I am a university student, I am also working part time job as a carer. Recently I started applying for online jobs to make extra money as I was struggling financially. I saw an ad looking for ebay seller to sell their product. I thought about it and applied for it. Few days later I received an email from a lady (I am not going to name her), she stated that she was doing drop shipping as she had made a deal with supplier. She send me contract on online which stated I would be paid for each item sold and the role of my job.
I agreed to it, she send me the picture of her product and details which I listed as it was. The item was sold but the buyer refused to pay for it when he found out it was drop shipping and I was selling it for the lady. His reason was that same thing happened to him twice and it was a scam. That got me thinking about whether this venture was even legit or just scam. I forwarded everything to the lady and I told her I would no longer be working for her. Her reaction was that either I pay for the order she made or relist the product or else she will sue me for breaching the contract. She send me her driving licence to prove that she was real. With no choice I had to relist the product, which sold and this time the buyer paid for it too.
Then all the drama started, I send the money to the lady and she assured me the product would be delivered. she said she had paid the supplier and item has been dispatch. Every time I asked her for the tracking number her reply would be that she is awaiting email from her supplier. Buyer kept asking me about the progress of the product and I said the item was dispatched. However, later I found out that the product has not been dispatch at all. After a week the buyer complained about the delivery and how I lied to her about the product being dispatch. The buyer threaten me to either send the refund or provide the tracking number. Unfortunately I had to refund her with my own money as she had opened a request with ebay. the Lady said the ring was already dispatched, so the buyer assured me that if the ring arrives at her postal service she would re pay me. It has been nearly three weeks now and the buyer has not yet received the items. The lady would not give my money back as she says I am the one giving her stress, she keeps saying her supplier has dispatched the item but she does not give me any tracking number. She says that she cannot make money appear. I told her I would sue her as per contract it was her responsibility to refund, yet she says she has proof about paying supplier and she told me to do what I want. It goes on and on I cannot write all the conversation here it will be too long sorry.
As a result of the refund I have a PayPal debt. of £750 plus £30 charge. I don’t have enough money to pay the debt, I have bills to pay, essay to do, I have applied for loan with no luck, have called my bank to charge back but they cannot help in this matter. I am under stress, I don’t know what to do. I just feel like I have been scammed. I feel like crying, all I wanted was to earn extra money and it landed me here.
PLEASE help me this is urgent, if not donation just loan me I will pay back in instalment. I have nowhere else to go now!!