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Old Aug 31, 2012, 11:31 PM
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Internet Fraud

Hi all,I know this type of thing happens all the time to anyone and has just happened to me,well I only buy from Hobby King and that's where this has originated from,well I get onto the bank cause there was a payment pending on my account that I didn't know about,so I rang the bank informing them that this is not me and not to pay it,but guess what...they don't care they are going to pay it anyhow,an then...I have to put in a request to get my money back W7F!! ...I don't understand these actions,when they talk about fraud an how rampid it is and how much it's costing them but they still proceed with the transaction now I'm out of pocket 300bucks,lucky for me I've got backup...but what about the others out there that couldn't afford it..Bugger me this system SUCKS!!

Just my 2cents

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Old Aug 31, 2012, 11:34 PM
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How did you pay for the item you bought?
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 11:35 PM
Is my CG correct?
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Thats bizzare isn't it

Do you pay with credit card through hobbyking, or through paypal?
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 11:56 PM
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Get a PayPal account. You will have protection then.
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 12:52 AM
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I have a seperate account that I put money into....
I've just been told it is debit tho
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Go with paypal..A bit safer
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 01:07 AM
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Yep, that's what tha missus said were going to do from now on and I've informed HK as well,not blaming them or anything just a friendly this is what happened,and there's probaly nothing theycan do anyway
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 01:10 AM
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I use Paypal for this reason.

However.

I have had Matercard for 30 years, they refunded my airfare tickets when a domestic airline folded in the 80's, they ring me when a payment overseas looks out of place.

Seems they are on my side
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 01:13 AM
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yesterday i seen a item on ebay the listing had ended i emailed the seller asking if he still wanted to sell the item he said yes i called him up on his provided number on the ebay auction i asked if he could relist the items on ebay he replied i dont want to deal with ebay i said ok how are we going to do this he goes dont email me through ebay or by email heres my bank details over the phone deposit the money and txt me your address for shipping to YEAH RIGHT!!!! scum bag there friggen everywhere these days
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 01:19 AM
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yeah I've been spamed like that on gumtree....mongrol's
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 02:38 AM
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What's hobbyking got to do with this?

If its got nothing to do with them you really should remove the reference.
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 05:58 AM
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I got frauded the other night, 2 x 10c withdrawals then an attempted $900 or so attempt. My visa/bank stopped the card after the first one cause it was made in Canada and they knew I wasn't in Canada. They have killed the card and are sending me a new one. The only place I've ever dealt with in Canada is truerc.net but that was ages ago.
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 06:02 AM
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well the thing is I only use my card for HK only,was is over the internet,this is the only time I use the internet for buying,all the rest is cash at the Lhs's. I'm abit old fashion like that,money goes in and the next day I go to the bank an get it out,the wife has separate account and the last time I used my card over the internet it was with Hobby King.
And for everyones reference I've been in contact with them,and they are cool with the situation,there words were "we appreciate the valuable information"
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 06:48 AM
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well the thing is I only use my card for HK only,was is over the internet,this is the only time I use the internet for buying,all the rest is cash at the Lhs's. I'm abit old fashion like that,money goes in and the next day I go to the bank an get it out,the wife has separate account and the last time I used my card over the internet it was with Hobby King.
And for everyones reference I've been in contact with them,and they are cool with the situation,there words were "we appreciate the valuable information"
Just make sure you dont have a keylogger on your computer so a nice deep scan on your computer with a few diffrent virus protection just ot be safe
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 07:02 AM
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Yep already looking into that thankx
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