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Ripped off - what can I do?

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    Posted: 15/February/2012 at 15:05
     So my story goes.. I wanted a ticket to a sold out music festival. My good friend who Ive known for years said i have a friend who is selling one but she lives 3 hours away so you would have to transfer her money and she will post it via registered mail. Sweet no worries i transferred her the money on a Saturday she said she posted it the following Monday. 8 working days later and it has not arrived. I have contacted the girl numerous times and she ignores me when i ask for the tracking number to see what has happened to my mail leading to me thinking something dodgy is going on here. i do not know what to do from here. I want my money back it only seems fair. I don't normally transfer money to strangers but i did it in good faith, my friend said she has known this girl since high school and she is completely trustworthy.

I just want to know is it worth the effort of trying to get my money back? Legally do i have a leg to stand on i should i just be angry and get over it cos it will be more hassle than its worth?

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/February/2012 at 15:09
How did you pay her? Do you have the evidence of this?

Sounds like a scam, is much money involved? If it is only a small amount you may need to forget about it as it may cost more to pursue the matter.
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  Quote zedz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/February/2012 at 15:12
Hi thanks for the reply.I transferred the money via netbank. To be honest, it's not really the money, it's the fact that I've been ripped off by a friend of a friend. I'd almost be willing to spend the same amount of money pursuing it.

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/February/2012 at 15:23
First count them both as former friends. I'm not sure about reversal availability with Netbank, but I believe that should be your first avenue.

Next avenue is to send a letter of demand for reimbursement to the person who offered the ticket, and follow this up with a claim through the small claims court if they fail to pay. It will cost an amount to lodge the claim with the small claims court, which is not claimable, not sure about your state but expect it typically to be around $100.
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  Quote zedz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/February/2012 at 16:52
great thankyou

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/February/2012 at 17:41
It sounds like outright fraud. Try lodging a report at the police station. Take in all copies of emails. Plenty of posters here come and complain about being charges for this type of activity.
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  Quote khon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/February/2012 at 18:00
Agreed with Asiaoil. Go to police as well contacting the bank.

If she sold her one ticket to 10 people, she would be laughing.
Personal opinion only, should not take it as legal advice

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