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February 12, 2013, 06:34:34 AM
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Here's the thread I reported everything in:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=142233.0 (post #10)

All-in-all it was my fault. I feel like a Silly Sally.

Only thing that is keeping my head up is:
1. I think I'll be able to get the money back because it's been less than 24 hours and I have the receipt.
2. I'll get to see the SCAMMER tag
3. Live and learn I guess -- Every time I get more trusting (money wise) with people. Stuff like this always happens.

So yeah, stay away people and any personal information you guys can get would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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February 12, 2013, 06:47:06 AM
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This guy was too obvious when I talked to him. Ran at the sound of "escrowwww"
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February 12, 2013, 07:14:06 PM
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This guy was too obvious when I talked to him. Ran at the sound of "escrowwww"
If it was so obvious, why didnt you tell anyone about it before it he committed his first fraud?


I cannot accuse someone of being a scammer just because they stop responding after I mention using escrow, for all I know they found someone else to deal with. This forum is bad enough for automatic assumptions and accusations.
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February 13, 2013, 07:39:27 PM
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I cannot accuse someone of being a scammer just because they stop responding after I mention using escrow, for all I know they found someone else to deal with. This forum is bad enough for automatic assumptions and accusations.

It's even worse with scammers.

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February 13, 2013, 07:49:59 PM
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I cannot accuse someone of being a scammer just because they stop responding after I mention using escrow, for all I know they found someone else to deal with. This forum is bad enough for automatic assumptions and accusations.

It's even worse with scammers.

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February 15, 2013, 12:22:53 AM
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Want to make sure everybody is everybody is not only up to date, but also I want to document this case just so everybody knows how to handle scammers IF they get scammed.

Here's what i posted in the other thread a few days ago.

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Little update:
I contacted Moneypak first thing in the morning. Pretty much just said that number must have been stolen. They asked simple questions like:
1. Did it look like the moneypak had been tampered with when you got it?
2. Did the cashier look suspicious?
3. Did you give this away to a friend?

I had to fax them over the receipt as well. Was told I would hear back from them in 5 business days UGGGGGGGGGH.

I actually got a call from some odd five digit number yesterday. It was a gentleman from the greendot security team. Had a few questions to me:
- Did I give the code to anybody?
- Was it tampered with?
- Then more penetrating questions like: How long have I been on paypal? what do I use it for? What was I using this card for? Have i used moneypaks before? What were the specifc uses of moneypak?

He was semi-agressive, but I get it, they've got a business to run. So I gave him respect. I faxed (using web-based fax) out the greendot card and receipt again. He let me know they would get back to me in five days.

Going to relax it out for the weekend and try not to worry about it.
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February 20, 2013, 03:28:30 AM
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Good news: Spoke to them today and was today they were going to refund me the $200. It would be in check form (weird) and would get here it 9-12 days. Apparently it's coming from California.
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February 25, 2013, 02:55:04 AM
Last edit: March 13, 2013, 08:14:51 PM by mitty
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Looks like I also fell victim to this guy... I'm surprised he still isn't marked as a scammer.

I paid $1200 via PayPal for 3 BFL singles.  I didn't bother checking around the forums until now since he accepted PayPal, but now that I think about it seems a little strange that he was offering to sell items for less than I was asking.

Hopefully PayPal is as forgiving with chargebacks as they were last time I got scammed...

Update 3/13/2013: Got my money back... wooo paypal!
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