I ordered something on Ebay, paid for it and received it within a week. A week later I received the exact same item from a completely different vendor than the one I ordered it from. Trying to be honest, I contacted the second vendor and explained that they sent me this in error, thinking they would send me money to ship it back, but they only asked my name and address. This all happened in October 2021. Today I receive a certified letter addressed to me saying:
You recently made a purchase for $xx.xx on October, 20, 2021(I never did), per order #xxxxx. You received the item on October 28, 2021 via USPS through tracking number xxxxxx.
You kept your entire purchase after creating a chargeback for Card Absent Environment. You failed to withdraw your chargeback, chose not to refuse delivery, and failed to return the items.
We would like to resolve this issue amicably. Please forward $xx.xx (the cost of your order) within fourteen days. If we do not hear from you by January 21, 2022, we will promptly file a lawsuit in small claims court.
XXXXX Laguna Niguel, California
I called the company and they said someone else ordered it, whose name I didn't recognize, and said I would need to pay for the scope or pay to ship it back to them.
I feel like they should pay for the shipping, given that I never ordered it. I contacted them initially trying to do the right thing and now they threaten to sue me? Is this just an empty threat so they can recoup their money?
Any answers would be greatly appreciated.