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  • Nathan created a post,

    I have wasted my time filling the form 3 times, as soon as I hit "post", the form resets blank. Please do not waste people’s time.

  • Nathan commented,

    Please read the whole thread. Neither WISE, NZ banks or police could help(at least WISE actually replied in person, unlike automated responses from two NZ banks).   

  • Nathan commented,

    I discovered a scam 4 hours after I transferred the money, only because, as I said in the first post, the seller asked some additional personal info which they really did not need. Called ASB immediately, money's already gone. Weekend or not, they must have their fraud team working, but you transferred money VOLUNTARY, so this is not on the bank, but on TM for not spotting it. They suggested to go to the police and I did lodge a claim and got a case number, please consider doing this just so that you would go through the motions. Depending on where you are based, maybe lodging a joint claim...

  • Nathan commented,

    Forgot to say, I am also with ASB and they were useless, only said that since *I* transferred the money it’s not their problem.

  • Nathan commented,

    I am telling you now that TM will be of no help. Despite me having a WISE account, WISE people couldn’t help too. I have been scammed again the same way, but paid by PING. It took TM nearly 3 months to refund, they sent numerous automated messages which showed to me no one was reading my messages. I also did not received any newsletters warning about scams on the rise. Do not waste your time and go to small claims now. Please let us know how it went. In my case it was $300, but after several months of inaction, I will probably do the same.

  • Nathan commented,

    Yes, the account should be in credit in order to list. The scammer account’s been disabled by TM, if there was any money on it, I am unsure who it went to. Certainly not to me.

  • Nathan commented,

    Here is a thought. TM received $22.12 commission (from $280) trade. It was deducted off trader's account after I made a purchase, even before I paid. Effectively, they were paid for facilitating the fraud on their platform. Would be good if they refunded this to me, at least.

  • Nathan commented,

    Glad that you avoided losing your money, David. I think AV should be a must(even then you can get burned, but at least TM would provide that). I just got a reply from WISE which contradicts what scammer said. Unfortunately, not much hope from either side: "Unfortunately we have no confirmation that this money can be refunded. Your transfer has been sent out from our side, so the money has already gone through, and for this reason, we can’t guarantee you’ll get it back." What I learnt from this-BE SUSPICIOUS if the seller gives you WISE account for payment. If they do-pay out of your WISE ac...

  • Nathan commented,

    and another one from the scamer (the last one as I sent it to spam, it's too hilarious)  "When the Wise account was closed, I wrote to them and they assured me that all withheld payments would be refunded. Secondly, the information that was requested from you is part of verifying your payment to Wise Bank, and you can verify this by writing to them and they will confirm it for you. They ask for full name and date of purchase on some transactions in order to verify the order before I receive the money  I will reconfirm that I am not a thief, and I only want to sell my product. "

  • Nathan commented,

    This is the most hilarious fraud, as the scammer keeps emailing me back!  here is the latest(after they told me that they refunded the money yesterday, and nothing came through of course):  "My account was closed due to your payment and I cannot log in to the account to refund the money to you. I am not a thief. If you make the payment correctly, I will ship your product.  When an account is closed on Wise, the funds suspended on it are recovered within two to three days.  I use their bank for online buying and selling services Finally, do not accuse me of fraud as long as I did not receive...