2015-06-15 | 2663 Print PDF
HOW TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK FROM AN ONLINE SCAM WEBSITES
Have you been recently scammed online via a website? Did you fall victim to that sales pitch from the individual you had online chat with or called you on your phone line? Well I have some certain questions for you that will need your honest answers if you want to get back your money from an online scam websites.
In respect of how the questions are being arranged, most scam victims are always asked some of this questions, when being interrogated by sympathizers.
This topic is no stranger to most people that surf the web for items to buy online, now and then one do fall victims to scrupulous online shops or e-commerce sites that are designed to fleece money from their unsuspected victims in return for a rip-off product/service or nothing in some cases.
I for one have been a victim of such online scam artist, and today I will be sharing on this post how I successfully retrieved back all my money refunded 100% after couple of months of thug of war with this scam artist entity. It cost me zero penny to get my money refunded and am sure if you are done with this post you will learn a few things on how to handle such situations, even better than I did.
It all started like any other day would, but only difference was that I had an online project I wanted to develop and required to hire a freelancer, so I did made a project post on people per hour freelancer platform aka PPH. On 30th January 2014 I had a message from a freelancer who had interest in executing my project and requested I had an online chat with him via their company chat box on their website ebrandingexperts.com (no longer functioning but now using ebrandingexperts.co.uk and ebrandingexperts.us but with a new webdesign).
We had our conversation to the point we even had a skype chat and call, to even persuade me further they called me all the way from the Wilmington Delaware USA to assure me that they are for real and up to the task.
I gave them a full document on the project they were to develop and they sent me their price tag of 5600USD which we arguably settled for 4600USD on 1st of February 2014 then subsequently settled for 4000USD as our final and agreed sum with the company’s sales executive Brian Peterson (if that was even his real name).
Prior payment of 25% of this total sum, I requested to have two types of agreements sent to me, a non-disclosure agreement and an agreement that describe how to pay and what was to be delivered for each phase of payment. Moreover, most importantly I requested to know how payment will be done, when he (Brian Peterson) mentioned to me they facilitated payment via 2 checkout and other means I optioned to go with 2CO for sentimental reasons, due to the fact that am also a 2CO merchant.
On 12 and 13 of February these documents were sent to me and signed by me, I made payment on the 24th for them to spin off on an uncompleted area of the project that was done by another developer. Since Brian Peterson insisted that I make a 50% deposition, so to test their skill I offered to pay 25% and gave 2 weeks to complete the half-baked test project.
Now as familiar as this may sound, what I got from this so-called software developing company in USA was to go to codecanyon and purchase a coding script that is of low standard (ready made script) that does not even meet up with my job description for that particular project phase click here to see the script. I was utterly devastated has have not only lost time (project milestone) but also peradventure I might lose my 1000USD deposit. I had no more money to spend or lose to incur so I decided to take on this scammers head on, the following points below were actions I considered taking to get my money back and their response to my actions.
To cut the long story short the online scammers eventually started feeling the heat wave of my strike, first whenever you do a search for ebranding experts on Google.com my complaint got top five on the search engine and it was beginning to pass the message to whoever searched for this company brand name.
With consistent nuisance to both 2checkout and their scam merchant, I was able to get my full refund as I applied for MASTER CARD intervention due to 2checkout slow cooperation (the chargeback duration was exhausted).
The scam merchant decided to contact me to pull down the bad publicity have created freely for them, but I declined (of which I could not has it has now become one with the internet). They tried to threaten me by telling me they will cancel the chargeback again, but at this time, it does not faze me because the matter already is in 2checkout hands to finally release the money to my bank via their own facilitating bank.
This was how I could recover my 1000usd after within 3 months from a very bad job and a possible online merchant scammer. Thanks to 2CO and my credit card facilitator (My bank and Master Card protection on refunds and charge backs) I won this fight!.
The only update I can give currently on ebrandingexperts.com is that they no longer exist on that domain name and have several country domain name they operate on now eg ebrandingexperts.us, ebrandingexperts.co.uk
Please when you do business with online e-commerce site or merchant site always make sure they are using a familiar payment gateway, make sure that what they describe is what you are getting. Do check their refund policies, and online reviews, I was lucky with my case as they are over 10,000miles away from me and do not have the law to help me fight this case. You can never tell sometimes if you are about to be scammed or rip-off by a merchant site/e-commerce site.
A charge back is your last resort and best option, as long as you have all the proofs and necessary documents to back up your claims.
I hope you find this post enlightening and you can pick up some points and corrections about the way I handled my case scenario and apply yours with caution.
DON'T BE SCAMMED BY SUCH ONLINE BUSINESS THAT ENTICE YOU WITH SILLY OFFERS AND VIDEOS; THEY MAJORLY OUTSOURCE MOST OF THE WORK AND ARE TOTALLY NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE I WILL ADVISE ANYONE TO PATRONIZE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THEIR DOMAIN NAME IN THIS VIDEO IS NO LONGER FUNCTIONING, BUT IF YOU GOOGLE IT YOU WILL GET THEIR NEW URL THEY NOW OPERATE ON http://ebrandingexperts.co.uk/ I MIGHT HAVE LOST MY MILESTONE, ENERGY ON THAT PROJECT BUT AT LEAST I GOT MY MONEY BACK AND GAVE THE ONLINE SCAMMERS A FIGHT FOR MY MONEY (BAD REP TOO).