How do I recover green dot MoneyPak funds that were fradulently aquired by an on-line company?
first you must tell us what happen, for the money pack to be used. Do you work
at a convience store, cvs or Rite Aid?. It all depends on the current sistiiution
I don't have an answer but I do have a possible problem. I ordered a Lap top from
http://xpsuperstore.com/ On January 15, 2009. They promissed 7 day delivery. Still no Lap Top and now I would like to check Green Dot to see if the cash has been removed from my card. But I cannot locate where Green Dot will tell me what my balance is.
I just got scammed. I hope you didn't give them your activation number. IF you did. You're like me. say good-bye to your hard-earned cash. Sorry =(
If you used a Green Dot prepaid card, gave them the number on the card after you purchased it... and no response since... then you have been scammed just as I was... for $200 when attempting to purchase a digital camera thru a bogus website supposedly out of Texas. I sent scanned copies of everything to Green Dot. After a bit they told me the money was now in the account of someone in California. I said HOW do I recover my money acquired fraudulently? They told me to go to my local police dept. and file a report. I asked HOW do I file a complaint when I have NO NAME, No legitimate address... etc.?? They just said filing a complaint against the "supposed" company from which I ordered would help them prosecute other scammers in the future. Well, needless to say I was not going to give my local police department a good laugh out loud! No one to File the complaint against... instead of being in Texas, they were in Cal. Green Dot was NO help. SO .. basically I got skruD. My bank even helped me FAX copies of all my information to Green Dot. All I could get out of them is that the perp is in California. Yahoo got the site off the Internet... but did Nothing to help me get reimbursed even though this "seller" claimed to be a Yahoo Merchant. Don't be fooled... they can copy the .gif and pretend to be a Yahoo merchant. They really were not as Yahoo could not even pin them down. So I lost $200 and learned a lesson. Never buy on the Internet unless you use an "insured" Visa Credit or Debit card and use a trusted site you have purchased from before... like amazon. Otherwise go buy your electronics at a local store as I did after this. I had to go to a cheaper model having lost my money.
I don't feel so DOWN as I did after I learned a good friend of mine lost $18,000.00 on an engraving machine on E-bay. Someone scammed him big time! So I just say be very very careful about whomever you deal with. I have to take this as a hard lesson learned. And I also learned to check out the "sellers" on scammer websites. Mine showed up quickly after I asked about it. One can never be too careful these days with $$ considering how bad the economy is. Even a friend will steal from a friend. Sorry to hear of your misfortune.
At least you know you got scam...I just bought $500.00 preload moneypak in the afternoon and the money was stolen out of this card right before I got to use it. Called Green Dot and they told me to file a police report and when a subpoena is served, they will look into it. They will not take my claim of stolen or even investigate any further. So, I learned my lesson for not to use any kind of prepaid card.
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