Reporting fraud to Wales police station

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  1. daftpunk1

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    I need to contact the police in this area,

    Margam
    Port Talbot

    Does anyone have the appropriate number?

    I bought a piece of furniture a few weeks ago and the guy is messing me about so so much. He told me that royal mail returned item for excess weight and it would have to go Parcelforce and arranged for collection.

    Was then told that it was too heavy and he would refund me. He told me on tuesday that he would either have tracking number or refund me the next day.

    Ive waited long enough and he refuses to answer my calls and texts.

    I want to give his local police station a ring so they can call out and see what exactly is going on.
     
  2. nheather

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    Hope you get you answer but I suspect that they won't want to know saying that it is a civil matter.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    That's definitely a civil matter!
     
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    101 should get you to the local control room , but , as above , they wont want to know as it is a civil matter ......
     
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    What is my best option, should I contact my bank, or the bank that the seller is with.

    Would they give me his home telephone number under the circumstances as I only have his mobile number....
     
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    Ask yourself if you would be happy if your bank gave a stranger your home telephone number ?
     
  8. daftpunk1

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    I think if I was frauding people I would deserve alot more. Cant understand how theft is a civil matter, i thought it would be a crime...
     
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    How did you pay? Was it online? If so, contact your bank and inform them that there is an unauthorised transaction on your account. Tell them that you knew of an amount to be deducted by this company but they have made a mistake. Tell them that the matter is now under dispute but the seller is refusing to return your money until a thorough investigation is launched. This is grounds for the bank / cc company to make a debit to the seller bank account and recredit your account within 1 working day. Then you can just tell the seller to go and play with himself.
     
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    I sort of agree with this. I was thinking it earlier.

    Could one of our resident police officers explain why this is a civil matter?

    Erm.. this might sound really stupid, sorry.What is meant by " a civil matter"?

    When does a civil matter become a police matter.

    If my wife beats me up and threatens to kill me in my own home, is that a civil matter?

    If she subsequently stabs me, is that apolice matter?

    I've always ben a bit confused about this.
     
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    I would say so. Contractual dispute.

    Both the criminal offence of assault. Police matter.

    Then seek compensation for injuries received. Civil matter.

    Clear as mud.
     
  12. dannius

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    As the above poster says, it's likely to be put down as a contractual dispute, therefore a civil matter, for which you should contact a solicitor. Personally however depending how you paid for the item I'd firstly contact with your bank/PayPal to report it.

    You could contact the Police, if you've got sufficient details of the seller they might be able to help. They'll probably have a resident fraud officer who could advise.

    Can you imagine the manpower required for the Police to get involved in every disputed Internet/eBay transaction?!
     
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    Yes I agree this is a breach of contract dispute if anything, so civil not criminal. It certainly is not fraud as suggested in your title. contact citizens advice for consumer advice or your local trading standard.

    By the way the national police number is 101 for non-emergencies.
     
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    Very true but the police do absolutely nothing these days. Im sure calling at this guys house just to ask a couple of questions and put him under a bit of pressure will take too much of their resources..
     
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    And you'd know?!
     
  16. Geege

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    I think you'll find society demand too much of the police resources and want them to sort out their every day life problems with unrealistic expectations.

    This is a trading dispute so suitable for trading standards to investigate, that is what they are there for.
     
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    The police are overloaded dealing with facebook harassment so wouldn't have the time to investigate why the OP's furniture hasn't arrived yet.
     
  19. dannius

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    Hahaha how true, good old Facebook!
     
  20. daftpunk1

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    Ive seen police officers about 4 times this month. All in the chinese...lol...
     
  21. Geege

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    And what's wrong with that? Are police not allowed a refs break?
     
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    He hasn't committed a crime yet ;)
     
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    Think you'll need the number of a good divorce lawyer. After the ambulance service and the local A&E.;)
     
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    He is coming back - but in the guise of Ray Winstone this time round.

    Cheers,

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    Do you really believe what you are writing or are you just going all daily mail without even thinking about it. What a ridiculous statement.
     
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    What happened that Welsh police number, its not in the thread anymore....
     
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    Cheers. Now, I remember a guy telling me he bought a tv off ebay and never received it. He sent a cheque for the tv so he had the sellers address. He rang the police and they turned up at the sellers house and the money was transferred back within days. The seller was not prosecuted as the guy said he just wanted his money back, he wasnt bothered...
     

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