie.com

    I bought links worth of €800 from him and he removed them a week or so after I paid.
    I disputed this to paypal but I got denied, they stated:
    "We have reviewed this transaction(s) and are denying your claim(s). This decision was made because if an item is materially similar to the seller's description, we do not consider it to be significantly not as described."

    If you look up techie.com on google, you can see the amount of scams they've done. I'm absolutely baffled as to why paypal would not resolve this in my favor.

    Anyway, stay away from this dude.
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    Get on the phone to Paypal and tell them you are contacting your credit card company, you could also reference the other results you found about him online.

    I'd also like to add that he doesnt not own all those (may not own any).

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    I don't know if he doesn't own them, but he added my links to 3 of those sites.

    Anyway I just got off the phone with paypal. The dude told me that they don't cover advertisement purchases. And he told me that it's under:

    13.3 in their user agreement terms: "payments made in respect of financial products and investments"

    While this is not a financial product or investment, the dude at paypal was absolutely stone headed about it and I couldn't penetrate through his robotic generic responses. So I'm not sure what to do now?

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    In that case I'd contact the sites directly where your links were placed and explain what happened, they may have more details on the person if he paid for some of the links.

    I'd ring your credit company, who will advise you about filing a chargeback. Paypal are not the end of the line if you used a credit card.

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    Ok thanks man!

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    Unfortunately there are loads of scammers online in all sorts of niches and areas. People are now calling thomas cook customers after their collapse pretending to give them money back and stealing from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slotty View Post
    SO I was contacted by this guy that seems to be from India and goes under the name of "Justin Add" on gmail and skype.
    He contacts casino affiliate sites and sells links under the name (email: justadz12@gmail.com)
    However, his Paypal Seller name is Shiv Gopal and his Paypal Seller email: stella777poker@techie.com

    I bought links worth of €800 from him and he removed them a week or so after I paid.
    This should be a warning to anyone purchasing links. Don't hand over your dosh until you are 100% sure it's a legit deal. Doesn't take much to run a name or email address thru Google, and even post here and at AGD asking if anyone has dealt with the link-seller.

    That also goes for links for sale here (GPWA) and over at AGD, do your research first.

    Also, never transact with anyone who uses a free-email-address. If they are legit then they'll be happy to send an email via their company domain email, or at least their ISP email. If they refuse or make excuses why they can't, then as attractive as the link deal my be, don't do business with anyone like this. Most times doing so it ends in tears.

    Even with PayPal being d#cks, using PayPal is still a far better option than sending say BTC and such. €800 isn't chump-change, so I'd be contacting PayPal with a formal email. Laying out the facts and include PROOF that this person is a scammer.

    I'd also make mention in the email, if they don't refund your €800, you'll be contacting your bank/card issuer and taking steps to dispute the €800 transaction, based on it being a scam.

    It's a moot point if PayPal have a clause which removes their liability for such transactions, given, the seller is a Fraudster and your another victim of this link-selling scam. By providing PayPal factual information that their client is a scammer, if they continue to allow this person to use PayPal to defraud others, they PayPal are just as guilty of fraud as the scammer.

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    PayPal or any other web wallet are NOT a law unto themselves; even if they portray, embrace, or otherwise stand by such a mindset.
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    I think its better to buy links from this forum and for reputable members, or those with more post and I think its more secure. For me, its important to has a good reputation here and most old members are honest. This is my opinion.

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    same happened to me. get a charge back from your bank. the bank took it seriously and i got a full refund

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    yes get on the phone to your cc company but paypal dont give a crap. in our experience your wasting your time with paypal.bunch of a' holes

    Quote Originally Posted by nfint12 View Post
    Get on the phone to Paypal and tell them you are contacting your credit card company, you could also reference the other results you found about him online.

    I'd also like to add that he doesnt not own all those (may not own any).

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    I have had the same thing happen to me. From the same user and email which led to a loss of $1,500. He made one guest post live but when we went to do a group buy is when he scammed us.

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    I know a guy who paid a good amount of money for the content. The content wad delivered, but was stolen from other websites. He then filed paypal dispute and got the money back. This was 3 years ago...

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    The amount of money that I've lost over the years purchasing links that were later removed is ridiculous. When buying links, it's best to only buy from long standing trusted forum members and from people that you know and trust, otherwise you are definitely leaving yourself wide open.

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