Complaint / review text:
Seller, William Anderson in the UK advertised an automotive scan tool for sale at gumtree. After I agreed to purchase the item for AU$1050 I was sent instructions by ebay square trade on how to may payment.
They provided two payment address:
David Fetherland, 28 Church Lane, London, N2 8DT, UK & Alfred Ochila, Via Etna 2, Milano, 20144, Italy.
They requested I transfer the money to one these agents by Western Union which I did. I sent confirmation with details of the money tranfer control number to the fax number provided. Next I the seller emailed me that he checked payment progress on Western Union internet site and it had been picked up and wanting to know if I withdrew the money which I hadn't.
I have tried repeatedy to contact the seller and ebay square trade to find out what happened to the money and not getting any replies. I then search the internet for ebay square trade and found all these stories about rip offs and realised that I too had been ripped off!