Some tips on what to do if you think you have been ripped off by another member: (came across this elsewhere)
1. Always ship with insurance and tracking #'s. If shipping expensive items, ship with delivery confirmation.
2. Always ask for a real name, phone number, and home address, especially when trading with someone who is unknown or has no feedback.
3. Always do research on a member if you are unsure of his/her credibility.
4. If you do not receive the goods/money right away, email the other trader, and request action.
5. If said trader does not respond in two working days, email again. Be patient.
6. Please do not jump to conclusions until a reasonable amount of time has passed. If two weeks pass and no response is given, then a sure bet is that something is wrong.
7. Do not make decisions while you are upset. Only post or email us after you have calmed down. This is most important. Making decisions while enraged will not help your cause; it can only hurt it.
8. Do not post derogatory remarks about said trader. Instead, post your situation in a calm and friendly manner. Flaming will only raise tempers, hurting your chance of getting your goods or money back.
9. Ask if anyone else has had trouble with said trader. It is always good to know as much as possible when trading with someone, especially if you think you got ripped by that person.
10. If said trader does not rectify situation, and action is requred, post a negative feedback for said trader.
11. If said trader does not rectify situation, and action is required, post a thread stating "Do not trade with this person." In this forum. If said trader straightens out the mess he/she has created, and everyone who is involved is satisfied, we will delete and/or retract the statement.
12. Please use common sense when trading. This is the number one reason why people get scammed. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. If the seller only wants a Money order and is sketchy about things, chances are, you shouldn't go through with it.
13. When emailing a buyer or seller, be sure to include the name of the forum where the transaction occured in the topic or message and, if appropriate, your Honda-Acura.net ID and/or email address that you use.
14. You can file complaints about Internet fraud directly with the FBI at their Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFFC).
Last but not least............
Be nice and courteous, Nobody likes to be spoken to in a RUDE manner.
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