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Important Information About Trading/Buying on DenDen.

Postby Mama Dee » 19 Mar 2008, 18:28

Hi guys, We've got an important message to everyone one on Denden so we'd really appreciate it if you spare a few minutes to read it. ;)

Most of you will be aware that a while ago a number of people here on Denden, and on other boards such as the official Melanie C forum, were ripped off by AnnA (and her aliases) - she claimed to have a wide range of Spice Girls related items and was willing to exchange/sell them to other members. As it turned out, people were sending her their CD's etc, but she didn't return anything to them. It amounted to theft and a lot of people were left disappointed!

Looking through Denden the last couple of days, it's clear that some people haven't learnt the lessons from the whole AnnA-episode! So I think its a good idea to make sure that everyone is aware of the dangers of buying/exchanging their goods with other people...

A lot of people are willing to exchange their Spice memorabilia, which is great and most of the time it happens without a problem, but it is open to abuse by people who want to rip you off. So if you are thinking of exchanging or buying items off people online, then please bare the following in mind:

> Never ever give out your bank or credit card details to ANYONE, no matter how well you think you know them. Credit card fraud is one of the biggest causes of internet related crime, and the rate at which it is increasing is staggering.
It is only safe to use your credit card on legitimate online shops such as Amazon and Ebay; if any other sites that are not well known ask for your details then make sure that they have a secure, recognisable payment method such as Paypal. If in these circumstances your still unsure - never give your details out, you could regret it later.

> If you are going to exchange your items, for example Spice Girls CD's, them make sure the person you are swapping with is reliable.
It is quite frankly, foolish beyond words to exchange with someone who no-one has ever heard of and has only a small handful of posts! Make sure that the person has a good history of keeping their promises and returning items when they said they will. If you don't, then you are leaving yourself wide open to being ripped off - so its your responsibility to make sure the people you are dealing with is reliable. Denden cannot take any responsibility if you are left disappointed and out of pocket.

> Most importantly, please bare in mind that there are people who use the internet to prey on young children and gain their confidence. There have been incidents in the past, and I'm certain it will happen again, that paedophiles have gained the trust of children by pretending to be someone else and pretending to be their friend. So bare this in mind before you give anyone your address or personal information. Its for your own safety - you don't always know that the person your exchanging with is who they say they are! If you are under 16years old, always get permission from your parents/guardians before you give anyone your address.

> It is advisable not to send money through the post; it can get lost and it is very easy for the other person to claim that they haven't received the money, when in fact they have. This can also apply to anything you send through the mail so make sure that you are satisfied that the person you are dealing with is reliable! The same applies for money sent through Western Union - the money is paid out in cash and can not be refunded when the trade goes wrong, so it'd advisable to use a system like PayPal, even if it costs a bit extra, but at least your money is not gone forever.

Most of the time exchanging goes off without a problem, but it is very easy for someone to abuse the system.
But, you've got to remember if you're wanting to buy from a member on here, you've got to do your research and if you ever have any doubts, DON'T go ahead with it, because we can't protect you.
Personally I do advise not buying from people on here unless you're completely sure. There's been so many 'good' exchanges made on DenDen it'd be a terrible shame to remove the feature, but there are people on here who are willing to exploit good fans, so just be extra careful. Just because they're a member on here, it doesn't mean they're going to be a legitimate trader


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Postby AKMelnick » 19 Mar 2008, 18:37

Man... "AnnA" gives my name a bad reputation. =(
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Postby Andres » 19 Mar 2008, 18:40

thanx for the info!, the paedophile part was a bit scary, were there any in here???????????????
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Postby zepol » 19 Mar 2008, 18:40

Thanks Mama Dee! People really suck. I don’t know how anyone could purposefully and consciously take advantage of other people. Makes me angry! :@
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Postby Judes » 19 Mar 2008, 18:41

thanks for caring guys :)
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Postby FiaSpice » 19 Mar 2008, 18:44

I remember a 50-somthing year old man wanted to make a complete list (I think with adresses) of Melanie C's fan. That was a bit weird.
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Postby Patrick » 19 Mar 2008, 18:56

Yay, thnx for the message!
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Postby ivana_sw » 19 Mar 2008, 19:10

FiaSpice wrote:I remember a 50-somthing year old man wanted to make a complete list (I think with adresses) of Melanie C's fan. That was a bit weird.


