Mercari Scams

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Scammed Merc sale

  • by: Pinkgeekin
  • #51508
  • Oct 10, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $202$
set on mercari and the buyer get return the buyer returned me a Walmart hoodie instead of my Victoria Secret pink outfits I reached out to Mercari and asked for help I also had her page banned the girl that stole from me . well she got banned but the next morning Made a new account. Next day I me a 5 star seller was banned and they said that I had another account before and was suspended before they didn't ask to prove identity either! I have never been there they suspended me and my bank is not linked there for my money is stuck and will go to them this application needs investigated big time the sellers are not safe at all and they also get a percentage they get a 10% of whatever you sell but they are nowhere to be found when you need help why are they getting paid if once you ship the item it is no longer in their hands they should not be allowed to keep a percentage at all as you can't even get to customer service care!!! They don't speak English .. if they're going to get paid off of what you sell why would they ban you when they ban you they also send you a message making you sound like a criminal and never letting you sign back in again and if you do they can hold whatever funds is there it's written in the fine print beware! It's a app. We install on OUR phones we pay for. But can be banned? They need to bann thieves and scammers not 5 star seller like me.

i have been scames by mercari

  • by: garys12
  • #47316
  • May 3, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $40.00
sold one item and after i shipped the item to the buyer they deleted my account, that way they collected the money from the buyer and kept it, tried to get my money back they said they need to verify my account i sent to them my info including my drivers lic that was not good enough they also wanted my SSN ,WHICH I REFURED TO SEND
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Mercari iPhone scam

  • by: Nick6596
  • #47069
  • Apr 21, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $350
I went on Mercari And found an iPhone 7+ 256gb for 350. When I went to buy it, I had to text them so they wouldn’t have to pay Mercari extra fees or some baloney like that. I had to download Zelle and transfer it. It was giving me trouble transferring so this scammer (on Zelle it said this persons name was Natasha Williams) gave me like 2 phone numbers and 2 emails and after the money part was done they said they were going to send me a tracking label in an hour. They stopped responding to my text messages and now I’m scared. I don’t know what to do and I need help.
Names reported:
Natasha Williams
Phones reported:
513-487-9066, 513-616-4085
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]

Mercari Scam

  • by: lexiwyatt
  • #45042
  • Jan 26, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $320
Saw an iPhone 7 Plus for sale on mercari for 128 gb. Messaged seller and received a message back within seconds to text their number to complete the transaction. Had to pay with zelle. Man or woman had deleted the mercai profile and later did not respond to my messages after the transaction went through. Report to police if buyer attemps to sell to you. will steal your money
Phones reported:
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Scammed me as if the transaction wasnt going through

  • by: Atiya10
  • #44851
  • Jan 19, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $315
Scammed me as if the transaction wasn't going through
Names reported:
Seneca English
Phones reported:
513-972-7399, 513-427-2495
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Ripped off by Mercari

  • by: NBK
  • #44715
  • Jan 14, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $2800
Mercari allowed my listings for items with "TRUE" value of $1400, I had 2 listed. Both sold, as soon as transaction was complete Mercari banned buyers account and my account. Mercari stole $2800 from me!
"Suspicious" payment activity" How can getting paid for a sold and shipped item be "suspicious". Just a reason to suspend account and steal a sellers money.

Mercari took my Ssi number (insecurely), Mercari approved my listing, Mercari approved the buyer, Mercari approved the sale, Mercari sent me shipping labels? Mercari asked me for receipts for my products which I produced paid in full! But no payment to me?

I have done a lot of internet research, MERCARI has complaints, petitions and consumer affairs complaints againts them in the thousands. They have illegal tactics like asking for your Social Security number, they keep buyer and sellers money with no explanation.

This is illegal. No one has the right to keep your money it must be given back.

I urge anyone that has had a problem with MERCARI to contact federal trade commission (you will get to talk to a real person at the FTC within 3 to 5 minutes of waiting on hold) (unlike MERCARI--who never answers the phone or an email) and Internet (IC3.ORG)

The more people that file complaints the faster you will get your money back. Federal trade commission will get your money back.

Contact the IRS, who will be getting a 1099K on all the "KEPT" funds? Will Mercari pay taxes on all the Monies stolen from sellers?
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