November 28, 2010 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #593241
Anyone have an idea how to track A Western Union payment. I was totally scammed by a Chinese web site, selling electronics.
Any suggestion will be welcome.November 28, 2010 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #713337so rightMember
Never pay by Western Union. It’s like sending cash in the mail and hoping they send you what you paid for.November 28, 2010 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #713338
Call Western Union and see if they could put a stop to it. They may be able to put a stop on the money. Call them immediately.November 28, 2010 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #713339havesomeseichelMember
how did you find out you were scammed? Maybe you can give advice to stop others from falling in this predicament.
Advice for the future- check out the website to see if its reliable before sending the money. No credit card- they wanted western union? That sounds kind of iffy….
Advice for now- contact Western Union. You probably lost the money but you never know… I have never used western union so I don’t know what their terms and fine print are.November 28, 2010 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #713340November 28, 2010 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #713341aries2756Participant
Did you give Western Union cash or credit? I don’t know anything about WU. If you put it on your credit card, you might be able to stop it.November 28, 2010 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #713342
Western UnionNovember 28, 2010 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #713343popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Well, at least they have very prompt live help. I guess you can spend more on customer service when you don’t have to spend on goods.November 28, 2010 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #713344
Did you call Western Union yet? What did they say?November 28, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm #713345
they say there is nothing to doNovember 28, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #713346ronrsrMember
soright, paying with a Western Union transfer is much worse than sending cash through the mail.
If they do want you to send them cash, they usually ask that you only send by Fedex or UPS or some other non-postal method.November 29, 2010 2:24 am at 2:24 am #713347
I dont know your age or how much you lost and I feel very bad for you even if it was only a small amount. However a number of years back I had a similar story where I did something foolish like you did and sent money to some Chinese scam artists. It was a significant amount of money to me and it hurt bad. Looking back, it was a very valuable learning experience. It taught me that
1. China is full of scam artists which is a fact.
2. Anyone asking you to send money in a way where you have no way of retrieving it if something goes wrong is up to something wrong and it is highly likely he/she is a crook.
3. When doing business on the internet always do extensive research on the company, website…that you want to do business with. Be very wary if they are brand new and just opened and havent been around for a couple of years. If a company is a scam it is likely they scammed others and there will be info on the company that you can simply find by googling the company name and the word scam or ripoff…
4. If the price is too good to be true, it isnt true! Nobody is trying to make you rich or give you the deal of a lifetime. Know the going price range and if it is way below the going rate you are guaranteed it is counterfeit or you will never get the merchandise you are expecting.
Bottom line, you just earned your degree in online business the same way I did. Consider it an investment in common sense. You wont make the same mistake again, and if you do, well…then you are a naive fool who is asking to be fleeced.November 29, 2010 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #713348
MASKIM I appreciate everyone’s help Daaga Bilev Ish YasichenaNovember 29, 2010 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm #713349smartcookieMember
I can’t believe people actually fall for these things.
Please take a lesson from this. NEVER trust these online offers. And in an event that the offer is valid, it still pays to forgo on it because you are being extra cautious.
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