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Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« on: December 26, 2009, 11:46:44 PM »
I had a situation a little while back when someone sold me 200k starwood and 500k amex transferred to delta miles from someone I knew. He transferred the points to my miles' accounts. Several months later, after a falling out we had about a different issue, he reported never having authorized the transfer and as a fraudulent action. The points were then removed from my account and returned to his. I did not take this sitting down, I fought it as much as I could. But I only got as far as having the delta miles frozen in his account as well, so that he cannot use them either, but the starwood he transferred immediately to AA and I was unable to do anything. I cannot take this to court because I trusted him and nothing was written (I have learned my lesson there!) and it is his word against mine (although how could I have gotten into his account to transfer the miles? and why didn't he notice it for so long? his whole story doesn't make sense). Any ideas of how to get my miles back? TIA.

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 12:01:31 AM »
I had a situation a little while back when someone sold me 200k starwood and 500k amex transferred to delta miles from someone I knew. He transferred the points to my miles' accounts. Several months later, after a falling out we had about a different issue, he reported never having authorized the transfer and as a fraudulent action. The points were then removed from my account and returned to his. I did not take this sitting down, I fought it as much as I could. But I only got as far as having the delta miles frozen in his account as well, so that he cannot use them either, but the starwood he transferred immediately to AA and I was unable to do anything. I cannot take this to court because I trusted him and nothing was written (I have learned my lesson there!) and it is his word against mine (although how could I have gotten into his account to transfer the miles? and why didn't he notice it for so long? his whole story doesn't make sense). Any ideas of how to get my miles back? TIA.

 doubt you can since you woudl have to tell them you purchased them and thats against the T&Cs. Did you get your $$ back ? If not well if it was me Id make sure that person repaid me and if tehy werent willing, well lets just say they would be very Stupid not to

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 12:45:58 AM »
i didn't get the $ back

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 08:39:28 AM »
Is calling to bes din an option?

Or telling him that you will masser him (but don't) to the airline?

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 06:02:58 PM »
not a option!! he doesn't care..
and i did tell the airline! that's how i froze his account

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 08:31:21 PM »
anyone?

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009, 08:36:07 PM »
did you pay him in cash

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 01:21:10 PM »
yes

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 09:25:22 PM »
doubt you can since you woudl have to tell them you purchased them and thats against the T&Cs. Did you get your $$ back ? If not well if it was me Id make sure that person repaid me and if tehy werent willing, well lets just say they would be very Stupid not to

Sounds scary. I would hate to know!!  :)

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010, 09:22:39 AM »
Are you looking to get back at him, or to get back some of your money or miles?

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2010, 10:13:20 PM »
both

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2010, 08:44:50 PM »
anyone?

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2010, 05:44:46 AM »
there are other options, but not sure you would want to go this way.

there are ahum specialized in getting money out of people....

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2010, 12:41:50 PM »
a bat?

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Re: Taken for a ride: How to get my miles back?
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2010, 01:17:57 PM »