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1  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Localbitcoins freezing accounts for no reason and no response from support on: July 13, 2018, 05:25:19 PM
They got me for 0.2btc a couple years ago with similar bs. I had only ever cashed out via moneygram and had never had an issue other than the occasional buyer flaking and not sending. Suddenly one day out of no where the account got locked pending ID verification. At the time 0.2 was roughly $60USD so I just told them to kiss my ass and that I would never use their site again as well as tell this story every chance I get.

Depositing coin into LBC is very risky if you do not want to do indentity verification. If you are willing to do that then there is pretty much 0 risk.
2  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: SebastianJu flaked with escrow on: June 04, 2018, 05:47:18 PM
...I expect fast responses and not a almost 60 hour delay in releasing escrow. Needless to say I will never use his service again.

Maybe next time you should just ask what's the expected response time. What's "fast" can be pretty subjective. To you, 2-3 days is extremely slow, to someone else - it's acceptable, especially when it's the weekend.

Good to see it's all sorted out though.

The length of the entire trade was during the week. I'm pretty sure that noone would ever say that 2-3 days delay in escrow release is fast and especially an escrow that cost over 30% of the total.

He came back online and released finally. Overall I am extremely unhappy with the service he provided. The escrow cost $60usd. Obviously that is my fault for not fully reading the message he sent with those details. For $60(out of $175 total) I expect fast responses and not a almost 60 hour delay in releasing escrow. Needless to say I will never use his service again.

I always thought that SJ's escrow were free... Perhaps he changed that a while back?

Anyways, I still don't know if there is a miscommunication somewhere that may have caused the delay (something like the buyer not sending him the message to release directly), and I would like to hear his side of the case before jumping to conclusions.

But if he was as unresponsive as you claim, then that's definitely unprofessional. But everyone's human after all, you can't expect fast replies in all circumstances. However, charging a fee usually means that you're obliged to deliver much faster service.

The last time I used his escrow it was free but this time he snuck in a 30% fee on me. I feel like an honest person would have said something. If you read the OP it is really easy to miss his extremely high fee. He was absolutely was unresponsive and had a lame excuse when he came back. This entire situation has lead to me no longer trusting him at all.

3  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: SebastianJu flaked with escrow on: June 03, 2018, 05:03:02 PM
He came back online and released finally. Overall I am extremely unhappy with the service he provided. The escrow cost $60usd. Obviously that is my fault for not fully reading the message he sent with those details. For $60(out of $175 total) I expect fast responses and not a almost 60 hour delay in releasing escrow. Needless to say I will never use his service again.
4  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: SebastianJu flaked with escrow on: June 02, 2018, 06:47:25 PM
I doubt he's scammed you for a measly 0.02325674 as he could easily take more than that if he wanted (though maybe there's others as well, but I doubt it). I think it's probably more of a case of him being busy or whatever. It's only been a couple of days and SJ doesn't seem terribly active these days so that could be why. Probably not acceptable for an escrow with ongoing transactions but I doubt he's done a runner for such a figure.



I completely agree. He has escrowed larger amounts than this for me and I have seen him escrow much larger in the past without issues. Which is why I said "flaked" instead of scammed in the inital post. I would gladly remove this post and the negative feedback if/when he comes back and releases. Having said that, if it is a scam we'll probably see a lot more victims in the coming days as it would not make any sense to scam only my small escrow.
5  Economy / Services / Re: [ANN] SebastianJu - Legendary Escrow Service - Escrowed over 8150 BTC on: June 02, 2018, 04:03:57 PM
I am still waiting for you to release this escrow:

Please release escrow

You came online yesterday and responded to a message without releasing the escrow. Since the coin hasn't moved I am only moderately concerned. At this point I'm assuming you are busy with real life but tomorrow I will be posting a scam accusation if the coin is still held. I will gladly remove this post once coins are released.

The escrow still has not been released. Total of 50+ hours since the buyer said to release. The scam accusation thread is here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4407062.0

I would strongly avoid using this escrow until this is made right. Even after that apparently you never know when he is going to flake for a few days

edit
The escrow was finally released roughly 60 hours after the buyer said to release. The total amount escrowed was $175USD in btc and the escrow fee was $60USD. For that I would expect fast responses. Overall I am very unhappy with my experince using him as an escrow. I will never use his services again.


