Can i get my money back?

@cambiste (1245)
India
February 5, 2009 8:20am CST
I had once invested $80 in a bux PTC site, and soon after that, the site was gone. Investing big had always had better returns, so i'm still planning to do it if there's any way to get my money back in case the site is gone. Can i get my money back if its a scam?
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@pierone (1895)
• Italy
5 Feb 09
If is a scam, you have no way to get your money back. If you can have your money back, then is not a scam ;) ;) ;)
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@cambiste (1245)
• India
5 Feb 09
Thanks. Yes i do know that. My friends once told me about some online crime reporting site which is FBI and InterPol, but i don't know the details. If i can report them, it may help others from being scammed as well. And maybe get back my money. Thanks for your time.
• India
6 Feb 09
I m sorry to say but i think your money is gone.In scam sites there is no such chance to get your money back. Moreover in sites where you really can earn never asks to spend you....
@cambiste (1245)
• India
6 Feb 09
Well, from my experience its not uncommon to invest in a site. Thanks for your reply. Happy mylotting.
@KrauseHome (32375)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Personally that is why many of us anymore are very leary when it comes to investing $$ into something. I know for myself I have been Scammed many times and it sounds like this is what happened for you, and will be a Lesson learned for sure. Sounds like from now on before investing in something online you might be Best to check out the site, etc. more and then decide from there.
@cambiste (1245)
• India
6 Feb 09
Thanks for the advice. You're right. I've become cautious about where im putting my money now. Thanks for your time.
• United States
5 Feb 09
It's very unlikely you'll get anything back. Even if you were able to fight it with the payment processors or in court, you would spend more money and effort then you lost in the first place. And as for the comment by someone earlier that Paypal isn't used because of the chargeback - you're right. BUT it's because everyone scams by paying, getting something for the payment, and then falsely claiming a chargeback. Scams work both ways.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
hi cambiste! oh wow, you invested a lot of money. so far i have only invested 22$ and i felt bad that i did because i was just scammed. anyway, to answer your question, NO, you will not get your money back. i am sorry to disappoint you and there really is no softer way to break the news to you. but scammers are there to scam us of our money and once they have it, they will just run away. just learn from the experience and move on. and just keep posting here,. you will earn here. take care and God bless you! happy mylotting! :D
@cambiste (1245)
• India
5 Feb 09
Thanks for the advice. I'm sorry to hear of your misfortune. Losing hard earned money to a scammer is the worst thing to happen. It isnt rewarding atall! I'll do that. Thanks again.
@titan_90 (539)
• India
5 Feb 09
I don't think so, even though i am not sure about it.If the site is gone, how can you get back your money!!!!They will just cheat you and rob your money.
@cambiste (1245)
• India
5 Feb 09
Thanks for your opinion. I thought that even if the site is gone, it was registered at some address, though im sure they could be fake. Thanks again. Happy mylotting.