I was informed on March 20th that I would be working from home due to the current Pandemic, I thought that this would be a good time to get a spare/new laptop battery.
As all the local stores began to lock down, I had to go online. I tried two sites, but they were out of stock. Then I checked this site and they had one available.
As they accepted PayPal, I naively thought that it was legitimate UK store and all was good. They even gave their distribution centre as Portsmouth- I added said battery to Cart and checked out.
I subsequently received an email form PayPal stating that I had just payed “Guo Hongfei” 25 quid. I knew immediately that I had been scammed.
Needless to say, five weeks have passed and no battery has been received.
I have opened a dispute with PayPal, so we will see what happens.
Act in haste- repent at leisure. I should have went and checked their reviews (which I normally do), however I was in a rush and I was reassured by their acceptance of PayPal. I presumed that PayPal would not associate themselves with these people - especially as they most certainly are receiving disputes about them regularly.
Under no circumstances should anyone buy from these Charlatans- it is a straightforward Chinese knock off scam. You will either not receive your goods or you will be sent something ludicrous like a sock.
They will then claim it as an error and ask for it to be sent back to China by courier. This will be enormously expensive. This is the scam, you can’t afford to send it back and PayPal and or your bank may decline a refund or chargeback.