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Old 02-03-2008, 02:32 AM   #651
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I now realize I need more than 10 posts to pm. I think with this post I'll hit 11, so maybe you can now????



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I just tried but it looks like you can't pm yet.
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:47 AM   #652
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Well, I'm glad to see most people are getting refunds. That seems to suggest it was a scam and she got scared and thought that refunding everyone's money would get her off the hook.

Unfortunately for her, she underestimated the organizational and supportive power of y'all Webkinz Insiders! You guys are all awesome and I'm very proud of all you've done here.

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Could someone clarify this situation a bit I would be interested in knowing of a possible scam or of a situation I should be aware of.

Being a new webkins owner and a mom of girls who love them I am always looking for deals (I tend to stick with actual stores though) But if its about a pegusus or where one may get one (as its the one pet my girls asked me for then I go on the site and its retired... why retire the cute ones?? I mean pegusus and unicorn both could be sold till infinity and kids would buy them (especially since the Barbie movie with the pegusus in it)
Very long story short:

Rudy found a website a few weeks back that had some webkinz (including retireds) at a very good price. Lots of people submitted orders, some for mega-thousands of dollars, and never got anything.

As time wore on and the website's owner, Michelle, kept promising shipments, all the while making excuses about why items weren't being sent out (culminating in the story that her sister was killed in a car accident [classic scammer's excuse, by the way]) it became apparent that something was fishy.

Thus, this thread was born, as a way to keep people informed and organized about the real story behind Michelle and the website, to keep the mods and admins up to date on whether any items had been received, refunds received, that sort of thing.

For your concerns - I'd say stay away from fishy websites. Stick to the major online retailers, or at least ones that provide reliable contact and business information, and always use a payment method that provides payment protection against fraud - you'll get this through your credit/debit card, PayPal, Google Checkout are probably the best ones.

This story is about over though, except for whatever happens to Michelle now. The website in question is no longer available. Several members here are leading the charge to make sure justice is served.

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Old 02-03-2008, 03:18 AM   #653
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Im glad i got my refunds through google.. I havent checked my bank statement yet but i know it can take some time to post? right? i dunno...but on a much better note....with the money i got back, i bought a whole bunch of webbies on ebay ( of them, i think? and i did break down and purchase a cheeky cat..lol IM soooooo dead..but it was the same amount totaling what i had ordered with that Liar-scammer...so im even. LOLOL...but unfortunately the cheeky dogs are too expensive for me but i will name my cat Marmalade.LOL Let's hope these packages show up
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:32 AM   #654
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:12 AM   #655
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What site was this? Cuz I lost some money on one... man! I cant remember the name!
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:19 AM   #656
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What site was this? Cuz I lost some money on one... man! I cant remember the name!
If its been long enough that you have forgotten, this isn't the same site. This all happened this last week.

While I know this is confusing to you all who have not been following the thread or aren't involved, we're not going into a bunch of details at this point.

Suffice it to say, please...PLEASE always make sure you have some sort of protection when ordering from an online retailer...and really...TRY to use retailers that you know are trustworthy.
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:24 PM   #657
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I sent it last Saturday, It should have got there by now.... I may call that number tomorrow and see what she says if she does not reply to my email. I get on WI some, but at first i didnt know that everyone was having a problem. I went to check the thread and it was Locked! I finally found this new one today.

If Michele did not email you, and even if she did you should see if there is a phone number on your money order receipt and call it, someone said that you can stop payment.'
Do it first thing Monday.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:01 AM   #658
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Hi everyone, for those that are involved in the above incident regardless if you are going to pursue the matter with Law Enforcement here is a link to the FTC online form for internet fraud. It takes just a couple moments to fill out.

https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.s..._ORG_CODE=PU01
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:08 AM   #659
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Ohh i get it NOW!
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:07 AM   #660
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Well, I'm glad to see most people are getting refunds. That seems to suggest it was a scam and she got scared and thought that refunding everyone's money would get her off the hook.

Unfortunately for her, she underestimated the organizational and supportive power of y'all Webkinz Insiders! You guys are all awesome and I'm very proud of all you've done here.

This story is about over though, except for whatever happens to Michelle now. The website in question is no longer available. Several members here are leading the charge to make sure justice is served.
*applause* Nicely put blueeyz!

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PLEASE always make sure you have some sort of protection when ordering from an online retailer...and really...TRY to use retailers that you know are trustworthy.
Absolutely correct. If it sounds too good to be true ... then it IS!

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If Michele did not email you, and even if she did you should see if there is a phone number on your money order receipt and call it, someone said that you can stop payment.'
Do it first thing Monday.
Excellent advice Molly!

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Hi everyone, for those that are involved in the above incident regardless if you are going to pursue the matter with Law Enforcement here is a link to the FTC online form for internet fraud. It takes just a couple moments to fill out.

https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.s..._ORG_CODE=PU01
Good idea koto! Everyone involved should definitely do this!
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