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March 26, 2013, 03:57:51 PM
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I have been scammed once, although I didn't lose anything I had a torrid time with the Police.
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March 26, 2013, 05:24:48 PM
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I have been scammed once, although I didn't lose anything I had a torrid time with the Police.

Not yet. Thank god!


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March 26, 2013, 05:29:28 PM
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I've been scammed a few times, mostly when dealing with freelancers/contractors. (tip, never assume and don't be too trusting, everyone in this world is out to screw you one way or another)
Learnt by my mistakes though hopefully, now everything is agreed in writing and touch wood I haven't had any major issues in the last 5 years or so.

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March 26, 2013, 05:42:05 PM
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I've been scammed a few times, mostly when dealing with freelancers/contractors. (tip, never assume and don't be too trusting, everyone in this world is out to screw you one way or another)
Learnt by my mistakes though hopefully, now everything is agreed in writing and touch wood I haven't had any major issues in the last 5 years or so.

Yeah man, learn from mistakes.
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March 26, 2013, 05:47:04 PM
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On Ebay once. Kinda figured they were scamming a head of time, but didn't care to go through the hassle of getting my $10 back.

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March 26, 2013, 06:22:57 PM
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Never got scamed. Few times did so called reverse scam. Got items + refund from eBay scammers, talked Nigerian scam into sending prepaid cellphone to me and then revealed to be baiter.

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March 26, 2013, 06:29:59 PM
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I have once, for the price of a 6990. He got caught and recieved a sentence. I havent seen any of my money tough, I do have he's info nowdays so I suppose I could reack all sorts of havock if I felt like it. Havent bothered so far.

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March 26, 2013, 06:45:11 PM
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You could sell such great standing eBay account on black market for more than 25$ and then claim it was hacked. You keep the fake ball, get money and get the account back after it have gone postal.

It is only reasonable to buy fake items that are known to be repairable such as reprogrammed flash drives or fake women bags that can be resold on street. Purchasing fake dildo that breaks when used is not good idea.

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March 26, 2013, 07:44:12 PM
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eBay is too big to fail. Also noobs prefer eBay because of eBay almost every time is on buyer side. To the extent that eBay itself might be considered scam by some people. Sellers have much harder time and I'm not the only one complaining.

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March 26, 2013, 08:01:34 PM
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I bought $1000 in "refurbished" computers... which turned out to be broken pieces of shit. Ebay required me to have a manufacturers authorized repair center give an estimate of the repairs... problem is the only one is 2000 miles away. When I ebay found out I sent the repair center pictures rather than all 10 machines, they denied my claim.


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March 26, 2013, 08:17:19 PM
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Yes it is also know fact that ebay requires authorized papers or destruction of item in question. The good thing is that the paperwork can be easily forged.

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March 26, 2013, 08:32:57 PM
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Yes it is also know fact that ebay requires authorized papers or destruction of item in question. The good thing is that the paperwork can be easily forged.
Sometimes they just require photos. 

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-01-04/strategy/30587786_1_paypal-counterfeit-goods-antique-violin


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March 26, 2013, 10:46:15 PM
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Yes I know about that violin case. The pictures could be faked, like destroying cheap 10$ one instead of original. You cannot tell what it was if it is destroyed good enough.

This is plain retarded. This is one reason why Bitcoin is much better than PayPAl. Blockchain does not offer refunds for destroying items.

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March 26, 2013, 10:49:29 PM
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I'm not sure if I've ever been scammed, but I once had a portion of my identity stolen.  The thief got ahold of my GayPal and Skype account, and attempted to purchase some Skype service for 100 pounds...weirdest thing ever.  Anyway, I shut both off, changed the passwords, and complained to GayPal that I had 100 pounds in limbo.  Mind you, I'm an American, so this should've been fishy to begin with.  GayPal said they saw no unusual activity and gave me the metaphorical middle finger.

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March 26, 2013, 10:54:26 PM
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I cannot imagine why someone would need to buy Skype credits if he did not intend to keep the skype account. Probably You just got lucky to get them back. How it get compromised? Guessed or stolen password because logged into skype from another computer not under your control?

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March 26, 2013, 11:01:31 PM
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I cannot imagine why someone would need to buy Skype credits if he did not intend to keep the skype account. Probably You just got lucky to get them back. How it get compromised? Guessed or stolen password because logged into skype from another computer not under your control?

At the time I was using an Internet connection provided by a hotel--the network probably wasn't at all secure.  I still can't figure out what he was planning to do with the credits, or why they were purchased in pounds, and if he was actually from the UK, how he managed to crack both my PayPal and my Skype.  I think the currency denomination was a distraction; it was probably another resident.  I've never been hacked on my own private connection at home, so I really don't know how he got into them...if not through a security problem with the hotel.

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March 26, 2013, 11:45:29 PM
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Early versions of Skype send the password to auth servers in plaintext. This is unbelievable but true. Probably it was before 2.x versions came out.

Skype and PayPal accounts were linkable in past. Probably he somehow got Skype password and purchased credits with linked PayPal acc. British Punds will appear as default payment method if the IP address originates from UK. Probably Proxy was located there.

WiFi is not that powerful even if controlled by sniffing hacker. He cannot do much to encrypted traffic, probably he can hijack session cookies from some services you visit that are not encrypted.

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March 28, 2013, 12:22:17 AM
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Yes I know about that violin case. The pictures could be faked, like destroying cheap 10$ one instead of original. You cannot tell what it was if it is destroyed good enough.

This is plain retarded. This is one reason why Bitcoin is much better than PayPAl. Blockchain does not offer refunds for destroying items.

What would happen if the violin was really fake. The article does not tell you the other side of the story.
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March 28, 2013, 12:01:22 PM
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Yes I know about that violin case. The pictures could be faked, like destroying cheap 10$ one instead of original. You cannot tell what it was if it is destroyed good enough.

This is plain retarded. This is one reason why Bitcoin is much better than PayPAl. Blockchain does not offer refunds for destroying items.

What would happen if the violin was really fake. The article does not tell you the other side of the story.

Even fake violin make sounds. There is no pint to destroying anything that works.

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