MAKE SURE YOU READ THE CONTRACT HE SENDS. HIS FEES ARE EXTREMELY HIGH FOR THE EXTREMELY SLOW RESPONSE TIMES
6  Economy / Scam Accusations / SebastianJu flaked with escrow on: June 02, 2018, 04:00:32 PM
What happened::
SebastianJu has flaked with escrow of mine. He was told by the buyer to release the escrow at May 31, 2018, 06:50:25 AM UTC. He sent me a message replying to an earlier message at May 31, 2018, 09:55:20 AM UTC and has not been online since. After 50+ hours of him holding an escrow that should have been released it is starting to feel more and more like an escrow scam. So far the coins have not moved
https://blockchain.info/en/address/14D6zD1kLNZ6DdhjAqZY1sNrEkBhWGj5Tn
Scammers Profile Link:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18640
Reference Link:
Amount Scammed:
0.02325674 BTC
Payment Method:
BTC
Proof of Payment:
see logs
PM/Chat Logs:
The deal
Hi SebastianJu and Work4crypto1,

Work4crypto1 is needing some fairly simple javascript work done and he would like to use an escrow. It is a total of 5x simple tasks for $35 each($175 total) in btc that have clearly defined specs. Assuming you are available and are still doing escrow services we would like to use you.

Thanks,
nomadcrypto

Regarding escrow, I need some info

Please ALWAYS QUOTE everything we wrote when answering! Quotes is the text we wrote before. When you answer you click on "quote" instead on "reply" (or on "reply to all" when more than one receiver) in order to preserve the quote.

Infos needed if not already given

1.) Seller Username
2.) Buyer Username
3.) Item to be traded
4.) Which coin or token is used as payment?
5.) How high is the amount of coins or token, that I should take into escrow, exactly?
6.) Please Seller provide a release address and buyer please provide a refund address in case it is needed.
7.) Please buyer and seller make an arrangement at which condition the Bitcoins should be released by me. So that everyone has the same thoughts about it.
8.) Please consider also what should happen when one party does not react for a certain amount of time. After how much time should I decide? If no negotiation is done then I have to decide what has to happen. When the seller seems to have delivered then I will release the coins the the seller after buyer did not react after a month at the latest.
9.) Also buyer and seller make sure that it is not possible by the seller to claim the item back. This is meant in case of an account trade or a digital currency that is not a cryptocurreny.

I will only hold the payment coins in escrow except another handling is needed.

In case of coins or token being traded handling depends on if the coins are already freely tradeable. In that case buyer provides the address he wants the coins transferred to. Also both provide a coin explorer that can enable each party to check if the coins reached that address.

If the coins are not live yet then we can work with safety deposits ensuring the seller goes through with the trade.

Because of very few time I ask for a minimum tip of 0.006b or 1.5% of the coin value. Whatever is higher. When a refund happens the refund fee is 0.003b or 0.75% of the coin value.
Because of the insane tx-fees nowadays this is plus the tx fee to forward or refund the coins. You can chose a proper fee when checking out the 3 block bitcoin transaction fee on https://bitcoinfees.info/

Let me know if you still are interested. I then would create the escrow details message and send you both the escrow address.



1) Nomadcrypto
2) Work4crypto1
3) I will complete 5x small javascript tasks at $35 each for a total of $175
4) BTC
5) Depends on when he confirms and sends. total is 175USD in btc
6) 1BoH6htsG6gKjD917F1DMU1mVtj17MoeH6
7) bitcoin should be released once all 5x tasks have been completed to spec
Cool I would give a leway of say 2x days either way. Meaning if I didn't respond in two days or the buyer doesn't respond in two days release/refund the escrow. this is a very easy project for me and that will not be happening on my end.
9) NA

The buyer has a new account and as such is limited to the messages he can send daily. Which will drastically slow this process down. I understand that and will be patient.

Regarding Escrow Details for a Trade

Infos needed

1.) Which coin or token is used as payment?
2.) How high is the amount of coins or token, that I should take into escrow, exactly?
3.) Please Seller provide a release address and buyer please provide a refund address in case it is needed.
4.) Please buyer and seller make an arrangement at which condition the Bitcoins should be released by me. So that everyone has the same thoughts about it.
5.) Please consider also what should happen when one party does not react for a certain amount of time. After how much time should I decide? If no negotiation is done then I have to decide what has to happen. When the seller seems to have delivered then I will release the coins the the seller after buyer did not react after a month at the latest.
6.) Also buyer and seller make sure that it is not possible by the seller to claim the item back. This is meant in case of an account trade or a digital currency that is not a cryptocurreny.

Important!

