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Elizabeth Uton




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Never receiving items/Buyer protection scam buy tophatter

  • by: nssherrange
  • #35957
  • Jul 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $300
I bought several hundreds of dollars in items (which I won in auctions ) on items that they didn't even have in the warehouse , but yet , were still auctioning off at $35 plus dollars a pop , and sending a Chinese scarf because they didn't really have the item I paid for (if it was a junk item it made it ) if it was a tablet / android box / or any electronic (adult device) it was sent to some one in flordia/ or any other state (but not to me , my address was where every item was to be sent to/ nowhere else) then I had the undeliverable message sent to me and item was sent back .yet the post office found no such item out for delivering nor was the tracking number at all in any system. They use buyer protection to pay back (IF they refund your money) for items they didn't have in their possession, to begin with, and how do you auction off items you do not even have??
Nonetheless if it stated delivered whather or not you got it you didn't get refunded at all !! I'm contacting international internet scams (IC3 decision for them to be shut down)
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Total, total scam

  • by: sanakhan
  • #31843
  • Apr 26, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $106
8 different transactions that I DID NOT MAKE debited on my credit card by Tophatter. Reported them to my bank's fraud team. Had to cancel my card. No real contact details for the company to be found anywhere online.


  • by: nicerguy
  • #28803
  • Mar 20, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
As both a seller and a buyer I am very aware of this site's practices.
As a seller, we can make up and inflate any retail price we so desire to falsely show the "great discount" buyers are getting.
As a buyer, I received a counterfeit US Silver dollar. Bogus Coins of value from China has flooded the world with "fakes."
I returned the coin and got my money back. I did not mention it was bogus till I got my refund. I reported the seller's name. Nothing was done. As long as the seller is a high volume seller and Tophatter makes money, they don't aggressively act. Rare coins are hard to come by. When a seller sells rare coins at a fraction n of it normal value and seller states they have plenty more this is a 'red flag' that something is wrong. Very wrong. I still see some bogus coins on Tophatter's site, but the seller has changed his name. As long as the money rolls in, Tophatter is content. "BUYER BEWARE, AS YOU ARE GETTING EITHER JUNK OR BOGUS Item."
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Merchandisenever sent

  • by: maryellen
  • #27102
  • Feb 28, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Won an auction for a watch which I paid for by credit cardand have never received.

A 300ml USB Ultrasonic Humidifier Quiet Aroma Fragrance Diffuser Machine Nebulizer Spa with Blue Led Light is not electric approx 3" big

  • by: Misscricket
  • #24292
  • Jan 27, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $27
Tophatter is an online auction site. Everything I ordered was junk. But the above took the cake. not worth the shipping of $5.00 and no way to contact them. Please tell others NOT to get hooked on the bidding because nothing is worth the money. Not even close.
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I baught a DELL C620 14.1" Intel core 2 duo 2.0GH 2Gz 80GB WIN 10

  • by: suzmor1990
  • #17515
  • Oct 24, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $80
I bid on this and won ended up paying $85.00 with shipping. When I got it home I was excited to get started 1st right off the bat I had problems with my internet the computer would not connect. I let it charge and charge and I returned and found that this computer was sharing and I had know way to connect to a private wireless network. There were no Manuel it wasn't as it was described. I've been writing to return this item and but I've gotten no responses about the item I mentioned. I've been taken for other items where the description does not match but when I go to look back the amounts of worth charge. I am reporting this because I can't stand by and listen to what people say about their hands being tied. That how they're a business and no one will believe them. So for me I want my money for these items where the description nearly describes the items.
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Elizabeth Uton
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