Hi, it is a long story. I was recently in a dispute with a seller about a laptop , i received that was not as described. I paid via Paypal and ten opened a case.
This was close to 9 months ago the laptop was purchased via ebay.
I am resident in Germany and the seller is in the UK.
The seller was being really difficult. I tried to return it to him and the delivery was refused on two occasions. I then had the parcel redirected back to my self. I tried to contact him but he would not answer. Consequently i also received a Refund for the full amount. The seller has never contacted me directly to have the laptop returned. He started a claim in the UK on the delivery address in county court and won and I have since paid him the costs as I do not live in the UK, I was not able to attend the hearing and I never though this would be awarded to the seller, and now I do not know what else I can do since this is an unbelievable situation. I also have several mortgages in the UK and I do not want my credit rating impacted this is why i also paid him.
He claims that I have never contacted him and that I have committed theft/fraud because I re directed the parcel.
He now wants the police to investigate me for fraud, what is the likelihood of this?
Hi Alex did pay within a month, he was claiming fraud because I redirected the parcel.
yes he is stating that the judge had said that this should be referred to the police for criminal intent.
i am not sure if he just trying to scare me
i did not go.
it would have cost me more than the claim
in lost earnings
based on that this can then go to the police?
why do you say that please can you quantify
so the police in the UK will not involve them selves?
also I do make sure that the seller informs the court that I have paid in full as I understand that if he does not then the CCJ is registered on my credit file.
I paid via BACS transfer and I have an email from him confirming the bank details. So will a bank statement be enough?
Is there anything I can do? I now have a laptop that is not as described? it all does not seem fair.
i would rather you were honest, I just want to know the reality from your experience
is the reason that you are certain that the police will not investigate this matter due to this dispute being purely civil?
OK thanks for bearing with me, I just needed to be sure and to put my mind to rest.