1.) When answering PM's, please always use "Reply to all" so that all involved parties get informed. And keep the quotes so that all trading partners and the escrow know exactly what deal the pm is meant for.
2.) Because of very few time I would ask for a minimum tip of 0.006b or 1% of the coin value. Whatever is higher.
3.) Please send my fee together with the payment. I will reduce the payout to the buyer for my fee. If buyer and seller share the fee please send accordingly so that I reduce the payout for my total fee then. This helps to reduce the amount of needed transactions.
4.) Please only send payment once all points above are cleared by both buyer and seller. Also seller if the points are cleared and coins reached the escrow address (see link below) then please wait at least one confirmation before you release any product to the buyer.

Escrow details

The escrow address is:
Code:
14D6zD1kLNZ6DdhjAqZY1sNrEkBhWGj5Tn
Please ONLY send to an escrow address I sent you directly. Dont send to quotes the seller claims I wrote. Only if I send you the address directly its ensured the address is correct. I will attach a signature whose message contains the escrow address, signed with an old address of mine, I posted may 2013 on bitcointalk. See my Servicethread: [ANN] SebastianJu - Free Legendary Escrow Service - Escrowed over 8150 BTC.

Before payment I would suggest you take a look at http://www.cointape.com/ to check out if the network gets spammed again. Below the graph there is shown what amount of fee is needed to get instant confirmation for a normal transaction, which means a transaction with coins coming from one address, and going to two addresses. That would be the target address and the source or a change address where the remaining coins are sent to. Checking that page could prevent that transactions are stuck for hours or days because they dont get a confirmation. Most wallets nowadays support automatic calculation of the needed fee.

The payment of the bitcoins can be found and checked the fastest way through    https://blockchain.info/de/address/14D6zD1kLNZ6DdhjAqZY1sNrEkBhWGj5Tn

In case you are new to bitcoin trades on the forum or with escrows, please don't sit before the browser and click reload all the time. That is doing no one. Deals will take some hours, often days too. Some other escrows only log in once a day or even less than that.

In case signed messages has to be verified, then its the fastest to visit https://tools.bitcoin.com/verify-message/. Then you can check fast if a signature, given by me or the seller, is correct and so you know that the address is controlled by the one giving the signature.

Code:
-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
180529 This is the escrow address for the trade from nomadcrypto, as the seller to Work4crypto1, as the buyer and the escrow address is 14D6zD1kLNZ6DdhjAqZY1sNrEkBhWGj5Tn
-----BEGIN SIGNATURE-----
1K2UFGCKyNQNx4h2m5ZRCaw9BWHTBcCZAA
G5rzHqrwMC424HzF9nOnXo0Huu0UoDmB/9RniMsGPVnoe/avU2wlpUg9+28qEicbakfslyGDlr+5cPdjaR8lEJ8=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----

Message signed with an old address of mine, that I posted may 2013 on bitcointalk. See my Servicethread: [ANN] SebastianJu - Free Legendary Escrow Service - Escrowed over 8150 BTC.



Buyer sent payment
Sent

I later messaged asking for another method of contact
Is there another method the buyer could contact you for releasing the funds? He has exceeded his pms

Buyer releases escrow

Please release escrow

SebastianJu responds to my request for another contact method
No, he must contact me. Anything else would be too risky. He should stop sending pm's until he sent me one in case he want's it to be released.


Additional Notes:

His message was sent after the buyer had said to release yet he did not release before flaking off. I would like to think that he is busy with real life but after 50+ hours of not releasing an escrow this is feeling more and more like a scam.
7  Other / Meta / Re: pm for new users makes transactions with them extremely slow on: May 31, 2018, 01:42:13 AM
Sorry about the outdated information, can you try whitelisting this user to make the escrow continue? I have no idea how, but it looks like a thing.

if I can do that I will now.
8  Other / Meta / Re: pm for new users makes transactions with them extremely slow on: May 31, 2018, 01:22:02 AM
There are countless apps and services that you can use. Pm in that case should be used as, one who's interested in the services, would ask for a contact and what's he looking for in a few short lines and you respond with your contact. I don't know why's this so much of a problem.

It is a problem in a real world situation for me right now. The buyer wants to release the escrow but can't because the pm limit per day is 2. At this point the pm limits has turned this 1 day transaction into 3. In that time the price has dropped a little too. Making the entire situation not worth dealing with at all in the future
9  Other / Meta / Re: pm for new users makes transactions with them extremely slow on: May 31, 2018, 12:09:35 AM
I agree. I would say 5 is the magic number. You can always use a different site however like Telegram or good old fashioned email.

