I'm sitting here in front of my computer and I want to tell you about how excited we were to have butterflies in our yard. How its the first time in the 6 years that we seen them and how proud we are that all our work in the garden has brought back these amazing creatures. BUT....I am sitting here PISSED OFF!!!
Over the weekend we were investigating the purchase of a camper van through a reputable online store. It was a SCAM. The person who listed the said item is using this store to con ALOT of money out of good people. I emailed some questions about the camper and now I have sitting on my computer, statements that indicate that my offer has been accepted, when no offer was given and I am receiving phone calls at 10.00 at night.
As the owner of an online business and possibly being the most HONEST person in the world...this has really PISSED ME OFF!!!
Heres what I have learnt :
If the offer sound to good to be true....it probably is!
If they state that the trading company will act as middle man and hold your monies until, you receive the item and then YOU give the authority to release the funds once YOU have sighted and received the goods....THIS IS WRONG!
NEVER USE Western Union to transfer money.
Always ask for Rego Numbers when dealing "on road" items...if this cannot be given WALK AWAY.....we got the excuse "I have the papers but just not with me, I'm on a business trip"
Trust that little voice in your head that says "hang on....just look at this a bit harder, somethings a little OFF"