I have some updates regarding this.
After the discussion i had with the customer support about 1 hour later they had put the funds back in my account, i was so annoyed that they basically was telling me i should contact PayPal for my funds and they could not provide any evidence that they had even attempted to send me my money.
I checked on PayPal and it seems i am unable to open a dispute for this particular transaction which probably means i have lost everything...
I decided to go back to sportingbet chat once more:
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:19:24 PM): Welcome to Sportingbet! My name is Stephanie. How can I assist you today?
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:19:27 PM): Hello
Me (11/18/2016, 4:19:37 PM): Why has the funds been put back in my account?
Me (11/18/2016, 4:19:44 PM): I would like my original £15 to be refunded
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:19:46 PM): For me to help you further and look in to your account, can you please provide me with your
-username or userID
-your date of birth
Me (11/18/2016, 4:19:47 PM): and my account closed
Me (11/18/2016, 4:20:29 PM): REMOVED, REMOVED, REMOVED
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:21:00 PM): These funds were returned as the transaction was unsuccessful.
Me (11/18/2016, 4:21:10 PM): i want you to go to paypal
Me (11/18/2016, 4:21:13 PM): refund my transaction
Me (11/18/2016, 4:21:15 PM): and close my account
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:22:15 PM): You can put the request again, and then you can close your account by clicking on ''my account'' > suspend account.
Me (11/18/2016, 4:22:19 PM): no
Me (11/18/2016, 4:22:24 PM): i want my £15 back
Me (11/18/2016, 4:22:31 PM): so go to paypal and refund my transaction
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:22:39 PM): You can manually request the withdrawal yourself.
Me (11/18/2016, 4:22:48 PM): Paid with PayPal balance Transaction ID 3SG00036L59487521 Seller information Headlong Limited +44 2071841837 http://de.sportingbet.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Me (11/18/2016, 4:22:55 PM): Refund this transaction
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:22:58 PM): This transaction failed and the funds were returned to you.
Me (11/18/2016, 4:22:59 PM): and close my account
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:23:57 PM): Okay so as advised, you should request the withdrawal and then we can close your account for you, as we cannot manually request this withdrawal for you
Me (11/18/2016, 4:24:16 PM): I am not bothered about the £105 in winnings
Me (11/18/2016, 4:24:22 PM): i want my original deposit back
Me (11/18/2016, 4:24:29 PM): go to paypal and refund me this
Me (11/18/2016, 4:24:34 PM): and then you close my account down
Me (11/18/2016, 4:24:45 PM): clearly you are trying to scam me
Me (11/18/2016, 4:25:00 PM): so i will just have my money back if your not wanting to pay.
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:25:36 PM): Nobody said something like this.
Me (11/18/2016, 4:25:43 PM): seriously
Me (11/18/2016, 4:25:45 PM): just go to paypal
Me (11/18/2016, 4:25:49 PM): and refund me my £15 back
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:25:52 PM): i advised that the transaction failed and we were asked to tell you to refund again
Me (11/18/2016, 4:25:52 PM): and close my account
Me (11/18/2016, 4:26:06 PM): why are you refusing to just give me my £15 back?
Me (11/18/2016, 4:26:14 PM): you have not lost money that way have you
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:26:16 PM): i cannot do it manually for you otherwise if i had the option i would request it for you
Me (11/18/2016, 4:26:22 PM): i do not have time for this crap
Me (11/18/2016, 4:26:56 PM): Yes you can easily speak with your manager/supervisor
Me (11/18/2016, 4:27:04 PM): and get them to send me my £15 back
Me (11/18/2016, 4:27:22 PM): paypal will not allow me to dispute the transaction
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:27:39 PM): ok i will close the account then and instruct our finance team to find a way to refund the balance manually to the paypal account
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:27:43 PM): would that be ok for you ?
Me (11/18/2016, 4:27:57 PM): no, you send me my money first
Me (11/18/2016, 4:28:02 PM): then you close my account
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:28:28 PM): the other option is you requesting the refund again.
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:28:34 PM): and then we can close the account if you wish too
Me (11/18/2016, 4:28:43 PM): what is wrong with you?
Me (11/18/2016, 4:28:57 PM): why cant you go to the "finance team"
Me (11/18/2016, 4:29:01 PM): and get them to refund my £15
Me (11/18/2016, 4:29:04 PM): this instant
Me (11/18/2016, 4:29:20 PM): i will also be reporting this to the gambling comission
Me (11/18/2016, 4:29:31 PM): and i have also filled a report on here
Me (11/18/2016, 4:29:32 PM): http://www.askgamblers.com/
Me (11/18/2016, 4:29:39 PM): and again this chat will be posted there
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:30:01 PM): there is nothing wrong i am advising you what we can and what we cannot do Sir.
