OMG! I’ve got pwnd. By the interwebz.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | Gadgets, Insights, Misc

I saw this random add on Facebook, some 5 piece Star Wars canvas depicting Lord Vader. Loved it. Honestly, I love personalized ads, as they show me stuff I really like.

Lord Vader Canvas

This time I fell for a fraud. It seemed legit, I guess, there was PayPal to pay, free worldwide shipping (this should have rung a bell already) and 32.99 USD seemed a good deal.

Bought and paid October 1st.

PayPal

Contacted seller November 6th.

Hi there, I am still waiting for my “STARWARS 5 PIECE CANVAS LIMITED EDITION”. Purchased at first of October.

Is there anything wrong?

Cheers
Nick

Never got a reply.

Double checked the website November 16th.

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Offline.

Okay, seems I was to naive to trust in this bargain. Contacted PayPal, hope I will get my money back.

So, please, if the offer looks the least dodgy think twice. It can happen, even to old online veterans. When in doubt use a service like PayPal who might give you another layer of buyer protection.

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1 Comment to OMG! I’ve got pwnd. By the interwebz.

Nick Prosch
28. November 2016

Dear Nick Prosch!

We have concluded our investigation into your case and have decided in your
favor.

We were able to recover $32,99 USD and this amount has been credited to
you. Please allow five business days for this adjustment to be posted.

If you are due any additional funds, we will make our best effort to
recover the balance from the seller.

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