The issue is that any communication with the escrow should happen on site. It can easily take more than 2 to just work out the details with a new user.

5 to 10 would make sense.
10  Other / Meta / pm for new users makes transactions with them extremely slow on: May 30, 2018, 11:41:32 PM
The subject basically says it all. The limits of 2x personal messages per day makes many transactions involving escrows and new users extremely slow. So slow that I will probably no longer deal with users that have those pm limits. I can understand some sort of a limit but 2? That seems extremely excessive.
11  Other / Meta / Re: [SCAM PREVENTION]Remove self-moderation for topics within the marketplace! on: April 04, 2018, 05:14:28 PM
I'm not a fan of negging people without proof but I think I may start leaving negative feedback for self moderated threads in digital goods. I've been thinking of something like the following:

"This user posted a self moderated thread in digital goods which has an extremely high chance of being a scam. If they remove the post and repost without self moderation I will remove this negative feedback"
12  Other / Meta / Re: [SCAM PREVENTION]Remove self-moderation for topics within the marketplace! on: April 04, 2018, 05:05:56 PM

I can not find any self moderated or locked threads or both from reputable members in the digital goods section, they are all scammer threads

That is usually the case. In a way I don't feel bad for the scam vicitims. Generally it is greed that overrides common sense and that will almost always lead to them losing their money.
Quote
a fool and his money are soon parted


I also find it slightly suspicious that several of us higher trust traders have voiced our concerns about this and it is still a thing. If we know that a high percentage of scammers use the same method to scam and we do nothing about it we are guilty by an act of omission(assuming the person has the privs to solve the problem). I don't have the permissions to remove self moderated threads from digital goods or I would.
13  Economy / Services / Re: [WTH] Django dev(s) for ongoing hourly or per project on: April 04, 2018, 04:57:45 PM
I am cross posting this at xbtfreelancer as well as here. The link to the xbtfreelancer project is here:https://www.xbtfreelancer.com/project.php?id=4687projects

In this project I am needing developers or a group of developers familiar with django and bootstrap 4 for ongoing django projects. I am hoping to get the first project done as soon as possible as there are other future projects waiting on this. In this project and other future projects I will not be using the default django administration application in production.I will need a shell application and will need the developer(s) to implement the following basic admin features:
   1) We will need to develop a “dashboard” system which can, for the most part, just be basic CRUD operations on models.
      A) Forms should use django-boostrap4 or something similar
      B) Tables should use django-tables2 and be compatible with bootstrap4
   2) Replicate views and templates for django auth in the above dashboard
   3) Install two factor authentication and replicate admin views/templates
   4) Implement user profile views and templates
      A) View profile
      B) Change password
      C) Activate two factor auth
   5) Implement adminstrator views and templates for users
      A) Basic CRUD actions
      B) Reset password
      C) Reset 2fa

You should use the adminlte bootstrap template(https://adminlte.io/) and use djangotable2 or equivalent for all tables and some other package for rendering the forms properly for that admin template like django-bootstrap4

While developing you are welcome to use the default django admin but all deliverables must work without the django admin being in the installed apps.

Please include links to github or previous examples along with hourly rate and time estimate and or project bids.

 


Hi,

Please PM me if still looking, I have someone great for this job.

Jen Zorina
Webcase.studio

I never got any responses so I ended up doing it myself.
14  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: LocalBitcoins.com Forcing me to Quit? VERY DISAPPOINTED! on: March 31, 2018, 05:45:05 PM
localbitcoins stole 0.2btc from me like 3 years ago. They banned the account for absolutely no logical reason. I had only ever cashed out via moneygram on that account(had no other accounts at the time), had 100% positive feedback and did not use any type of proxy which could have burned the account. They wanted my info but wouldn't give me any sort of rational reason for it. At the time 0.2btc wasn't worth the hassle and now I just don't care. I have thought about causing them a bunch of trouble over it and I still may later on. I sat back 0.2btc last year to match what was stolen and told myself when btc hits 100k I'll spend that 0.2 shitting on their name in every way I can. Either that or I'll just let it go lol
15  Economy / Economics / Re: why do people agree to pay taxes? on: March 31, 2018, 05:00:13 PM
I can't believe people are still posting in this 4 years later.
16  Other / Meta / Re: [SCAM PREVENTION]Remove self-moderation for topics within the marketplace! on: February 26, 2018, 12:50:38 AM
From a scam report about the OP in my previous post



As others have said, never buy direct without escrow from a self moderated thread that is locked all the time.

