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UK SWOOPO Complaint - BIG SCAM AND LEGAL CON

Review by ZOULUKA on 2010-03-22
LONDON -- HI! I CAME TO YOU TO GET SOME HELP.
I AM MR CHARLES KASSALO. I BEEN SCAMMED BY (WWW. SWOOPO. CO. UK).
THIS SITE IS AN AUCTION SITE WHERE YOU BID IN SPECIFIED ITEMS, YOU WILL NEVER WIN.
I BID ON THE 18-03-2010 ONE ITEM(NO:296251).WAS 300 BIDS AT £150 REAL COST SWOOPO UK SAY THAT ON THEY SITE.
I WAS EXCITED ABOUT, I TELL MY SELF IF I WIN THIS I COULD USE TO BID ON ONE OF THEY LAPTOP.
I START WITH £60 PAY VIA PAYPAL CONNECT TO MY BANK ACCOUNT. AFTER FEW MINUTE MY £60 WAS RUNNING OUT, I TOP UP AGAIN £35.THE AUCTION BIDING WAS STRESS FULL AND SCARE TO LOOSE MY MONEY AND THE BIDING.
WHEN I REALIZE WHAT IS GO ON, I WAS AT £190 SPEND FROM MY ACCOUNT. IN THAT, ALL MY BODY AND MY MIND WAS FROZEN DEAD. I REALIZE I LOST EVERYTHING AND I REALIZE I BEEN SCAM AND CONED BY SWOOPO. UK!
WHY I USE SCAM AND CON WORD, BECAUSE BEFORE START BIDING, THE INFORMATION SWOOPO GIVE ME ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE ITEM SAY! THIS VOUCHER USE TO BE SOLD AT £3 OR £7 ! OR WHAT THIS SCAM AUCTION DON'T TELL US, TO REACH THIS AMOUNT HOW MUCH YOU MUST SPEND?
BECAUSE I REALIZE THE SYSTEM SHOW I SPEND £190 TO REACH £19.79 AUCTION PRICE. TELL ME IF THIS ARE NOT SCAM OR CON?
I CONTACT THEM A READY ABOUT REFUND MY MONEY, THE CUSTOMER SERVICES DON'T GIVE MONKEY.
NOW, I AM WRITHING TO YOU TO HELP ME AND HELP ALL OTHER INNOCENT GOOD CITIZEN WHO ARE VICTIM OF THIS MUST BIG CON AND SCAM ONLINE AUCTION SITE IN (UK).
THANK YOU.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-03-24
Posted by madconsumer on 2010-03-22:
this sounds bad. see if your bank can assist you with some type of charge back to the auction site.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-03-23:
That doesn't sound right at all, but typing the whole thing in caps and not using the Queen's English makes it hard to understand. How can they run an auction where everyone loses their bids? We used to have Dutch auctions at our REACT meetings where you put quarters in a coffee can, and the last person to put in a quarter won the auction. It was a fundraiser for the team. If I bid on ebay, for instance, and was told I didn't win, but they were keeping my money, they'd find my bank and I a pair of formidable opponents.
Posted by ZOULUKA on 2010-03-23:
Sorry!I am not ENGLISH MAN. I AM FRENCH SPEAKING MAN.But...The must important is my case problem not the Queen Letter! Thank you.
Posted by Ulf Wolf on 2010-03-24:
Great post.

Perhaps I can just add to this that the best way to guard against being ripped off by online sales or auctions of any kind, eBay inlcuded, is to use a bona fide online escrow company. Although it does add some cost, that will take uncertainty out of the transaction.

For my money, the best bona fide online escrow (and there seems to be ten fraudulent escrow sites for every bona fide one) is probably Escrow.com (http://escrow.com). In fact, it’s the only one that eBay recommends.

Take care,

Ulf Wolf

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