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hi we seen an advert for a second hand Karcher Steam Cleaner £50,, so contacted the seller & arranged to buy the item, as she is in Ipswich we paid an extra £10 for delivery. so that night (28th Dec 13) I made a bank transfer to her Natwest account. We contacted her for an update & eventually she came back to me saying it was posted out on the 2nd Jan 14, but after a few days nothing so contacted her asking her for the post office reference & we will chase at our end, as some times item can go to the wrong house. She sent an abrupt message saying will let me know later & of course heard nothing, few days later sent another message & she responded saying she had already chased it up with the postoffice & has to leave it for 15 days before investigating (Which I know is true). After that didnt hear anything & so contacted the site in which we are members "Preloved" they contacted her on our behalf & then all the communication between us had disapeared (as if she had deleted her account). we contacted her by text heard nothing & tried again with Preloved & wo & behold all the "communications" were back in our history. When the 15 days were up, I rang & left a message as she had just rang my partner & hung up. I left a voicemail stating that it was my bank account & so it was my money & best speaking to me, she then rang him & hung up. The next day my partner sent a "knee jerk reaction text" trying to provoke her into responding & she did with an "ABUSIVE & THREATENING MESSAGE ABOUT KICKING THE **** OUT OF HIM & FINDING OUT WERE HE WORKS ..." he obviously rang her straight back & gave her aload of abuse back. she then started sending abusive text & stating we were threatening a pregnant woman & reporting us to the police!! bear in mind not one mention about the £60 or where is the STEAM CLEANER!! we have had to block her number & I have reported this to ACTIONFRAUD, I have had one letter with a crime number & nothing more... Is there anyway I can get my £60 back?? I have tried my own bank (HALIFAX) who say as it was a "Quick Transfer" I am not entitled to help... please bear in mind I am in financial dire & the Karcher was a treat for both me & my partner & now we have nothing. I have kept all the evidence including the voicemail & since then have seen she posted another advert for Karcher Steam Cleaner on GumTree but they wont give me any information, so I am also trying to worn other people keep away from xxxxxxx
I was at a staff party where it had an open bar and so drinks were flowing. I was rather intoxicated towards the end of the night and was sent home in a taxi. I woke up the next day not knowing how I got home or what had happened in the last few hours of that night. I also woke up with someones handbag on the floor next to my bed. I went through it and found that it belonged to my colleague. I took the bag back into work that morning and gave it back to her. Apologising as I did not know how i become in possession of the bag. She informs me that the some of her possessions were not in the bag. (phone, ipod and bank card). We spoke about where it could be and came to the conclusion it was stolen, but not sure when. I also said that i will help pay for a new one as the possessions could have been lost whilst the i had the bag. That day i was suspended from work with out reason. I had a meeting 4 days later and was told that the police were involved and that the matter is now out of their(the companies) hands. At this point I was under the conclusion that I was going to speak to the police to help the investigation. However yesterday, the police came to my house, search my house and obviously found nothing as i didnt have the alleged possessions. The police told me that i was arrested for thief. I was questioned and then kept in a cell for hours before letting me go. They said i should pay for the phone or it will not look good on me and she could press charges. What i want to know is, what can they charge me with? I had the bag but am not sure how i became in possession of the bag. The stolen possessions could have been stolen before the bag was on my person. They basically have no proof of me stealing these possessions. So on what grounds do they have to charge me with anything? If someone could shed some light onto the situation that would be great. The phone is a iPhone 4s so a new one would be 500 pounds, the phone was also uninsured. Any help would be grateful!