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June 01, 2015, 06:03:16 PM
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I have unfortunately being the victim of a scam out of escrow for €7,000. I had many good trades with this individual before. I don't have all his details but I'm building a better picture of him each day, he is from Ireland but currently living in Canada. I'm not sure how best to go about this, is there any legal trouble I might get into if I mention his name here on the forum etc? Any advice much appreciated.

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June 01, 2015, 08:41:32 PM
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Hi guys,

I have unfortunately being the victim of a scam out of escrow for €7,000. I had many good trades with this individual before. I don't have all his details but I'm building a better picture of him each day, he is from Ireland but currently living in Canada. I'm not sure how best to go about this, is there any legal trouble I might get into if I mention his name here on the forum etc? Any advice much appreciated.

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Doxxing or mentioning names of users is not allowed on the forum anymore. You can however post his username on localbitcoin to warn other members who might trade with him, along with the proof of trade. How did he scam out of escrow ? Did he win the dispute ?
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June 01, 2015, 11:44:19 PM
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please explain, how was it u got scammed on lbc? what do u mean by out of escrow?

i thought escrow on lbc was mostly safe
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June 02, 2015, 12:23:43 AM
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Hi guys,

I have unfortunately being the victim of a scam out of escrow for €7,000. I had many good trades with this individual before. I don't have all his details but I'm building a better picture of him each day, he is from Ireland but currently living in Canada. I'm not sure how best to go about this, is there any legal trouble I might get into if I mention his name here on the forum etc? Any advice much appreciated.

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Doxxing or mentioning names of users is not allowed on the forum anymore. You can however post his username on localbitcoin to warn other members who might trade with him, along with the proof of trade. How did he scam out of escrow ? Did he win the dispute ?
I think doxing and releasing names are allowed here, i've only seen mods remove highly sensitive data such as SSNs and bank account information

Dox threads

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1071281.0

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=704289.0

as you can see in the first link, mods only removes the ssn

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June 02, 2015, 02:50:06 PM
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When I said out of escrow I meant the trade was initiated through localbitcoins local cash ad, the escrow was never enabled. I had trade with this user on several occasions outside and within escrow, all trades were done through bank transfer. Maybe mentioning localbitcoins in the title was wrong as it is not a localbitcoin issue. The person in question is not very active on localbitcoins, hasn't logged in 2 months.
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June 02, 2015, 04:08:58 PM
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Can you elaborate this more? Did you sent him bitcoins or bank wire?
You can post his details on forum and bitcoin address etc too, You can contact localbitcoins and ask about his IP address/mobile number and email ID etc, I'm sure they will help you.
Ps: Never ever go first with anyone unless you have sufficient info about buyer/seller and you are capable of recovering your money if something goes wrong.
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June 02, 2015, 04:12:13 PM
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When I said out of escrow I meant the trade was initiated through localbitcoins local cash ad, the escrow was never enabled. I had trade with this user on several occasions outside and within escrow, all trades were done through bank transfer. Maybe mentioning localbitcoins in the title was wrong as it is not a localbitcoin issue. The person in question is not very active on localbitcoins, hasn't logged in 2 months.

Ouch, sorry for the loss.

But, def even doing cash deals I`d still do escrow option more heavily next time, despite the # of transactions. Also, if its a connection you made through localbitcoins and started to trade off that site and started to do wire transfers?

Unfortunately the reverse wire transfers is before the recipient actually get the funds, but thats not the case here.
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