eBay Scam Victim Gets Refund And Free Xbox One
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
Remember the story from the other day about the 19 year guy who got scammed on eBay? Well after his “ordeal” where he fell for a pretty blatant scam, bidding on an Xbox One on eBay, not realising that it said “photo” in the listing. Upon winning the item, he received a very poor quality picture of the console and game printed on a sheet of A4 paper that had “Thank you” written on the back, and it only cost him about £500, ouch!
Now it looks like things are looking up for Peter Clatworthy, not only has he been given a full refund by eBay, most likely due to the publicity of this particular case, many victims of these scams won’t be so lucky. Yet on top of that he has also been given a free Xbox One for Christmas from his local CEX (Computer Exchange) store! Which is awfully nice of them.
OK so his local store are likely punting to ride the PR train a little, but it’s still a great thing that they’ve done and while I personally still feel that you have to be a blind idiot to fall for most of these scams, it’s still nice to see a happy ending come out of it none the less. Plus the scammer has been banned from eBay, but I’m not sure that will stop that person from trying their luck again in the future.
End result, Peter ends up with his money back in his pocket in time for Christmas and him and his son get to enjoy their new computer, I’d chalk that up as a win.
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