Me (11/18/2016, 4:30:14 PM): Yes you can easily refund money via paypal
Me (11/18/2016, 4:30:18 PM): find the transaction
Me (11/18/2016, 4:30:22 PM): and click refund this payment
Me (11/18/2016, 4:30:24 PM): and done
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:30:45 PM): ok the amount is on the account , its accessible by you and you can request the refund if you like , the first time the transaction failed and we were advised that it needs to be requested again
Me (11/18/2016, 4:30:59 PM): why did the transaction fail?
Me (11/18/2016, 4:31:05 PM): your lieing
Me (11/18/2016, 4:31:09 PM): it would not fail
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:31:20 PM): now the other option is to ask our payments to find a way to do this manually for you
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:31:26 PM): which of these options would you like?
Me (11/18/2016, 4:31:30 PM): this is why i want my original wager back
Me (11/18/2016, 4:31:35 PM): just give me my £15 back
Me (11/18/2016, 4:35:52 PM): http://imgur.com/CZtzQJO
Me (11/18/2016, 4:35:56 PM): this is the invoice
Me (11/18/2016, 4:36:01 PM): and i want it refunding
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:37:37 PM): Please hold
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:48:24 PM): So we have spoken to our accounts management team and they will refund the £15 only as per your request, to your paypal account
Me (11/18/2016, 4:48:55 PM): and how long is this going to take?
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:49:18 PM): This is being actioned manually for you, I cannot advise of the exact timeframe, as this request is being actioned manually
Me (11/18/2016, 4:49:35 PM): Let me ask you
Me (11/18/2016, 4:49:55 PM): if this was you, how would you feel about this situation?
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:51:00 PM): Unfortunately a technical error has occurred and the funds have been returned to you as advised, you did have the option to request the refund again, however you have now wished to have only £15 returned to you
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:52:12 PM): So to clarify please tell me now do you want us to sent the £15 back manually ? or you will ask for the refund
Me (11/18/2016, 4:52:42 PM): Yes i want you to find the transaction in paypal and refund it
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:54:03 PM): ok so the payments team will manually do this and it should be by Monday the latest i would suppose considering its Friday night
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:54:21 PM): Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Me (11/18/2016, 4:54:23 PM): are you serious
Me (11/18/2016, 4:54:32 PM): how hard is it for someone to login to paypal
Me (11/18/2016, 4:54:36 PM): and press refund?
Me (11/18/2016, 4:55:40 PM): well you know, i will leave it as that and will wait for my £15 to be returned to me but as you are aware all this information will be posted online, so they can see what has happened in this instance
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:55:43 PM): What you are asking cannot be done that is what we have been advised and we offered the possible solutions
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:55:47 PM): the process has now started and we advised you of it
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:55:51 PM): i am sorry that you are still unhappy but there is honestly nothing else we can do
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:55:56 PM): if you are not satisfied you can follow our complaints procedure which i am emailing you
Me (11/18/2016, 4:56:25 PM): i don't want no complaints procedures, i just want my money
Me (11/18/2016, 4:57:13 PM): You told me its being processed and well if it does not get processed very quickly then i will take this further
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:57:25 PM): we are on last step where you can contact a dispute adjudicator if you are still unhappy since we cannot offer any different solution
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:57:31 PM): you will get the money as advised since its already sent to our finance team to be manually actioned
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:57:48 PM): Have a good evening, there is nothing further i can advice you in regards to this
Stephanie E (11/18/2016, 4:57:56 PM): Goodbye
As you can see from the transcript above that i was pleading with them to just send me my £15 back and they could close my account and that would be the end of it, and the customer support person clearly didn't want to even do that.
I decided to leave after speaking with customer support and about 30 minutes later i attempted to login to my sportingbet account and from the screenshot provided you can see i am no longer able to access it, i explicitly told them not to close my account until i had the funds sent to me as you can see in the transcript.
I contacted them via e-mail telling them i did not want my account closing until i wanted my funds and the response was:
Thank you for contacting Sportingbet Customer Support,
Please be advised, we understand that you wanted your account to be closed once the withdrawal had been processed for for you.
Please note as the funds had to be manually refunded to your paypal account, our accounts management team need to close your account in order for this to be actioned for you.
If you have any questions or require any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us further, we're always happy to help.
So as you can see, i no longer have access to my account, i have had my initial wager and winnings taken from me and now i am left with nothing.
I am glad i found this website "askgamblers.com" to show how badly i have been treated.