If you believe you have been scammed please notify us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also important that you contact the Gardai.
When you contact your nearest Garda station, you will need to give them both usernames as well as a copy of the ad.
We have some information on the user but all such information is bound by the Data Protection Act and we can only release it via the correct channels. The Gardai can get this information but they will need to submit a request for information under section 41(b) of the data protection act to us either by fax (01 6865310) or by post:
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If you used Paypal to purchase goods, you should also raise a dispute with Paypal.