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Postby inked_boy » 19 Mar 2008, 19:16

Thanks, always a good reminder!
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Postby Anthony » 19 Mar 2008, 20:07

I caught a credit card fraudster in work once :D

Nobody thanked me :(

I felt like a detective though it was ace!
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Postby Mama Dee » 19 Mar 2008, 20:10

^^^^at Toys R Us we used to get £50 for every one we caught :p
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Postby Hungy » 19 Mar 2008, 20:17

OT but this reminds me that in New York, an old man looked at me and said "you're angie from CAlgary" and then looked at my friend brandon and said "you're flurry from Calgary"!!!

?????
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Postby JubileeRoad » 19 Mar 2008, 20:49

Mama Dee wrote:^^^^at Toys R Us we used to get £50 for every one we caught :p


thats hot, in my job we get a pat on the back.
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Postby Falcon » 19 Mar 2008, 21:22

good advice Dee, you can never be too protected. I shudder at the thought of pedophiles, with threads such as the pic of yourself which is great but can be abused by these sick people.
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Postby WaWaWeeWa » 19 Mar 2008, 21:35

THANKS.but there are still some very very naive people ..
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Postby Patrick » 19 Mar 2008, 22:02

Phedofilles, huh..
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Postby [ben] » 20 Mar 2008, 00:32

andresperoni wrote:thanx for the info!, the paedophile part was a bit scary, were there any in here???????????????


eeek...think this is an important question to hear the answer to..
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Postby ivana_sw » 20 Mar 2008, 02:31

Hungy wrote:OT but this reminds me that in New York, an old man looked at me and said "you're angie from CAlgary" and then looked at my friend brandon and said "you're flurry from Calgary"!!!

?????


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Postby Dom » 20 Mar 2008, 03:23

Thanks for caring :)
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Postby Judes » 20 Mar 2008, 03:58

Hungy wrote:OT but this reminds me that in New York, an old man looked at me and said "you're angie from CAlgary" and then looked at my friend brandon and said "you're flurry from Calgary"!!!

?????


I'm not a old man :(
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Postby AKMelnick » 20 Mar 2008, 04:27

Judes wrote:
Hungy wrote:OT but this reminds me that in New York, an old man looked at me and said "you're angie from CAlgary" and then looked at my friend brandon and said "you're flurry from Calgary"!!!

?????


I'm not a old man :(



Me either. And I seem to remeber saying something similar to that... :lovers:
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Postby Suricata_argentina » 20 Mar 2008, 04:46

Thanks for the advice :)
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Postby Rimmers » 20 Mar 2008, 04:52

Wow, talk about a blast from the past! It must have been four or five years ago that I wrote that...

What's happened for the subject to be brought up again now?
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Postby Brandamn » 20 Mar 2008, 04:55

Hungy wrote:OT but this reminds me that in New York, an old man looked at me and said "you're angie from CAlgary" and then looked at my friend brandon and said "you're flurry from Calgary"!!!

?????


Yeah, that dude was creepy. Then he started rattling off these facts about Calgary and how he listens to Calgary radio stations, but he's from some place in America. He was from the MC.net boards, but he only had like 3 posts, so he was still... EEP.



Oh, and back to topic, before making any transactions online (trading, exchanging addresses, buying, etc.) I recommend you have a webcam chat session with them first (and NO, not the dirty Adam variety, lol!). That way, if the person tells you their name is Lesley, the 19 year old college student from Wichita, Kansas, you can see that it's not actually Ron, the 56 year old clepto-pedophile fresh out of the pen after 10 years.
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Postby fafafab » 20 Mar 2008, 07:34

is it hapening again? who's trying to rip us off?
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