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March 22, 2013, 02:08:29 PM
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Everybody should avoid doing any business with user: snixed

He is a low post count member that frankly lured me right into an easy scam. I recognize that I completely overlooked a bunch of red flags and could have done any number of things to avoid this problem. He directed me to use escrow through a site called sell-bitcoins.com which was clearly a hoax, but I went for it.

So, please learn from my mistakes. When doing OTC trades, PLEASE PLEASE:
1. Trade with TRUSTED members.
2. Get onto IRC #bitcoin-otc and ASK QUESTIONS! If you have any doubt in your mind whatsoever on a trade, the good people there will help you!
3. Only trade with authenticated members.
4. Get opinions on REAL and trusted escrow sites if you are going to use escrow. Don't simply trust the word of who you are doing business with that an escrow site is legit, ask other people, they know!
5. Trade large amounts in multiple smaller increments, your money's security is worth the added time.
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March 22, 2013, 03:05:02 PM
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Everybody should avoid doing any business with user: snixed

He is a low post count member that frankly lured me right into an easy scam. I recognize that I completely overlooked a bunch of red flags and could have done any number of things to avoid this problem. He directed me to use escrow through a site called sell-bitcoins.com which was clearly a hoax, but I went for it.

So, please learn from my mistakes. When doing OTC trades, PLEASE PLEASE:
1. Trade with TRUSTED members.
2. Get onto IRC #bitcoin-otc and ASK QUESTIONS! If you have any doubt in your mind whatsoever on a trade, the good people there will help you!
3. Only trade with authenticated members.
4. Get opinions on REAL and trusted escrow sites if you are going to use escrow. Don't simply trust the word of who you are doing business with that an escrow site is legit, ask other people, they know!
5. Trade large amounts in multiple smaller increments, your money's security is worth the added time.
Uh, obviously you have to trust the escrow used. A list of some escrows can be found here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=108716.0
Also, never touch deals that is too good to be true, or the user seems to be desperate. Do some searching around for the user/escrow/service you want to deal with, and check their feedback.

Do you mean this member: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76428 ? Where did you conduct this trade with him; OTC or on forum? Please provide supporting details like SS's or messages if possible.

My BTC Tip Jar: 1Pgvfy19uwtYe5o9dg3zZsAjgCPt3XZqz9 , GPG ID: B3AAEEB0 ,OTC ID: johnthedong
Escrow service is available on a case by case basis! (PM Me to verify I'm the escrow!)

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