Today I’ll tell about my story and maybe someone is here who wants / can help me ..
My name is Maxi, I am 29 years old, single mother of 2 children.
So at the beginning of October I bought an article on ebay for 388, – €. This should be the Christmas present for my eldest son. He is 12 years old and had an incredibly difficult year. First we had to move then the grandma left us and finally he has lost 80% sight in the left eye due to a rip-off in the schoolyard. Our planned vacation has fallen into the water and I thought I could give the children at least Christmas a treat.
I paid the article immediately after the confirmation of purchase by bank transfer (I also thought I was paid by the Ebay buyer protection, as it was not clear to me that this only applies to payments via Paypal.) The seller then has his Ebay account deleted the same day what I found very strange. He had also provided the same offer several times, so I think I’m not the only one. So I waited a few days to see if something happened but did not happen. The delivery date also says that the item is delivered between 19.10.2018 – 06.11.2018 so I waited further. Up to this point, I have never had bad experiences with Ebay. In the meantime, my car has broken (transmission damage) and I had to spend a large part of the money saved. When the delivery date was exceeded, I contacted the seller, of course without success. I tried it a few days longer but nothing happened but I was looking for help on ebay. I did not get that. My purchase is not protected and my money is gone. The seller probably already has a new account and is gambling away the next people.
This Ebay SCAM has gotten dramatically worse in recent months and years. More and more fake shops are springing up and more and more people are getting ripped off. Finally, I ended up in the Ebay Community Forum where I was first slain by the extent of cheating people. SCAM is the order of the day. Every day, countless people are being ripped off and ebay just looks on idly. For me it is incomprehensible how something like this is possible today without consequences. I’ll go to the police tomorrow and report. Unfortunately, the chances that I get my money back let alone caught the perpetrator probably at less than 1%.
This is going to be a pretty sad Christmas. After I received the message that I do not get an extension of my employment contract, I was so glad to have the gift early on worried but now it is just about to pay the rent and fill the fridge. Everything is just down the drain and then you get such news. I do not know any further and my last hope is now the public and the chance that anyone can help me ..