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

gregmcc

Honorary Master
Joined
Jun 29, 2006
Messages
21,576
#21
Twice with fake SD Cards on eBay. Reported and got a refund. Now only buy from a few geniune sellers I have saved.

Also once with gumtree, my first big scam in the 2000's. Sold a PS3 to some scumbag in Jhb. He paid with a stolen cheque. Funds 'cleared', I shipped it up, and then amount was reversed a few days later. Hope they are dead! Never again fallen for those type of scams.
 

PhireSide

Executive Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2006
Messages
8,409
#24
Got scammed out of R500 by a 'Groenie' on Gumtree that was related to a spate of scams run by some members of the Groenewald family on Carbonite
 

Polymathic

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 22, 2010
Messages
13,059
#26
Yes one those work from home scams on Gumtree about a decade ago. Luckily I was broke and they only took R30 out of my account before I caught on
 
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