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Yes, they are selling wigs too.....I own a wig store "HighLife Hair" and I have received at least a dozen calls from people who bought from this scammer looking for their wigs! One call was the husband of a very ill cancer patient. Its so sad that the are doing this and PayPal won't shut their account down. Paypal said to make sure everyone who calls me ...call them and report fraud.
I got caught with this FB ad scam too. Same scenario, with PayPal, party to the transaction in pocketing seller fees and currency transfers, were able to 'Find in the favour of the seller' within days of return dispatch. PayPal's advised email address, and company address 163 Fengtang Ave, 518103c2 don't work for me, yet PayPal can communicate with the seller? I did, after a fashion, get my Royal Mail return shipping paid by PayPal's associated system, but still down the $39.99....
I was a victim of this scam too. Got an item that is totally different than what was advertised. Filed a case using the resolution center and the merchant is asking for the items to be shipped back. I just found out that the shipping cost is even more expensive than the refund amount that I am requesting. I lost $29.00 just like that.
after a bit of research into the scam companies ,I conclude that if you check they will only use PayPal for payment and if that is the case do not buy from them if they accept other forms of payment such as credit card direct chances are it is an honest seller as you could get your money back from credit card provider , but the scam companies only use PayPal because PayPal WILL always side with them and demand you go to the unreasonable expense to return their junk to get your money back or you could buy some PayPal insurance to cover part of the return post " I think to cover palpal's loss of fees 'so in my opinion people remember if they oNLY accept PayPal stay away from them
Given the obvious frauds , and the less obvious ones (item shown as delivered on tracking but no courier name available to dispute this) would it not be a good idea to complain , or at least bring it to the attention of The Chinese Embassy Commercial Attache ? The blatant dishonesty now being shown by a lot of Chinese traders is going to spoil their very lucrative export market .
The sad thing is that I buy a lot from China with no problem at all , but have now fallen foul of one of their biggest proxy buying outfits (Banggood) and have not been entirely successful in getting redress , leaving me with the only alternative of doing no more buying from them . It also means that all such sites now have to be viewed with suspicion . It looks like once they have established a name for themselves , they let their standards drop----I have taken this up in another post on here entitled "Are the trading standards of the Chinese sellers falling" or something similar .
Not all the Chinese traders are dishonest and in fact they can be far more helpful than many Western sellers . I have had some very good bargains from them with impeccable service , so don't give up on them .
far from giving up on china just won't deal with the ones who ONLY have PayPal as payment option they seem to be the bait and switch traders as you are wasting your time trying to get a refund . if you do send it back the address is usually bogus and no refund from PayPal until they admit receiving it so it's just throwing good money after bad . my advise steer clear from traders with the PayPal ONLY option
"far from giving up on china just won't deal with the ones who ONLY have PayPal as payment option " -
I agree , but that won't help when big proxy sellers like Banggood will take anything . The way to help us is for Paypal taking action by cutting them off . Well , I can dream , can't I ?