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    VIC Scammed in Melbourne Through Gumtree - Help?

    Hi everyone, As I said, I got scammed. I bought a laptop Gumtree and paid by cash. I came to the guy's house to pay and got a laptop with super glue on it (They're noticeable, but I thought they were specks of dust). I bought the laptop back after two hours and asked for a refund. The scammer...
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    VIC Fraudulent Seller on Ebay - What to Do?

    I purchased on Ebay a Bechstein piano from a seller in Victoria. I am in NSW. A nice picture of lovely Bechstein model 6 which should be worth $5-8000. Nobody bid on auction after which I offered $250 which was half the starting price; they accepted, I had the piano shipped. On arrival, the...
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    QLD Recovering a Bank Transfer from a Scam - Recourse?

    I sent a bank transfer for $2500.00 for a private purchase through Gumtree, and then suspecting it might be a scam, I called my bank (3hrs later). I was told the payment had already been processed (Commbank to NAB), therefore I applied for a search and recover. I also called the receivers bank...
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    QLD Gumtree Item Wasn't as Described - Recourse?

    Hi there, Last night I bought and electric guitar from Gumtree Fender stratocaster USA guitar for $850 and was advertised as made in USA. I only found out an hour later that pictures didn't line up with real USA stratocaster. I did a serial number check online and it turns out to be parts...
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    VIC Scammed on Gumtree - What to Do?

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and need some help. I'm a German backpacker and currently facing an awkward situation. I recently purchased something on Gumtree (worth $1450) and since I'm currently travelling in Melbourne and the seller lives in Bundaberg, I asked for express post to a post office...
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    QLD Credit Corp Chasing Debt I Never Had?

    Hi, So credit corp contacted me about a year ago, claiming I owed a credit card debt of around 8000 from Commonwealth Bank. I have never used this bank and have never held this account. I did the right thing and reported it to acorn and I provided credit corp will the acorn reference number...
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    QLD Continued Defamation and Abuse from Ex - What to Do?

    Nearly 3 years ago, we had a family law case. The ex who was a police officer and now works for government departments lied in many of his affidavits. The one he uses to this day is that I have schizophrenia. The lawyer did not submit my evidence stating otherwise. Overtime, all the Doctor's...
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    QLD Australian Consumer Law - Ripped Off by Facebook Seller - Refund?

    Sorry for long post, desperate for some help, please. So I had a moment of silliness, was on a Facebook Group for used designer clothing and found a second-hand designer dress I wanted. The seller asked me to direct deposit funds and I did, should have gone through Paypal I know (this was just...
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    SA Fake Facebook - Can Brother Put a Claim on Behalf of Sister?

    Hello, all I'm posting this on behalf of my friend. She is not Australian and she is not living here but her brother lives here. Someone made a fake Facebook account and using her name and photos, so can her brother or me put a claim against that person? Or will the ACORN investigate for a...
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    VIC Stalking and Harassment - What to Do?

    Hi I am not really sure whether any one can help me with my legal problem. I started being harassed and stalked back in 2006 by someone who has continued to contact people known to me behind my back. e.g friends, acquaintances, any one I talk to in the public domain one example is a hairdresser...