That's obvious for us, but he is preying on newbies who know no better and that's how he is scamming and that's how he is making money.
17  Other / Meta / Re: [SCAM PREVENTION]Remove self-moderation for topics within the marketplace! on: February 26, 2018, 12:48:02 AM
here is a fresh one

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2838538.0
18  Other / Meta / Re: [SCAM PREVENTION]Remove self-moderate option for topics within the marketplace! on: February 18, 2018, 05:00:44 AM
Great idea! The vast majorty, if not all, self moderated topics in the digital goods board are scams. Allowing self moderated topics is basically allowing scamming to continue.
19  Other / Meta / self moderated posts in the digital goods market place is a bad idea on: February 02, 2018, 04:57:17 AM
I've been meaning to post this for some time but I'm just now getting around to it. I've been successfully trading various things, mostly digital items, here for a little over 3 years and in that time I've found that one of the easiest to spot red flags for goods/digital goods, as well as probably most of the market place, is a self moderated thread. I am pretty sure that the vast majority of the self moderated topics in digital goods are scams. I used to call them out but the post gets deleted by the OP most of the time and sure enough OP ends up burning people. I've never liked when people post negs without proof so I stop at posting in their thread which normally gets deleted.
20  Economy / Goods / [WTS] Fresh 100% Kona Coffee shipped from Kona Hawaii on: December 03, 2017, 12:02:22 AM
I am selling fresh Kona coffee in various grades and green or roasted. I can get both certified 100% Kona and other flavors of hawaiian coffee (roughly 15-20% less). All orders are shipped once daily Monday through Friday at roughly noon HST. All orders are mailed out of Kailua Kona Hawaii.  Right now it is the end of harvest season so I can supply amounts ranging from 0.5lbs to possibly thousands of pounds. Shipping to the mainland US will cost roughly $1 US per pound for large orders. I will give you a shipping quote when you order. I am willing to ship anywhere in the world where I can legally. If exporting green coffee to coffee producing countries be aware that there is an extra step required before it can be exported that will increase the cost roughly 5-10% as well as increase handling time.

Here are a few coffee terms and their meanings:

Estate Coffee: product from one farm, unmixed with beans from other farms, and processed through to roast, unless purchased green, by the estate farm. Generally estate coffee is a blend of Extra Fancy, Fancy and Number 1.

Peaberry: Highest grade available
  • This unique coffee bean comes from coffee cherries that produce only one fruit, instead of the usual two fruits per cherry. According to Wikipedia, approximately 5% of any given coffee tree’s fruits will be peaberry.

Extra Fancy: Largest beans and the fewest permittable defects
  • Size: 19/64 inch, or “Size 19” for Hawaiian coffees which are flat-sided, or not a peaberry.
  • Defects: 8 full defects per 300 grams of coffee, 40 partial defects, or 80 defects with two “pinholes” or less (a pinhole is evidence of bug damage).
  • Extra Fancy coffee commands the highest dollar value of the flat-sided (non-peaberry) beans.

Fancy Coffee
  • Size: Slightly smaller than Extra Fancy: 18/64 inch, or Size 18.
  • Defects: Permits 12 full defects, 60 partial defects, or 120 partial with <2 pinholes.

Number 1
  • Size: 16/64 inch, or Size 16
  • Defects: 18 full defects, 90 partial, 180 with <2 pinholes.



100% Kona Coffee
Peaberry pricing:
7oz: $30 USD
1lbs: $55 USD
3lbs: $125 USD
5lbs: $210 USD
10lbs: $400 USD
Over 10lbs contact for pricing

Estate Coffee blend:

8oz(0.5lbs): $20 USD
1lbs: $35 USD
3lbs: $90 USD
5lbs: $125 USD
10lbs: $210 USD
Over 10lbs contact for pricing




Specific grades and noncertified kona(coffee from other hawaiian regions) available upon request. I generally deal with  estate farms but can go to any roasting house and purchase specific grades if needed. With notice I can supply up to 2,000lbs and maybe more. I can meet or beat almost any supplier's pricing in Kona Hawaii assuming I can verify the pricing, grade, etc offered. Be aware that the cheap prices listed by suppliers is almost always old coffee or lower grades than I mentioned here. The coffee I sell was recently harvested and is only the grades mentioned.


At the moment I can only accept cryptocurrencies including btc, ltc and eth and escrow is welcomed. In a week or so I will be able to accept credit cards, paypal and other payment methods.
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