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Scammed by WLI Reservation Rewards

I'm out $120 due to the WLI*ReservationRewards scam. I called their customer service line, and the representative claimed they had no record of my name or credit card number--despite the fact they just charged me $10 on November 6th. Threats to report them to the Attorney General of my state did nothing. I called my credit card company but they can only dispute charges less than 120 days old. Now what? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 18, 2007 - 14 answers

I haz no quarters :(

Two part laundromat question - transportation and getting ripped off. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Nov 16, 2007 - 27 answers

An expensive lesson?

My scam detector is going off but... but just a glimmer of hope... Anybody here dealt with "Electronics Marketing Limited"? [more inside]
posted by puddpunk on Nov 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Is my dealer running a Prius scam on me?

Is my dealer running a Prius scam on me? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Nov 12, 2007 - 24 answers

I was scammed on eBay, and now I'm stranded out of town.

I flew out-of-state to pick up a car I won on an eBay auction, and the seller didn't show up. Now he's claiming it was in a fender bender today and he can't sell it to me. In the meantime, I'm stranded. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Nov 5, 2007 - 35 answers

Is this courier job a scam?

Is this courier business a scam? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Oct 29, 2007 - 10 answers

Peddle to the [lithium] metal

Where to buy a laptop battery? [more inside]
posted by trim17 on Oct 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Is Greece the new Nigeria? Tell me if this is a scam!

Help me figure out if this is a scam and if so how? We're looking to rent an apartment in NYC and have found somewhere through Craigslist that looks great but the process is complicated by the fact that the potential Landlord is out of the country. He's sent us an email (contents after the jump) on how he proposes getting us the keys and us completing the contract if we like the apartment. I can't see how it's a scam but it smells kind of odd... Mefite detectives, go to it! [more inside]
posted by merocet on Sep 12, 2007 - 23 answers

Please give me my email back!

I'm using Thunderbird, and I want to alter it's behaviour. Several "features" are really starting to annoy me, and I'd like to be able to turn them off. [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Sep 9, 2007 - 2 answers

Earth Class Mail - Solid or Scum?

Earth Class Mail - great idea that I'm willing to pay for, but concerned about sleazy marketing tactics. Anyone with any experience with this company? [more inside]
posted by ezola on Sep 3, 2007 - 15 answers

A shady company seems to be squatting on a bunch of .name domains. What can I do about it?

.namefilter: A shady company seems to be squatting on a bunch of .name domains. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by herichon on Aug 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me find out more about this company and this man

An area of rural Norway I am very fond of is currently fighting a development bid by a possibly dodgy operation... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Protect against apartment rental scam

How can I protect myself from a scam when I can't check out the apartment in person? [more inside]
posted by lilybeane on Jul 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Are cell phone and printer cartridge recylers a scam?

Whats up with these postage-paid cell phone and ink cartridge recycling baggies I see everywhere? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Jul 15, 2007 - 20 answers

Does this sublet sound like a scam?

Does this sound like a scam? I want to sublet for 1 month while I am travelling overseas. I answered an ad and got an odd message. It sounds like the person needs to extend his lease in order to sublet. He wants 1/2 month up front. [more inside]
posted by cotterpin on Jun 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Do I report life-threatening spam?

A sick twist on scam e-mails. Is it worthwhile to do anything about this threatening, extorting e-mail? Has anyone else gotten anything like this? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Jun 28, 2007 - 22 answers

How to frustrate an advance fee fraudster

Responding to an 'advance fee fraud' email. I've had a blatant 'advance fee fraud' email from someone in west africa wanting to buy my car online (I am in Ireland). I want to respond in a way that sends this would-be fraudster down the longest rabbit hole possible. [more inside]
posted by superfurry on Jun 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Avoiding an Internet Scam

I am pretty sure I am caught up in an Internet scam, and I want to know the best way to proceed to make sure I cover all my bases. [more inside]
posted by mto on Jun 20, 2007 - 24 answers

help me get my money back!

I got a piece of junk mail from a company called Florida Direct Vacations who said they were going to charge me $140 for some kind of vacation package if I didn't cancel the order by May 22. I think they got my credit card information from Holland America, who I took a cruise with a few years ago; they claim to be some kind of authorized reseller for them, although I've never done business with Florida Direct Vacations before. I called and canceled, and they charged my debit card anyway. I've called and they say they never got my cancellation and, basically, tough luck. What now? [more inside]
posted by luriete on May 31, 2007 - 17 answers

Who will stop Domain Registry of America?

Yet another one of my clients has been confused by a Domain Registry of America "invoice" mailing, and now I'm even madder at them. I saw this FTC ruling from 2003, but is there any kind of action/suit against the company now? If not, why not? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 31, 2007 - 20 answers

Inexpensive Prescription Sunglasses

I want to get inexpensive prescription sunglasses by buying drug store frames and inserting real lenses. The eyeglass place says I need to buy ophthalmological frames (which they sell for $100 and up) because drugstore sunglasses are too cheap and not up to the job. Is this the real deal or are they scamming me?
posted by cgs on May 7, 2007 - 21 answers

Can I do anything about an auto repair guy who ripped me off?

It looks like I've been sort of ripped off by an auto glass repair guy. Is there anything I can/should do? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 26, 2007 - 16 answers

Why are cell phones so cheap on ebay?

Why are the phones on ebay so cheap? I can't see where the profit comes from. [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff on Apr 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Help my friend get un-harassed by this crazy Ebay user...

Ebay scam / threat question... [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Apr 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Lawyer helps client engage in fraud - what we do about it?

