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Yep, absolute scam.. and PayPal insanely closed my claim when these scammers fraudulently provided a UPS tracking number as proof it was delivered. When I called UPS, it was a package delivered from a different vendor to a different address!! PayPal stated:
Agree totally. Either Paypal is complicit in this scam, or they just don't care. They ARE aware of it. I have been direct messaging them through Twitter and they have been replying to me, here's what they had to say: "Thank you for giving me that case ID. What is the latest update you received about the dispute from us? Typically with disputes we would attempt to reach out to the merchant to getting tracking information if they do not respond by a certain date with valid tracking then the dispute would be decided in your favor and a refund issued. I would be unable to discuss any actions that might be taken by PayPal on another account, I understand your concerns and will make sure this is forwarded to the relevant team to review. ^JCM"
I am done and finished with Paypal. IF I can get this resolved and get my money back, I will consider myself fortunate. US Fitwear has never provided a tracking order, won't answer my emails or phone calls, and it shows my order as "processing" since April 28th! I suspect that once they are contacted by Paypal, they will provide a fake tracking number to them, just like they have done to everyone else...
I am still in the process of my claim that will certainly be denied by PayPal. I am going to try to get an email from USPS stating that the tracking showing that the envelope that weighed less than an ounce. I didn't receive my 6 lb iteml I'm out $53.99 for the moment which is a fair amount of money for me being retired.
I went on the BBB website to see what was happening with scams and they have a map of North America and details about each of the 195,000 scams reported. I saw one that was really upsetting as it involved elderly people. They were scammed by real estate scammers for $172,684.44!!! There are multiple scams that are in the thousands of dollars. How do these scammers sleep at night?
This website got me too. Paypal has denied my claim due to this a-hole sending a tracking number from a strip of smiley face stickers that he sent instead of a golf push cart that I ordered. Paypal has been no help! Don't waste your time filing a claim with Paypal, call your bank / Credit card company and dispute with them. I for one am done with Paypal and will not be utilizing their (safe and convenient services) anymore. The customer service line is no longer available to call in and speak with anyone. This company obviously knows the game and is very good at robbing people.
OMG. I just got an envelope in the mail a few minutes ago with a strip of smiley faces in it, and I thought "what the heck is this"? It has a USPS tracking code and came from Ontario, CA. It says "10152 shipper only not seller" on the return address.
Someone in the Community told me to contact Paypal by direct message through Twitter. I did and they approved my refund yesterday--but said it will take about 5 days to process. My account at US Fitwear still shows my April 28th order as "processing".
Paypal was negligent in picking up this scam and in stopping it, and I told them so via Twitter. Even sent them the BBB story about it. Maybe they don't want to stop it. As soon as I get my refund, I'm closing out my Paypal account.
I hope you get your refund! https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/22346-online-retailer-consumers-lose-money-to-usfitwear
I was looking for a new coffee maker, found this website with an incredible buy. Googled it and found out that it is also a scam website, using Paypal. Note the similar name. Wonder how many of these there are?