on 10-12-2012 02:10 PM
Contact the fraud department in your bank about this.
Generally scammers who use bank transfer clear out the account as soon as they pick up the money, but there may be some way to trace them.
Also contact law enforcement.
And the chances of getting your money back in 6 months are nil.
The sooner you take steps yourself, the better your very slim chances of recorering money will be,
on 10-12-2012 01:41 PM
I'm so sorry that you have been scammed.
when did you pay ?
How did you pay ?
If by Western Union cash transfer, there is no way to get your money back unless you can stop the payment before it is picked up.
on 10-12-2012 02:12 PM
okay...you are in australia, and it seems that your purchase is from a seller in the uk.
moneygrams/wire transfers may or may not be acceptable in your country.
you need to log in to the au site and ask there.
on 10-12-2012 01:42 PM
EBay does have a Safe Harbor, but it concerns only purchases made on the eBay site. If you got an email telling you to send money via Western Union or MoneyGram you are $16,000 poorer. You were corresponding with a professional thief. Can you tell us a bit more detail?
on 10-12-2012 01:57 PM
Was sent we mail from seller saying that ebay Uk would be in contact for payment to be made. Made payment into what I thought was eBay account then was told my seller that payment received and would be contacted with shipment details. Then told extra item was sent and had to pay another $8500. Which I didn't do. Told if payment not made order be cancelled and money be returned within six months. Can only hope this is true.