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November 07, 2012, 03:50:16 AM
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I'm really shocked to say this but...

+1 tomato!

I found this informative, I think the "I just got scammed I need a loan" is probably the most common thing that I have seen so far, what % (rough) would you say of gift cards for sale turn out to be actual scams?  I have not yet bought one because I have been considering the transactions for them too risky.

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November 07, 2012, 04:24:31 PM
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Thanks, UM.

Added two new loan requests to the OP:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120647.0 Metta28 (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122729.0 RantinRave (Pending)

Also added the current status of the requester.

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November 07, 2012, 06:38:24 PM
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This is actually a helpful post.   I havent been a member for a very long time but i used to lurk as a guest for a few months before I became a member.
   I've noticed that lending to newbs has slowed way down and possibly come to a halt.

 I remember seeing post from a guy fresh out the newbie section and i believe he recieved a total of 60-80btc(i think he paid them all back)
  That was in june or early july If i remember correctly.        I could not see that ever happening again.   Which is a good thing.

 People are sticking to lending to established members and even then making sure they get the right legal info they need.
  drivers license
  utility bill
  signed agreement to repay the loan.

I'm currently asking for a loan on the forum. I have a great repayment history on btcjam and could get a loan easily on that website.

Even with the rep I was able to get from having otc, buying bitcoins with paypal, and btcjam.  I dont expect to see my loan funded.

 When I was starting out and people accused me of being a scammer(especially you tomato) which hopefully I've done enough to prove I'm here for the long term and am just an honest person.

I think if you are going to keep a watch list for new users thats a great idea.... as long as you update it often and dont yell scammer until its happened.

 being on the watch list is not the same as being labeled a scammer and is less likely to push new members away.

I used btcjam to get all of my previous loans. I believe its a great place for new people who are in search of a loan to get started.

 The forum loans section should be strictly for members who meet a certain criteria.   It should be another branch you achieve access to, just as you have to achieve certain criteria to post outside of the newbie section.

 there could also be a sticky list of people who want to actively lend.  each can post their requirements and rates and potential lendees could P.M. whichever lender he chooses.  and the lender can decide if he wants to take the risk.

 anyway....I like what youre doing here, as ive learned there are other ways to get loans and gain rep outside of the forum.

keep up the watchlist  and make sure you update non-scammers as well as scammers.

  peace

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November 09, 2012, 08:33:21 AM
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There are some new loan requests showing up that fit the typical scam cookie cuter template. Lenders beware.

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November 15, 2012, 08:14:37 PM
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Updated the OP to reflect the successful loans. 

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November 19, 2012, 07:27:11 AM
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This loan was paid back in full and on time.
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November 19, 2012, 07:30:58 AM
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Thanks, good to hear! I'll update the OP.

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November 27, 2012, 05:07:37 PM
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Updated.

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November 27, 2012, 05:48:37 PM
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Has anyone reported the scammers to theymos to get scammer tags?
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November 29, 2012, 11:04:04 PM
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Updated.

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December 03, 2012, 01:37:44 AM
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Updated.

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December 06, 2012, 08:42:36 PM
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December 06, 2012, 08:48:55 PM
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You should add

11. Has already a scammer tag

to that list.

LOL

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December 06, 2012, 08:53:35 PM
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I would, but nobody is that stupid.. I hope.

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December 06, 2012, 10:22:26 PM
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You should add

11. Has already a scammer tag

to that list.

LOL

Now that's funny. 

But then again only Dakster would try that.  Probably already took too many punches to the head!
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December 11, 2012, 04:57:36 AM
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7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards/codes/Steam games of any kind (they'll often be purchased with stolen CC info, leaving you holding the bag later on down the road)

Just noticed this one, interesting that could explain why no one wanna buy my steam account? I admit the game are kinda old, but classic and cheap as hell, mind to confirm this, cause if thats true, i could be concidered in the suspicious newbi who jumped out from the newbi zone then?
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December 11, 2012, 12:50:45 PM
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7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards/codes/Steam games of any kind (they'll often be purchased with stolen CC info, leaving you holding the bag later on down the road)

Just noticed this one, interesting that could explain why no one wanna buy my steam account? I admit the game are kinda old, but classic and cheap as hell, mind to confirm this, cause if thats true, i could be concidered in the suspicious newbi who jumped out from the newbi zone then?

You can get past this if you offer to accept escrow for your trade.

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December 11, 2012, 12:57:03 PM
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i thought about this, but escrow mean more fee%, thats why i offered to give stuff first, did thats not enought from your opinion?
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December 11, 2012, 01:28:36 PM
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Giving first is even better. The only one that could get scammed is you. So don't worry about this point.

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December 11, 2012, 09:08:04 PM
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Thanks for your answer, its clear and helpfull, if only could be scamed its all good assuming i'm dealing with old time member i guess.
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