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Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

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Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

I wish to warn all buyers and potential buyers of ongoing scams by Chinese crooks advertising on Facebook using fancy ripped off videos from genuine sellers. They offer tempting prices, do not deliver on time and then send worthless merchandise which is never what was ordered and paid for, and only after pressure has been applied by PayPal. When an escalated claim is made via paypal for wrong goods delivered, the scammers offer a partial refund only, usually around 40% of the purchase price. One company calls itself iGirl and trades as Aikpro Ltd. Another calls itself Studiocle, Phoenen.com, and Ladisla.com, amongst others, and trades as Guangte Network Technology Ltd.

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Re: Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

@fredric21 

 


Chinese Web Sites or on Social Media ads easy to spot (once you know the below signs) so buyer beware.

1. No return address on the returns policy............thats because the site will look as if its in your country (where they despatch goods from) BUT they will ask for returns to go back to China (returns depot) at a shipping cost nearly always more than the item is worth.
2. No contact telephone number............if you click on contact the most you will get is webmail or an email address.
3. No company address information.
4. Great looking items at bargain prices that turn out to be tat.


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Re: Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

@fredric21 

 


Chinese Web Sites or on Social Media ads easy to spot (once you know the below signs) so buyer beware.

1. No return address on the returns policy............thats because the site will look as if its in your country (where they despatch goods from) BUT they will ask for returns to go back to China (returns depot) at a shipping cost nearly always more than the item is worth.
2. No contact telephone number............if you click on contact the most you will get is webmail or an email address.
3. No company address information.
4. Great looking items at bargain prices that turn out to be tat.


Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

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Re: Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

Hi I am new to this community I wish I had known this information before I ordered some orthopaedic shoes from fb advert. All of what you have said applies. I am trying to warm all fb friends of this scam.i am trying to get refund or exchange but Chinese company don’t want to know.No company address only e mail as you said.
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Re: Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

@Lou106 

 

How do I open a dispute with a seller when a purchase goes wrong?

You can open a dispute in the Resolution Centre of your PayPal account within 180 days of payment if:
•You don’t receive the item OR service
•You receive an item but it’s significantly different than the description on eBay or on the seller’s website

By opening a dispute, you can communicate directly with your seller to work out a problem transaction.

If you reach an agreement with the seller you can close the dispute. If you're still not happy with the result, you can escalate the dispute into a claim. Paypal will review the claim and decide on reimbursement.

These steps apply to Personal accounts. If you have a Business account, please log in to see the steps that apply to you.

To open a dispute:
1.Log in to your PayPal account.
2. Click on the transaction and use the resolve a problem option at the bottom of that details page.

Note:
•Generally buyers must wait at least 7 days from the date of payment to escalate a dispute for an item not received
•Where an item has not been received, please ensure you have given the seller enough time before opening a dispute

DO NOT CLOSE THE DISPUTE UNTIL YOU HAVE A CLEARED REFUND OR YOUR ITEM WHATEVER THE SELLER SAYS. ALSO DON'T FORGET TO ESCALATE THE DISPUTE TO A CLAIM WITHIN 20 DAYS IF THE SELLER DOES NOT REFUND.

If that does not work then if you funded your paypal payment via a card then contact your card issuer and see if they will do a chargeback for you.
If you lose because seller provides a fake tracking number (likely) then post back for more advice.

If the item arrives and its tat the make sure you CHANGE the dispute quickly before it closes to 'not as described'.

 

Also make sure you have activated the below link in case you have to return it.

 https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/returns


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Re: Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

My mistake was Cyere.com. Yup, ordered a shop vacuum and six weeks later I got 4 crappy face masks. It’s now October 4th and still nothing from PayPal. Can’t close my case because it’s still pending. PayPal doesn’t care one little bit. If they did, they’d shut these crooks out immediately. Very unhappy with them and as far as the crooked seller, they exist because nothing happens to them. Once bitten, twice shy!
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Class action lawsuit against Facebook

I believe a class action lawsuit against Facebook is appropriate. It is Facebook who allows these companies overseas to sell bogus products that are not any thing as what has been shown for sale on facebook.
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Re: Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

I wish I had searched this website before I made a purchase. I initially opened a case with PayPal as I did not receive the ice maker I ordered. A few days later, I got a tracking number update. When this package arrived, it was a cheap plastic ring - NOT an ice maker. So I got in touch with PayPal & they changed the case to incorrect item received. The company then offered me a 20% refund which I declined in hope that PayPal will close the case in my favour as I have clearly been scammed!
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Re: Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

I ordered a patio umbrella via Facebook not realising it was coming from China. I received tiny parcel with cheap ring. I raised the issue on 17/7 with PayPal as buyer offered me some money back !!! I returned the item to China and as at today the issue is still to be resolved PayPal have NOT resolved it over 30 days now I am so disappointed to have been scammed and lack of updates from PayPal. I will never buy anything from Facebook again.
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Re: Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

Hi I was contacted by the Chinese company eventually after complaining to pay pal. They told me to return the £24.99 shoes, they said they would only accept DHL delivery with screen shot of correctly addressed parcel, I was astonished to find out it was going to cost me £56 to send back to China with DHL. So no choice but to have lost my money.
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Re: Chinese RIP offs and scams on Facebook

Hi Lou If you paid via PayPal, they do offer a free returns service https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/returns Jess