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Old 02-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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Should I go to the postal police?

Last month, I sold a bunch of textbooks on eBay. About a week after I shipped them, I received notice that one of the buyers was potentially fraudulent, and that he deleted his eBay account. I couldn't really do anything, since I had already shipped the books out.

This morning (4 weeks after shipping the books), I get an email from eBay saying the guy opened a case against me, and he claims to have not received the book. I promptly reply with a scanned copy of the receipt from the post office, and no tracking number, just proof that I sent the book via media mail. Minutes later, he closes the case, no further questions asked.

After going back to his eBay page, it showed that he went from having no feedback within the last 12 months, to having almost 30 within the past month. Originally he had about 20 positive feedback points but those were over a year ago. My guess is, I wasn't the only person he tried to dupe.

My question is, should I contact the postal police and provide them with this information? It's pretty obvious that it was a hacked eBay account, and the guy used it to try and scam a bunch of people. I wasnt affected, but he might be able to get some undeserved refunds from some other unlucky sellers.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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Report him to Ebay, although it sounds like nothing really went wrong... You got your money, he apparently got the item you sent and there was no case formed. Some people just get antsy and immediately go on the offensive, maybe he just didn't wait long enough for the item to arrive. Regardless, I highly highly doubt that the Postal Police would be at all interested in Ebay shenanigans.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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You got your money and he got the books... what's the problem?
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:12 PM   #4
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I'll be contacting eBay later today. I know that he received the book. The reason I'm even asking is because he tried to scam me into giving him a refund for a book he received, and it appears he may have attempted the same with other eBay sellers, some of whom may have not saved their shipping receipts and may be forced to issue refunds.

If this guy turns out to be a scammer, then a paper trail would help the police identify him as such, wouldn't it?
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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Report him to Ebay, although it sounds like nothing really went wrong... You got your money, he apparently got the item you sent and there was no case formed. Some people just get antsy and immediately go on the offensive, maybe he just didn't wait long enough for the item to arrive. Regardless, I highly highly doubt that the Postal Police would be at all interested in Ebay shenanigans.
I concur
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:44 PM   #6
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a receipt doesn't matter as far as ebay and paypal are concerned. The only thing that will protect you is signed confirmation. Even a tracking number saying it was delevered won't protect you. It's complete bs, found it out the hard way after some guy tried to scam me. Now whenever i sell anything worth 100 bucks or more i ship it signed confirmation.
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You got your money and he got the books... what's the problem?
x2 if he closed the claim right away, i wouldn't worry about it.
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