|Purchase date:||April 2018|
|Buyer's name:||CongYan Ni | Rong Shengxia|
|Buyer's address||1140 River Road Apt 6973466, New Castle, DE 19720|
|eBay item #:||253531413671|
|Buyer's country:||Hong Kong|
|Category:||Computers & Networking|
Scammer purchased product from my eBay store. Same day the package was delivered, scammer opened "defective product" return request. I accepted return and provided free return label from Delaware to NY. Buyer used his own label and shipped return back from Hong Kong.
Buyer provided fake tracking number so that the package could not be tracked until after delivery. Buyer called eBay and provided correct tracking number showing delivery of package to my address. But I didn't received anything. Buyer was refunded automatically by eBay once the the package showed delivery to my zip code.
What buyer performed was the "Same Zip Code" scam. I Contacted USPS and was able to found out the package was addressed and delivered to a Pizza store 26 streets away from my address with same zip code.
Upon obtaining proof from the USPS, package showed 0 weight. Hence, this was a empty envelop. Currently, the buyer eBay account had been banned. To resolve this issue, it took hours and days and many many calls along with trips to police station to get a refund from eBay. But scammer got to keep the product for free.
This input is to document this scammer so that if he commits another scam, there will be a record for other sellers to see and avoid the horrible experience I experienced.