Facebook scammers and banks over stretched

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Facebook scammers and banks over stretched

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There is a guy on Facebook claiming to sell mini parts using the name Barry Sinnet, and asking you to pay his partner Miss Stephanie Hyd. Same guy is selling old Jap car parts.

Just try to report this stuff, banks are overwhelmed with fraud from what I can tell?

Watch out folks ;-)
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He uses the PayPal address of hollyhenderson122@gmail.com

Guess how I know!!!
Tossed had a small amount from me under a different name but then 2 days later tried again under Barry Sinnet
PayPal are aware but whether they can/will do anything I don’t know.
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To be honest the whole thing stinks.

Both FB and Paypal could do something , but have no appetite at all to do anything, why should they care?

Fraud or steeling on the internet is just open season, without any chance of being prosecuted, it seems.
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Never use ‘friends and family’ for Facebook purchases unless you know the seller, it’s far too easy to lose your money and PayPal (possibly quite rightly) will not entertain any complaints!
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FYI
This guy is all over the internet.
under several id's but always seems to inclde 'max'in the email address.
I got scammed for a TR2 component even using a reputable bank account at Starling bank woh do not want to entertain an investigation.
I set up a trap for him on a clasified ad website sure enough I got a bite.
He offered me unique parts for my TR2 ex works car which wer only ever put on 3 cars and I know the location of all of them.!!
Managed to trace him back to Nigeria via paypal and Nationwide genuine accounts
Neither paypal or Nationwide were interested in following up my information.
No suprises ther then.
The m.o.seems to be:
PayPay friends and family requested so No redress there
Multiple genuine Bank accounts in the UK
Genuine UK addresses provided to lull you in but beware the residents of those addresses are unaware and not party to the Scams
gmail will delete the email addresses if you report to them with copies of the scam correspondence.
However these guys just open another account ....you try it it's easy with no security checks :o :o ....well not really Are YOU?
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Here here is.......in Australia ...

https://www.vintagedriversclub.com.au/f ... -available
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Pretty common on Facebook this kind of thing, so easy to set up a fake profile, scam a few hundred quid and disappear.
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What annoys me is not just the scammers, they have been around in one form or another since the dawn of time, but the likes of Paypal, who help themselves to charging fees for offering a Service, yet are pretty poor at following up on any issues. Ebay are the same.
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There is some other people that look for revenge by scamming the scammers...
https://www.419eater.com/html/trophy_room.htm
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Re: Facebook scammers and banks over stretched

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Seems only fair ;-)

Spent hour and 20 mins on 'your call is important to us, please hold' messaging, so I have to admit I gave up after that and rang the branch (from the sort code number) he gave me direct. Of course they didn't really want to know, then I asked if the call was being recorded as they warned me at the beginning, it was... then I got put through to a more human human who claimed to make notes.

All I was trying to do was alert people - but it is tough, darned tough!
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