Redondo Beach, CA asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Small Claims and White Collar Crime for California

Q: I got scammed out of 5500$ by an online seller, How to proceed?

Ok, So i purchased 20,000$ (~200 orders) of merchandise from an online e commerce site for my small business, under all my personal info. I only receive 900$ of items from them. I charged back with my credit provider and only got back 14000$ I am out about 5500$. I am not the only one who got scammed. This company has scammed most likely a combined hundreds of thousands of dollars from its customers. Looking on how it would be best to continue. Purchases occurred in sept of 2018. Charged-back in January. I am based in Los Angeles. The company is an LLC.

1 Lawyer Answer
Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Los Altos, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sounds like you may have to sue them, which of course could cost way more than the $5500 you are out.

Maybe small claims is your best bet, it's quick, easy and for matters under 10K wherein attorneys are not

allowed at all, well, other than to represent an LLC or a CORP.

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