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XenForo Licence Scam

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by KenBrace, May 13, 2015.

  1. KenBrace

    KenBrace Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I was attempting to buy a second hand XenForo license yesterday and wasn't being careful enough. I've just realized today that the whole thing was a scam. Makes me so mad. A complete waste of $80. That money took 8 hours a day for a month to earn. Moral of the story? Never, EVER buy a license without both demanding the license verification and insisting on the "Pay For Goods And Services" option on PayPal. I am so frustrated right now. :mad:
     
  2. KimberlyD

    KimberlyD Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Oh man! That bites. I'm so sorry. Don't worry, they will get theirs in the end. I got scammed out of 500.00 once. Lesson learned.
     
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  3. KenBrace

    KenBrace Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Some of the good news is that I have the guy's website. I have registered on his forum and contacted him via PM. If he doesn't refund the $80 then I will make his life absolutely miserable.

    Yikes! What was it for?
     
  4. KimberlyD

    KimberlyD Well-Known Member Moderator

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    A loan. I know, I was an idiot. Feel better now? LMAO
     
  5. KenBrace

    KenBrace Well-Known Member Administrator

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    LOL you must have been sick to your stomach for the next month. :mad:
     
  6. KimberlyD

    KimberlyD Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Try a year. lol
    I see there are new forums. Awesome.... what happened to Crankers?
     
  7. KenBrace

    KenBrace Well-Known Member Administrator

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    They ran out of credits I think.
     
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    KimberlyD Well-Known Member Moderator

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    They are not even on the forum list... unless I overlooked them. Will go double check.
     
  9. KenBrace

    KenBrace Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Deactivated sites don't appear in the forum list.
     
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    GearZ Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Ouch! Thanks for the heads up.
     
  11. dfarmer2001

    dfarmer2001 Well-Known Member

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    What did you use to pay for the license? I may have a way you can get that money back.
    Also no matter what you used to purchase the license, go to www.ripoffreport.com and file a report on that website or person. Rip off report will do everything in their power to get your money back. You even have an option to be contacted by a lawyer or state official if wanted. I have filed several ripoff reports and I have got all my money back even the money I lost on a gaming website which was a scam as well. So, try it yourself. Wish you luck!
     
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    KenBrace Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Thank you very much for the suggestion @dfarmer2001. I filed a PayPal chargeback last week and received their decision a few days ago. They decided against my favor. This was upsetting so I email them asking for the information and evidence regarding the dispute. I also called PayPal and reported the user as a scammer. A few days later I received a response email stating that PayPal had decided to close the case and refund the $80. I couldn't believe it! They changed the final decision on the case and decided in my favor. I got the $80 back and hopefully that user has been banned from PayPal. If I ever run into a situation like this again I will definitely report it to www.ripoffreport.com. Thanks for letting me know about this!
     
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    dfarmer2001 Well-Known Member

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    No problem. If the person that scammed you had a website up (if you purchased it from a website), I would go ahead and report it so others around the world know. You could save someone else all the trouble.

    Also your welcome, glad I could help.
     
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    I did not knew ripoffreport really works, I though it has been made to write articles about scammers.

    Glad you got the money back :)
     
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    Sorry to know this. This was 9 months ago. At least a lesson was learned. Sometimes excitement could drag us to our downfall instead of success. Now you know what to do for the same scam may entice you to do. A second trick won't work for those who know it. I sincerely sympathize with you.
     
  16. Jason76

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    Actually, after you buy a couple of XenForos the license cost drops to $110 each. However, I gained two this year from private individuals for 60 USD each.
     

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