I know we talked about this elsewhere, but I'd just like to thank you for sharing your experience with the community. : )
thanks hun I am just hoping it helps us stay a bit ahead of the people who try and take advantage of us
Yep it happened to us. Amazon didn't know what happened but I hope nobody actually gives up the good lol. Good point though, everyone needs to know.
That is some excellent information, very educational and helpful.
Yes, thank you so very much for sharing that with all of us!
I'm guessing this is common. A guy tried to trick Me like that once on Streamate. I refused to give him a show since I never received a notification from Amazon. It's disgusting that these broke losers are willing to say and do anything to get something for nothing.
ya that is the crappy part with the wishlist Candy, you dont actually get a notification email when someone buys something for you. They are going to try and work on this
Ya i got scammed that exact same way...now i refuse to use my wishlist...i only accept tokens now for that reason but good idea to post it for others to not get burned like i did
They can revoke the payment even after you apply the gift card code to your account. Make sure to not only apply the code to your account but use it as soon as you can! I hope to phase out using this as a payment method altogether. I feel it inspires frivolous spending on my part since it doesn't feel like real money and it takes a lot of self-discipline to only use it for household goods. Plus most of those items I can get for cheaper at Walmart, so I'd much rather have the payment be in my bank account where I can pay my bills. There is also the problem with not being able to withhold tax on the amount of the gift card payment. When I get a $60 gift card I have to take $20 of my cash reserve and move to my savings to have when tax comes due. Same thing if someone buys you a $60 item off your wishlist–you'll still be using $20 the cash you have (that is already post-income tax) to pay the tax on that. I would rather be able to just use the $40 post-income tax portion of the payment and set aside the rest rather than having to spend the entire portion and then use my own money to pay tax. Plus many states will be enforcing the sales tax soon. I got an itemized list from Amazon on what I owe for 2013! So, TL; DR–I hate using Amazon for camming/clips payments
actually doodlebug just checked with amazon here is the information Initial Question: I was just wondering if a gift card has been applied to the account can the person that gave it to you reverse it ? 11:18 PM(GMT) James(CSA): Hello Nancy, my name is James. I'll be happy to help you. 11:19 PM(GMT) James(CSA): I can see that once the gift card have been applied to the account there's no way to reverse the gift card back to the purchaser. 11:19 PM(GMT) Nancy: ok, just been hearing some horror stories so was a bit worried 11:20 PM(GMT) James(CSA): I see, No worries that would not happened. 11:20 PM(GMT) Nancy: thanks for your help James so once the gift card has been applied they can no reveres it
I don't use Amazon as a method of payment at all- but do have a wish list and have been very grateful because every gift that has been purchased for me the guy/guys always are eager to send me a screen shot via email of the confirmation code and expected date of arrival. They are just as excited to see me get that gift they want for me as I am. So as soon as the gifts arrive I make sure to send them a message saying that it has indeed arrived.
Ohh yes the scams of amazon wishlists are terrible. There's also an issue where members have gotten a model's full physical address when it comes to the tracking number. Yes they are buying so if they check to find out if the item has been sent, a tracking number and then calling in to confirm could give them all the information they need. I stick to amazon gift e-cards only. They get an email address and that's it. Funny thing that there were so many men dying to get me "gifts" so I set one up almost 3 years ago. Since then I haven't received one card. Surely they ask and go to it but when they aren't met with the city + state and a physical gift then they don't even bring it up again. There are 3 members that I cam with that go on and on about the gifts they purchase other models. I just smile and think "good for her" but I'm more than happy with my cash only system. I also notice that these same members always talk about the models' locations. It's usually the weather where she lives or some team sport in her state. I just sit there going uh-huh... Out of the three, two of the members keep trying to drop my area in the conversation in passing like "well in your xxx area the weather must be nice". I'm thinking LOL wrong location! Still I'm not going to correct or agree with him , I just change the subject. Honestly the Creepy Mc Creeperson routines creep me the fuck out.
YUP! This very same thing happened to me the first month I became a cam-girl. I knew something was up because the person supposedly bought me about $350-$400 worth of stuff off my wishlist and I'd only been a cam girl for like 3 weeks! So I knew... "Nobody likes me that much.. YET!" It had to be too good to be true. So my friend from Scotland (not a cam model), she and I played around on Skype with my Amazon wishlist and she hit the "purchase on another site" button and it went to my purchased list! So we figured it out as well. I blocked the guy and now I post his shit to every wall of shame I find!
Thanks, it's always better to know... i've had only 1 gift from my amazon-list for the moment, but the user who gift-me it, often talk to buy me other things... with sometimes a nice "ask for password-show" (free private). But for the moment, it's "no" cause i prefer waiting to recive the other things, and i prefer to have tips.
I thought that maybe a good work around is to promise a discounted personal clip later. I work on IWantClips, and I thought maybe a one-time use discount code for a personalised video using the gift once is arrives would work well? Thoughts?