Can I sue a lawyer who helped his client commit financial fraud against my dad? [more inside]
posted by Kimpossible on Mar 24, 2007 - 12 answers

Is this bookstore existent? Or is this a scam?

Am I being scammed? BookFilter... [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Mar 23, 2007 - 23 answers

eBay scam?

Is this a simple eBay scam or something else? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Mar 22, 2007 - 13 answers

Is Public Gold an MLM scam?

ScamFilter: Is Public Gold a multi-level marketing scam? Or a "legit" MLM? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Mar 20, 2007 - 8 answers

New credit card scam?

Device to steal numbers from your cards in your pocket? [more inside]
posted by Listener on Feb 24, 2007 - 18 answers

Look Out Honey, 'Cause I'm Usin' Technology

I posted some items for sale on Craigslist, and shortly thereafter I got email from a typical scammer who wanted to send me and have me cash a check from "his client," and I'd refund him the balance--you know, the textbook overpayment with a fake check scam. Now, I'd like to have some fun with this. [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt on Feb 15, 2007 - 18 answers

How to get a friend out of a cult

I have a friend who has gotten involved in Avatar, and I want to disengage her from it. She first got involved about 9 months ago; at the time, I knew nothing about Avatar but was instantly suspicious. The more I've learned, the less I like it. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jan 31, 2007 - 18 answers

Insurance Pre-Existing Condition Woes

My insurance provider wants me to fill out a pre-existing condition questionnaire! Help! [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jan 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Too good to be true

How am I being scammed? Nepali gem business deal, sounds kinda shady, help me find out where they intend to make their money. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Jan 30, 2007 - 6 answers

Should I report what I suspect is a ponzi scheme being pitched?

What should I do about overhearing what I think was the pitch for a ponzi scheme? [more inside]
posted by frieze on Jan 26, 2007 - 26 answers

How to cope with a MLM-programmed sibling?

My older brother, who has been swindled by MLM (multi-level marketing) scams in the past, has gotten involved in yet another. Have any of you dealt with a family member in this situation? Is there anything I can do, or do any of you have suggestions on how to cope with this? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Jan 3, 2007 - 31 answers

My father has been scammed! By Travelcomm! Help!

Anyone with experience on getting vacations from the scam co Travelcomm, please advise. Alternatively, if you can help me get my money back, all the better... For you innocents, read and beware! [more inside]
posted by beautiful on Jan 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Don't call again

How do I make phone scam company stop harassing us? [more inside]
posted by valleys on Dec 1, 2006 - 26 answers

Is PhotoMax a scam or a good opportunity for my mother?

MLMFilter: My mother called me and mentioned a "new business" she wants to start. She was very excited about it, and said the business is at, and the company is actually called PhotoMax. I have my doubts... [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Nov 15, 2006 - 25 answers


Can I really make 5, 10, or even $15,000 a month working from home by getting a free video? And why are these so-called millionares willing to give away their "secrets" for free? [more inside]
posted by joshuak on Oct 15, 2006 - 22 answers

What email scam is this?

What email scam is this? [more inside]
posted by wilful on Sep 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Ethics: Should you hold someone unknowingly acting in the commission of a fraud responsible for your losses?

Is it ethical to sue the victim of a phishing scam who agrees to take employment as someone who receives packages and ships them abroad if you have been victimized by the scam itself? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker on Sep 19, 2006 - 13 answers

Saving the Kitchen Sink

Recently I was contacted by a company called Liberty Settlements regarding my outstanding debt. [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on Jul 28, 2006 - 10 answers scam or great opportunity?

Who are these consulting agencies contacting me off, and are their offers too good to be true? [more inside]
posted by sixacross on Jul 18, 2006 - 10 answers

What scam is this?

I posted an electronics item for sale on craigslist and began receiving several questionable offers for purchase, but none that are explicitly described by craigslist as a scam. [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Jul 8, 2006 - 13 answers

Demand for payment on already-paid-off credit card

SketchyDebtCollectionsFilter: Someone calling and demanding payment on a credit card that was paid off and cancelled in 2002. Fraud? Error? What can be done? [more inside]
posted by moss on Jul 6, 2006 - 16 answers

won't SOMEBODY think of the basketball team?

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I am not selling money for no basketball team. I am just trying to stay off the streets and raise a little cash..." Who is behind this scam? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 1, 2006 - 57 answers

Help me take down a scam junk mailer

I just got a shady piece of 'scam' mail in my (snail) mailbox today. It came on an index card-sized piece of blue paper, and promised luxury vehicles, a cruise, and/or outrageous gobs of cash, among other things. I could simply throw the damn thing away, but I'd rather pull a P-p-powerbook, or find some other way to inconvenience the idiots behind this. Any ideas? Of course, there's much [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Jun 29, 2006 - 12 answers

Is this a business scam?

The scam (if that's what it is) is as described below and I'd welcome any comments or links to places which discuss such things. [more inside]
posted by thayerg on Jun 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Why am I responsible for their mistake?

Why should I be held responsible for companies "losing" my personal information? Don't you think that if they were responsible for it, there would be alot less identity theft? [more inside]
posted by TheDude on Jun 6, 2006 - 16 answers

What do you do when you've been scammed on eBay?

I am concerned that a CD I've committed to buy on eBay is a counterfeit. The item's identification number is 4881752639. My concerns were raised after I read some of the seller's feedback from buyers and consequently the feedback the seller has left for them. Also, some buyers have gone so far as to create warning pages for others. There's even damning comments on Znooq's blog about the exact same item I've bought. [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Jun 4, 2006 - 14 answers

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