(Closed) Etsy wedding dress scam — please help!

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
845 posts
Busy bee

I’m so sorry, what a horrible experience. I don’t have any ideas because it’s been so long, but I do think your best bet would be Etsy. Who was the seller? Did he have a lot of positive reviews for other dresses? Hopefully someone here will have some advice. 

I really hope you can work something out and get you money back. I would start looking for another wedding dress in the meantime. 

Post # 4
3928 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am so sorry you are going through this. Since it has been so long since you made your payment, I know you can’t get your money back by goiing through the companies. If the seller is in the US, I suggest filing a small claims suit against them I am sure Judge Judy or one of the others would love to hear your case. The second suggestion is to go to the news station where they are located and/or where you are located and see if the media can do something for you. I am sure you aren’t the only one it his situation. I hope that etsy has suspended this person from selling on their site.

Post # 5
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

The only thing I can think of is small claims court, but that’s time and money from you…

I’m sorry I can’t be more of a help!

Post # 6
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just got an idea.. You should report it on ” HELP ME HOWARD” on channel 11… 

He is pretty good at getting to the bottom of things and making it public.. This person is a thief and should be dealt with by authorities… You should definitely take it beyond and teach him a lesson… We are all struggling so hard to make the day of our dreams perfect and he took that special part away from you… I say definitely try and put it out there.. If you have any contact info of him … try and get as much info you can…. 

I can feel your pain.. and I am so sorry you had to experience that….. UGH!

Good luck!!!

Post # 7
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely make it public and there are a few internet complains you can make I believe.  Just keep looking into and thank you for keep us informed of the miserable fraudulent people.


Im so sorry

Post # 8
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Urgh. What an ass. People are awful. No help but I am sorry.

Post # 9
1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It sounds like you asked Amex for their warranty protection, when what you really want to do is file a chargeback. Call them again and tell them you need to file a chargeback for merchandise you paid for but never received.

Post # 10
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What is his Esty account name so we can make sure to stay away from him?

Post # 12
114 posts
Blushing bee

Did and etsy search… he is not there now



Post # 13
1268 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

He is still on Etsy, and has two negative reviews- One from a seller one from a buyer.

I’m really sorry this happened to you!

Post # 14
46 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

go to paypal! See what they can do for you. I thought that if you get scammed they’ll take your money back for you. I don’t know if that helps but I really hope it works out! You deserve to have the dress of your dreams without all this nonsense! Keep us updated on what happens please!

Post # 15
5280 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Wow I’m so sorry this has happened 🙁 what was your original dress?  From my understanding you’ve paid about 400 correct, so you still possibly have 400 left to spend on a dress?

Post # 16
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

So sorry to hear this is happening to you or anyone for that matter.  I would call AMEX again and speak to a supervisor or something to say that you have no product or item.  I would also file a complaint with the better business bureau, and definitely leave a nasty rating for this seller.  I would try to talk to the seller again, preferrrably over the phone to discuss this and have them see why it’s only fair for you to get a full refund.  Good luck.

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