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Dawg
06-02-2008, 06:25 PM
OK the situation has gone from bad to worse. I had beejive check the key that I purchased. It was bought on the same day that I bought it on a ladies credit card in florida. Silent chicks IP is from ASIA I think. I filed a dispute with paypal over this and start getting emails from this person telling me to drop the dispute and they will refund my money.

As per paypals instructions I did no such thing as I was not happy. The emails keep coming from this person. After I finally told them to refund my money and I would drop it and that was the only course of action I would take. I start getting money showing up in my account from a verified members with notes like thanks for the key it worked great. Now I want to buy more. So after refunding nearly 300.00 Bucks that has started showing up from all different places across the country. Now I cant even close my paypal account down to protect my checking account.

So now I have had to get my bank involved and its costing me ten times the amount I paid for the key in the first place to stop all the BS. SO anyone who purchased the keys I hope you have better luck.


http://www.blackberryforums.com/buy-sell-trade/131980-wts-jivetalk-personal-lifetime-license-keys-several-sell.html#post953100

ezrunner
06-02-2008, 06:28 PM
Wirelessly posted (my new touch button BB)

Wow that is crazy DAWG!

zerog46
06-02-2008, 06:29 PM
That sucks, I kinda thought that sounded funny when he started getting more...

Tangocore
06-02-2008, 06:48 PM
Personally I just wouldnt buy a key from a random person like that.

Dawg
06-02-2008, 06:58 PM
now its up to 2 grand in my account and I cant stop it'

Dawg
06-02-2008, 07:06 PM
and the hits just keep on coming

ezrunner
06-02-2008, 07:25 PM
Wirelessly posted (my new touch button BB)

Is this 2k that's been put into your acct or taken?

ezrunner
06-02-2008, 07:27 PM
Wirelessly posted (my new touch button BB)

Just re-read post. Man dawg crazy crud

ndub33
06-02-2008, 07:31 PM
When it hits 10K, head for Vegas!

rachamphetamine
06-02-2008, 07:31 PM
That's absolutely insane. I hope everything gets straightened out for you quickly.

jmksport
06-02-2008, 07:38 PM
What a mess:x
Cant you have your paypal account blocked from receiving funds?
I purchased on of those keys and having it checked asap. I am pretty sure about the outcome :cry:

Dawg
06-02-2008, 07:50 PM
paypal is not being cooperative at all. I have refunded all the money and I am asking for my account to be closed and they wont do it.

JSanders
06-02-2008, 07:52 PM
Dawg, I don't get this--people are sending you $$s for the keys?

Dawg
06-02-2008, 07:56 PM
yes the first 100 dollars was for keys.Then I started just recieving random amounts. they all started after i filed a dispute with paypal. SO far they have sent me over 2500 dollars

ezrunner
06-02-2008, 07:57 PM
am betting that the original scammers are diverting the funds to dawgs acct

rachamphetamine
06-02-2008, 07:58 PM
That was my guess when I first read this as well.

Dawg
06-02-2008, 07:58 PM
well they cant now I have closed the paypal account and notified my bank of the problem

juwaack68
06-02-2008, 07:59 PM
Wow. Very weird. What did Paypal have to say about it?

Dawg
06-02-2008, 08:01 PM
They were pains till I got to the third level of customer service. They finally closed my account after I told them I was calling the secret service

juwaack68
06-02-2008, 08:02 PM
Ok, your situation wasn't funny, but the secret service thing was.

So what are you going to do with the extra money in your account?

ezrunner
06-02-2008, 08:05 PM
hmmm makes ya question the protection paypal offers!!!

ezrunner
06-02-2008, 08:07 PM
note to self when working with paypal on a dispute......mention calling the SECRET SERVICE

dualsub2006
06-02-2008, 08:12 PM
well they cant now I have closed the paypal account and notified my bank of the problem

Your bank can't do anything about it if PayPal were to try to charge your account for funds. The only safe thing to do is shut down that account and open a new one. When you sign up with PayPal you authorize them to credit your money to your account and to deduct money in the event of a challenge.

The natural order would be for you to have the money deducted and then deal with the dispute process with them. Close that bank account now and open a new one before you end up with a dispute that costs you more money.

wabbit
06-02-2008, 08:12 PM
paypal wont do anything since jivetalk is "virtual"
this is why paypal is really bad.

Horizon Wireless
06-02-2008, 08:13 PM
Man, thank God its working out Dawg. I Know how Paypal can be. Like someone said, you can always open a new account. I recently had a gmail account hijacked. I know how tough it can be!

daphne
06-02-2008, 08:19 PM
OMG that's really terrible dawg. :x I thought silentchick was very suspicious from the start, but then I have a good nose for internet scammers/criminals.

Aside from your trouble, the really sad thing is those licenses were highly likely purchased with stolen credit card numbers -- stolen from victims of ID theft. Stolen identities and credit card numbers are bought and sold in the underbelly of the internet all the time and used to register domains for distributing malware, phishing, even child p0rn. It's a terrible thing.

If BeeJive could determine the licenses were purchased fraudulently with stolen credit cards, they could refund the victims.

daphne
06-02-2008, 08:23 PM
paypal wont do anything since jivetalk is "virtual"
this is why paypal is really bad.

What do you mean by that? "virtual" fraud is still fraud. It should not be treated any differently.

There is also a "virtual" money trail, so PayPal can track where the money going into dawg's account was coming from.

Dawg, did you keep a copy of the PayPal transactions before they closed your account?

hnsimpson
06-02-2008, 08:24 PM
Dawg-

That is Crazy!

I hope that your paypal wackiness subsides quickly!

-simpson

juwaack68
06-02-2008, 08:30 PM
Daphne, I was hoping you'd jump in here. :-)

dwp1975
06-02-2008, 08:31 PM
Wirelessly posted

That sucks, did you keep a few bucks and get yourself a new 8330? J/k

Shaun
06-02-2008, 08:41 PM
This has to be one of the strangest things I have heard of.

On a similar note, a few waiters and waitresses in my area were busted taking pictures of patron credit cards with their camera phones and selling the info in bulk. As a result, I highly recommend prepaid cards or cash at restaurants.

strike2tamu
06-02-2008, 08:46 PM
Nuts guys, good luck dawg.

DacyJ
06-02-2008, 09:54 PM
Wirelessly posted (you serious Clark)

Wow, is paypal telling you anything about refunding the money? If not ill meet you in Vegas I've got people there lol

prodigee
06-02-2008, 09:56 PM
wow, dawg, i feel you... sorta.

this is the craziest story i heard. i'd personally just accept the money but then that's just me lol... kidding... maybe?

i paid for a 8320 & still haven't rec'd anything to show for it... i filed a dispute & i'm waiting a few more days to see if the dude replies. if not, i'll escalate it. my cc company says i could get my money back in 30 days if i still haven't rec'd anything.

Dawg
06-03-2008, 07:49 AM
Ok I have succsesfully refunded all funds to the inocent parties. Paypal has closed the account. Bank has put a stop order on any thing that comes from paypal. I have learned a valuable lesson I will never buy anything on a forum site again unless its from someone I know. I am forwarding everything to Daphne.

Mods please close this thread. Everything is settled and no reason for it to continue.