That may be the case. If you look at a profile for Chatham Sinclair, https://www.facebook.com/chatham.sinclair?fref=browse_search, he is listed as living in Wheeling, WV - which is where the UPS store is located where some parts have been shipped from.It says Stacey is in a relationship with "Chatham Sinclair"? "Don"s real name , maybe?
I hear what you say, but after having gone through a few of these scenarios myself (not with anyone here on this forum), I've learned to be automatic and by my book, with no tolerance for dilly-dallying and worst luck in the world stories. There's no good reason not to initiate a dispute or claim in a timely manner after posting payment. In fact, starting one will force the seller to follow up with a valid tracking #, forcing the transaction to move along toward whatever conclusion.The thing was, Don was very convincing and manipulative. He assured me all these stories of FedEx "losing" the crate were true, and other nonsense. And you know why I blew up his phone? Because my car is sitting in the driveway with no engine in it and I'm in the middle of moving out of my house and te guy won't provide a tracking number or pick up his phone for 5 days lol.
What a horrible con man. You'd think he could be a little smarter.
But it seems he was smart, considering he strung my along past the date I could make a paypal claim. Only thing I can do is file a police report.
I filed a claim before the paypal deadline to get my money back. Paypal refunded my moneythis ad from last year showed soccerplayer was waiting for his parts
did you contact them or did they contact you?Was fortunate enough to get my $83 back today via PP claims, especially since it was a non-merchant transaction. I suppose with multiple claims to one account at the same time, they're honoring them all.
GL to others seeking resolution.
Paypal is the best thing for stuff like this. Also, I got kinda screwed by this. If you file a claim within 45 days of the payment, Paypal can physically go into the other persons account and take the money out. IF you file a claim after 45 days, Paypal can only try to persuade the other person to send the money back, but is not forced to. I learned this the hard way, seller delayed responding to me till after the 45 days then would get back to me, but it was too late and I lost the cash. Scammers=Scum of the earthWhen possible, always pay via Paypal & fully use credit, even if it is a debit card. NOT your PP funds. Paypal almost always decides in favor of the buyer.
ALWAYS file a claim prior to the paypal deadline, no matter what a seller tells you.
If paypal won't reverse the charge, contact your card agency & file there.
Keep all paperwork.
Should that fail, file in small claims court - there will be a fee, include that amount in your claim.
Something above should work - if it doesn't, look into mail fraud regulations & the BBB. Post on Yelp, FB. Never let a scammer get away with it.