I paid £188 for the laptop but have paid more money in taking out a small claims request and incurred other costs because of this
Well thank you for that reply and i've heard that there may be elements of what you say that is right. I find it incredible that parents can use the name of their child to buy and sell goods online because they know they can escape prosecution. How can the law not favour those who have been conned?Itr is clear that the parents have done so in this case as they had text dialogue with me indicating that whoever sent the messages to me was indeed 'Katie', so they deliberately tried to deceive me knew what they were doing. Are you suggesting therefore that there is no reason for me to pursue this legally, as in answer to your points;
1) I went and obtained a copy of a birth certificate proving that 'Katie' is indeed a 12 yr old goal at the address stated from which the goods were sent;
2) Katie is indeed a real person and it is clear that either or both of the parents have used her name fraudulently, particularly as I have evidence and proof that payment by PayPal went directly into the account of her father;
3)What exactly is a personal guarantee? It is clear beyond reasonable doubt based on the clear evidence and proof in writing that i have that the parents clearly knew and participate in deception. I have records of a text conversation over the period of three days from one of them and a phone number. Even if they discard the sim card it is clear eveidence. I have a PayPal record of the transaction showing payment to the father of Katie, and i have the sale record and advertisement as posted on EBay showing that the item for sale was clearly advetised as in ood condition, in sound working order and put up for sale by a 'Katie'. That is clear fraud and deception, surely a judge must look at the clear evidence and be of the opinion that everyone else is that this is fraud?
Via the money claims online procedure, is it possible for me to name both parents in my claim or just the father, as he is the one that has received the money via his PayPal account and the mothe can claim she had no knowledge of it? Or as a precaution should i name they both as they are both legal parents/guardians of the child?
If this is unsuccessful then i'm sure i will pursue a fraud complaint with the police, but only if i am satisfied with the information that you have provided and it has been verified via the CAB