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June 14, 2013, 08:39:27 PM
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I'm going to stop updating this list. Nobody ever pays attention to it anyway.

I know what that's like Sad

All you are concerned about is what 'YOU guys' think is wrong. Like a loan request, you never consider the things like a high risk trade, the fact that someone is actually providing his real identification docs etc... no wonder this thread is useless.


BUT on the contrary you are doing a good job with an apparently good intent, but this is too much power for a single man. For all I know you can use this thread to extort someone.

None the less, this will and might reduce some chances of fraudency BUT it also destroys credibility based on false assumptions, but this doesnt mean I like either of you. Angry

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June 14, 2013, 08:45:30 PM
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What does BTCJam do if someone defaults on a loan?

I see a few that I know are from deadbeats on this board.

Will BTCJam attempt to recover the funds from the scammer(s) via legal action?

All they did was collect people's ID and facebook page and a utility bill etc.  What do they do with that information if someone defaults?  Do they call the authorities?

THEY DID NOTHING on the investments that I made.

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June 15, 2013, 09:51:39 PM
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How to spot a scammer?
Just look at his Trust. Wink
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June 22, 2013, 12:02:05 PM
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boss. here's a loan bennett616 failed to pay me.  doesn't respond to pm.  please put him a scammer tag.  thanks.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=226609.0

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June 25, 2013, 04:50:17 AM
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boss. here's a loan bennett616 failed to pay me.  doesn't respond to pm.  please put him a scammer tag.  thanks.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=226609.0

Will update the list. Thanks for the update, and sorry to hear he didn't follow through.

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June 26, 2013, 04:26:29 AM
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Great Thread, Thank You for this Tomatocage   Good Stuff Grin

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July 04, 2013, 12:08:55 PM
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July 06, 2013, 01:20:37 AM
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you gotta put juneteenth on this list.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=127112
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August 19, 2013, 04:18:27 AM
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All I have to say is let us not hate on noobs too much... I realize that being new begs the question.. maybe they just joined to gain something.. but some are new for legitimate  reasons like myself.. let hating others be done with =D

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November 04, 2013, 12:56:00 PM
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thanks for the info.

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November 22, 2013, 09:28:25 PM
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Maybe this is the wrong place to post this question, but based on this list of scammer flags it is going to be very very hard for a newbie to establish him/herself as being trustworthy in the community.

So... how does a newbie prove trustworthiness? I've posted here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=342125.0 trying to stimulate some trades and I have done two successful trades with LocalBitcoins.com and received positive feedback both times. https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/alexmarkley/feedback/unconf/

But again, based on this thread it seems like I have a long uphill climb.

3. Use of a seemingly realistic first/last name as their forum account name
4. Signs posts with full name

In particular, these two red flags seem like a pain in the butt to me. I totally get why a scammer would try to falsely establish trust by using a fake-but-realistic name. But what about those of us who have invested a lot of real world effort into building a trustworthy name? I value my name a lot.

Any thoughts or advice on this?

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November 25, 2013, 12:56:03 PM
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Was great to read this thread.

Great advice.

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November 25, 2013, 10:58:34 PM
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Thanks, I have been considering peer to peer lending as a means to get more RoI out of my portfolio but this is making me think twice

Then you need to think about eighteen more times.   Shocked

From first-hand experience - The bigger the trust, the bigger the scam.

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November 29, 2013, 03:45:04 AM
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In particular, these two red flags seem like a pain in the butt to me. I totally get why a scammer would try to falsely establish trust by using a fake-but-realistic name. But what about those of us who have invested a lot of real world effort into building a trustworthy name? I value my name a lot.
Any thoughts or advice on this?

You value your name - no one else does.  You have to prove your value to us with your contributions to the community.  There are no shortcuts.

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November 30, 2013, 04:46:02 PM
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I value my name a lot.

You value your name - no one else does.  You have to prove your value to us with your contributions to the community.  There are no shortcuts.

I agree. I'm not looking for shortcuts, just hoping to avoid getting red-flagged simply for using my real name.

Can you give any pointers on, "contributions to the community?" I've been doing some trades and I've put up some products for sale on coingig. I have a software development background but no time to contribute patches etc.. I've made some posts here on the forum, but I don't want to wantonly post all over the place.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

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December 21, 2013, 07:48:18 PM
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i most liked on thread "Newbies, NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH OTHER NEWBIES, EVER."
The other newbie might be bad guy... good point.
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March 26, 2014, 07:46:55 AM
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You're only 99.9% right as I'm a newbie and I'm trading in high volume without a problem; however I also attract lots of scams which I know how to fight back.
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April 02, 2014, 07:53:04 AM
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Very helpful,but I'm surprised dank is not on the list.

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June 13, 2014, 06:31:56 AM
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Updated OP to include:

13. Any user who tries to get you to use escrow through Escrow.com is a scammer, PERIOD.

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June 18, 2014, 03:27:51 AM
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Some info here (BTCJam related): http://btcjamscam.com/

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