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Complaint Review: Vobis -

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  • Reported By: Susan — San Diego California United States
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Vobis Vobis.pl Vobis ooffered a "representative" job to me, which turned out to be a way to bilk me of thousands of dollars.

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Vobis claims they are based in Poland, just like Ventrada, which has a report up on Ripoff Report. Same m.o., which is the following: After responding to a Craigslist ad for an editing gig, they sent me letters that needed correcting, for which they would pay me $10 per kilobyte.

After a couple of weeks, they offered me a job as a representative for their company on eBay. The sale would be funnelled through my PayPal account. They said this was because foreign cocerns could not sell in the U.S.  The first sale was for a huge lathe machine, which cost $7000. This money was put into my PayPal account. But it had a HOLD on the funds from eBay. 

I was told by Vobis Support that the hold would soon be lifted, once the item had been delivered.  UPS apparently shipped it, registering the tracking number and details on my PayPal page. I contacted UPS, which told me the item had been shipped to an address that turned out to be my address; weight 3.3 pounds.  I NEVER received anything, let alone a huge lathe machine.

Vobis assured me the money would soon be available to transfer to my bank.  I also called PayPal, who told me to call eBay. I reported this to Vobis. Within hours the money on hold in my PayPal showed it had been "refunded to the buyer."  As I was to take the money from the sale, tramsfer ot tp my bank, then get the cash -- less a 5% commission and the money they owed me for editing their bogus letters ($180) -- take the cash to the UPS store and ship it to Vobis' U.S. bitcoin agent. 

I had previously researched Vobis, finding nothing, so searched "money laundering scams." Ventrada came up on Ripoff Report. The description was identical to my experience with one difference: one report was from a woman who had been "hired," who did their bidding, transferring and shipping the money, only to have the withdrawn funds charged back to her.  She was then in debt to PayPal for over $5000. 

Two days later I received an email from PayPal stating that a new sale was up on my page, this one for $6000+.  I finally was able to get a live agent at PayPal, who helped me refund the money to whoever (fake buyer) and to close my account.  No surprise, I have not heard anything further from Vobis. The horrible part is that there seems to be nothing PayPal can do to stop this kind of scam operation.  Furthermore, UPS doesn't seem to care one way or another is they actually shipped an item or not.  eBay is unreachable.  

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