all right ladies...it took me a lot of courage to do this but i thought it was time for me to post this recent nightmare i found myself in. i actually had vlad if it was okay to post this thread and got the go :okay:. i want to share this traumatic experience with you all so that it never ever happens to anyone here... I am a member of thefashionspot.com, i met this girl whose sn was exoticarbcuen she and i seemed to have a lot in common, both like CL shoes, chanel and bbags. i was genuinely happy with finding a 'friend' that was also from California. she told me she had gone to berkeley for undergrad and that she was in columbia law school, where she transfered to from berkeley law school but that she was in a study abroad program in Argentina. Well, we soon exchanged phone numbers and would share information about our obsessions via text, I never had one single phone conversation with her though I did call her when the Nordstrom sale started to ask if she wanted me to hold a pair of sale CLs but she didn't pick up because she 'was in class'. i really didn't think much of it. so one day she tells me she's going to sell the bag i've been wanting- a purple lambskin chanel jumbo. i quickly told her i wanted it and she sent me pictures. she asked for $2811 and i paid immediately. so she said that the bag was supposedly with her sister in sacramento and that her sister was going to mail it. i waited 2 weeks until she said her 'stupid sister' didn't send it out but that she would since she just got back to california from argentina. hope i didn't lose you yet.. someone posted a pic of a violet chanel jumbo on here and i commmented saying i was getting it. lo and behold, i get PMs from gals asking me how and where...a big big thank you to the lovely TPFer who warned me. Hinna had apparently scammed other TPF gals as well as LVLU and perhaps another forum.. sadly it was too late by then..i had already issued the payment. $2100 with my credit card and the rest with money i had in paypal. so i decided to reject the shipment and sent it back to her. i emailed her that day telling her i was in total shock of everything i found out about her...she blatanly denied everything. there are threads on her at the marketplace but not all of us have access to them she said that everyone who talked badly of her were united and that they had nothing better to do...i have a transcript of every text msg we exchanged because i used my email on my blackberry and its backed up on my email server. i told her everything i'd done was to protect myself and that i wanted my money back. i didn't want the bag considering it might have been a fake but even if it was real, i did not want a bag from a scammer. i was told that some TPFers filed police reports against her...so i did, too. i also called my credit card company and that's when i got results from paypal. i was literally harrasing hinna every day for her to refund me and she kept saying that she would call them or write them that day...time after time after time... so my credit card company got the $2100. now i'm missing the $700. paypal says they will not be able to do anything because the claim was for a chargeback of $2100. i was like what about the rest?! they said they can't reopen the claim. i told them i was extremely disappointed in their services and that i would never use them again. i plan on writing a letter to complain. on another note, i will go contacting my city's detective today whom i had already spoken to about this case to file the report with her. the police report i'd filed was from sacramento police department. i also spoke to my family attorney and she said she will pursue her for me. i told her i'd email hinna and give her one last warning. if she does not repond by the end of the day, i will do whatever it takes to stop her from getting her license with the bar. i have a friend at columbia law school who is going to look her up for me. this entire situation has been a total nightmare. but i am not going to sit with my arms crossed and let her think she's getting away with it. in addition to my attorney calling her tomorrow, we are filing a small claims dispute.