Have you ever been the victim of an online scam?

Have you ever been the victim of an online scam?

  • Yes

    Votes: 14 28.0%
  • No

    Votes: 36 72.0%

  • Total voters
    50

Jamie McKane

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#1
Have you ever been the victim of an online scam? On which platform did this scam take place?
 

Honey Badger

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#4
Gumtree, bought an xbox360 which had the RROD Shortly thereafter my place got broken into and among the items stolen was that same console
 

Jola

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Sep 22, 2005
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#17
Did you get your money back?
No

Seller disappeared from eBay

BTW, I will no longer buy microSD cards from eBay, but Amazon seems to be ok. However, I prefer to get them from a reputable store like B&H.
 
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Hemps

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#18
eBay , bought Oakley Juliets or what I thought where the real thing , turned out to be plastic. :(
 

Jase

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May 31, 2007
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#19
eBay, I purchased a replacement laptop fan. It was the correct dimensions but the original had a curve / notch to it. I had to take the dremmel to it to alter it to fit. It still works to this day though except it does not reach the same speed as the other OEM fan in the laptop (a replacement here in SA would have cost over R1k).

I got hit with a phishing scam once. It was well disguised and looked like it came from the client I was working for. The buggers got my CV (no personal address or ID at least).
 

skimread

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#20
Put my CC details on a fake shopping website who in turn starting buying stuff with it but that was like 8 years ago. Got my money back though
 
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