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swiftyisNOTevil writes, "I have recently become obsessed with the BBC Three show 'The Real Hustle' - personally, I think of it as a 'How To' show for aspiring con artists."

Have you carried out a successful con? Perhaps you hustled a few quid off a stranger, or defrauded a multi-national company. Or have you been taken for the wide-eyed, naive rube that you are?

(, Thu 18 Oct 2007, 13:02)
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A few more eBay tidbits...
Alright folks. I know you'll call me a cunt and all, but maybe this will help you avoid some scams in the future. After all, if I ripped any of you lovely people off I might just feel a little bad...

Paypal - It's fucking retarded. Deadset retarded. The system itself is infinitely useful but their 'security and investigations' are even more lax than eBay.
If there's a dispute, they'll do one of two things.
If the seller can provide proof of postage, they'll side with them. Doesn't matter what the nature of the dispute is, even if it's the item arrived broken or what not. If you can prove you sent it and just claim it was as described, you're in the clear. They leave item-description related disputes up to eBay.

Conversely if you CANNOT provide proof of postage, they side with the seller. No ifs, buts or maybes whatsoever.
More importantly, once they've chosen a side they'll either instruct eBay to remove any negative feedback the buyer has left, or Automatically reverse the transaction if siding with the buyer.

So, if you're a buyer and you've bought something quite nice and paid through paypal, SPECIFICALLY MAKE SURE you don't get registered/insured/tracked posted. Then a week or so after your good has arrived, send some nasty emails to the seller asking for a refund or proof of postage. When they refuse, chances are they don't have proof. File a dispute with Paypal, and when the seller can't prove they've sent anything voila money's back in your account.

Now, when you're a seller...
Send them an item. Not THE item. An item. Of approximate weight. Get the item registered, so you get a detailed reciept detailing weight, when it was sent, and when it arrived and was signed for.
Sure the buyer might file a dispute with paypal after you ignore their whinging emails, but when asked to provide proof you've got a very detailed reciept. Chump-buyer will claim you mailed them a brick or a dead rabbit or something sure, but Paypal does not want to know about it

Basically, if you're a buyer paying through paypal, demand registered post. It's a must or you're asking for trouble. Then, videotape yourself opening the parcel if it's something worth scamming someone for.

If you're a seller, just make registered postage a part of the deal. Even if you need to jack the price a little.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:29, 13 replies)
what makes you think anyone needs these instructions. It's obvious even to the most monging person how to go about scamming people using eBay or Paypal - it's hardly challenging, is it? The QOTW is designed to elicit *funny* responses. If you don't have anything amusing to post, then you shouldn't bother, especially not with posts telling people in pointless detail how to go about doing the bloody obvious, should they be cuntish/dishonest enough to want to do so.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:35, closed)
Swing and a miss.
Roughly 30% of the replies to QOTW are amusing. The rest serve some other purpose, so don't give me that tripe.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:38, closed)
I'll email you a brick!
Or why not get them to text you the cash next time ;o)
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:42, closed)
Thanks, I missed that.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:45, closed)
Well, I'll give you credit for not shutting up - looks like you genuinely enjoy getting flamed.

With that in mind, let me say that I think you are obviously an intelligent and brave young...no, sorry, I couldn't keep a straight face. You are still a fuckwit.

And tell your mum she overcharged me last night - it's usually £20 for a blowjob, not £30. I can see where you get it from...
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 14:53, closed)
Is there any reason I can't be all three?

and no, she didn't con you, she just put the prices up recently. I guess it dawned on her people desperate enough to pay for it don't mind what the figure is.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 15:04, closed)
"Paypal - It's fucking retarded. Deadset retarded. "
Smell your own then, can you?

You claim that this serves some kind of purpose other than painting you to be a massive slide of shit.

You're yet another person defiling this QOTW by mistakenly believing that the world owes you a fucking favour. It doesn't. If you buy an item from someone, you pay for it. If you receive it, say you received it. Conversely, if you sell something, make sure you deliver the product. Deliver it on time, and as described.

I, for one, can't help but feel that you are amongst the highest order of shit sniffing, no brained arse monkey who thinks that they've attained the level of gentleman thief just because they've pulled a couple of cheap, sneaky, pathetic little stunts.

I politely request that you take yourself, and fuck off - far, far away.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 15:25, closed)
I still don't get it
Some scams have verve and panache and get one up on someone who deserves it. Some are just pusillanimous.

Your advice may all be true, and you may get away with it. Fine. People get away with all kinds of things. Nevertheless, some of those things - and this group includes your stunts - are simply infra dig., and there's no need to say anything more about them. (Need to look up that elegant little phrase? Off you go, then.) To this extent, parading them around in a forum like this is something that no minimally decent person would do - not out of concern for the victim (though, God knows, that's relevant) - but out of a care for themselves.

What you're doing at the moment is something like showing off about your unusually low reading-age and expecting credit for it.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 15:31, closed)
30% of replies to QOTW are amusing, may be true
But it seems 100% of yours are full to the brim with watered down shite. 'kin hell, I can't imagine you could con yourself out of a wet, paper bag.

Stop living in your fantasy, crime ridden dream world, and get back to slowly wanking in your mums basement, whilst crying about your lonely existence. Think yourself a fuckin Al Capone of ebay, Ha! You cunt
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 16:52, closed)
Utter drivel
Learn what difference there is between non reciept of item and SNAD (Significantly Not As Described)then I might be impressed
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 18:25, closed)
assholes like you
I bought a left hand fairing for my bike after it fell into a gutter (oops) off of ebay in aussie for $170.00.

All of a sudden this complete fucking tosspot doesn't send it, no email, nothing. he puts a note on his profile "oh me mums died". that doesn't fucking give you the right to take $200.00 and ignore me and close down your account after having it open for 2 years and never receiving any negative feedback. My fairing is still smashed, i'm in another country studying, and someone kindly offered to buy my bike for 4 when it's worth 6 all because of this thieving wanker.

My complaint with ebay went unanswered as well.

If you do actually con people Leyxia, you're a really awful person, don't even think about the effect it has on others.

I hope that guys mother did actually die as well. And like left him a lifetime of debt.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 22:54, closed)
ED type stuff...
often doesn't go down well round here, it really isn't worth trying.
(, Thu 25 Oct 2007, 4:05, closed)
You're a

i hope that your real address is on there and a disgruntled customer comes round and skullfucks you
(, Thu 25 Oct 2007, 10:14, closed)

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