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April 13, 2013, 01:44:34 AM
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Hi all,

I am new to this bitcoin thing so maybe I make some mistakes, please bear with me.

I have a friend who just contacted me and told me about this new thing called bitcoins. His situation is that he is in prison serving a sentence for I think 8 years, and he needs me to get his bitcoins.

He said two years ago he wanted to buy drugs on the internet so he used a couple hundred bucks to buy some bitcoins, he said he thinks there are around 30,000 of them but he is not totally sure.

But he never got round to using them and they are still sitting in his computer.

However when my friend was arrested last year the police confiscated his computer. I just asked the police for his computer, they told me because his computer was connected to his drug dealing charges it was confiscated, and it will be sold at public auction later.

My question is should I hire a lawyer to ask for his computer, and even if I got it how on earth do I get these bitcoin thingy back??
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April 13, 2013, 01:47:29 AM
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that is over $3,300,000 WOW. Sadly I doubt you will be getting those bitcoins back, I am pretty sure they will not sell the computer with data on it, so those coins are probably gone.

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April 13, 2013, 01:49:58 AM
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1. Go to auction.
2. Buy computer. Or all the computers if you don't know which one it is. 30k BTC makes that make sense.
3. Huh
4. Profit.

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April 13, 2013, 01:53:07 AM
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yea i agree with the guy above me. But first go to the cops and offer them a few hundred bucks for it and tell them your friend has family photos and stuff that are invaluable.  Thats alot of cash and it would be worth paying whatever its worth to get it.  Worse case they should be able to tell you what lot it is being sold in do you can buy it
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April 13, 2013, 01:53:36 AM
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This must be the troll post of the month, certainly a contender for troll of 2013!

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April 13, 2013, 01:55:05 AM
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The computer is going to have it's hard drive removed when sold.

Thanks for making everyone else richer.
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April 13, 2013, 01:55:43 AM
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1. Go to auction.
2. Buy computer. Or all the computers if you don't know which one it is. 30k BTC makes that make sense.
3. Huh
4. Profit.

But I don't know which auction they will sell it at, and the police don't know either and they can't tell me when the auction will happen.

these pigs are so not helpful I tell ya.

My friend said he really needs the money to hire a good lawyer so he can get out of prison.

We are in NYC and we are dealing with the NYPD if that helps.

Anyone please help?!
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April 13, 2013, 01:56:10 AM
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1. Go to auction.
2. Buy computer. Or all the computers if you don't know which one it is. 30k BTC makes that make sense.
3. Huh
4. Profit.

But I don't know which auction they will sell it at, and the police don't know either and they can't tell me when the auction will happen.

these pigs are so not helpful I tell ya.

My friend said he really needs the money to hire a good lawyer so he can get out of prison.

We are in NYC and we are dealing with the NYPD if that helps.

Anyone please help?!
HDD will be removed, sorry but your friend lost coins.
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April 13, 2013, 01:58:53 AM
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2 years ago 30,000 btc were worth 100k already not just "a couple hundred bucks"
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April 13, 2013, 02:03:56 AM
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1. Go to auction.
2. Buy computer. Or all the computers if you don't know which one it is. 30k BTC makes that make sense.
3. Huh
4. Profit.

But I don't know which auction they will sell it at, and the police don't know either and they can't tell me when the auction will happen.

these pigs are so not helpful I tell ya.

My friend said he really needs the money to hire a good lawyer so he can get out of prison.

We are in NYC and we are dealing with the NYPD if that helps.

Anyone please help?!
HDD will be removed, sorry but your friend lost coins.

Why?? Does that hard drive not belong to my friend??

How can I get it back? That is theft by the NYPD!

Should I pay the money to hire a lawyer? I mean money is tight for me but if I really have to.
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April 13, 2013, 02:06:10 AM
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2 years ago 30,000 btc were worth 100k already not just "a couple hundred bucks"

I don't know the price of these things. I just repeated what my friend told me - he bought these coins a couple of years back for a couple hundred dollars, and he got maybe 30 thousand of them.

For all I know he could be lying to me, it would not be the first time ha. Jack, you always were stupid but oh so adorable Smiley Smiley
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April 13, 2013, 02:07:15 AM
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Drive wiped.
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April 13, 2013, 02:07:41 AM
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And by wiped, I mean by using a drill press.
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April 13, 2013, 02:08:17 AM
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Yes, it's very likely that the private key ahs being lost now.
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April 13, 2013, 02:11:56 AM
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April 13, 2013, 02:24:10 AM
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April 13, 2013, 02:27:22 AM
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If it's really this much, it should be worth the cost of the lawyer if necessary.  If they believed his computer was connected to his charges, they probably imaged the hard disk when they seized it.  I would think (don't know) your friend would be entitled to a copy of that data, or at least was entitled to it for his defense if there was a trial.  So, there could still be a copy of the data somewhere.  If you're not trolling, it's worth investigating the options.

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April 13, 2013, 02:27:58 AM
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Hi all,

I am new to this bitcoin thing so maybe I make some mistakes, please bear with me.

I have a friend who just contacted me and told me about this new thing called bitcoins. His situation is that he is in prison serving a sentence for I think 8 years, and he needs me to get his bitcoins.

He said two years ago he wanted to buy drugs on the internet so he used a couple hundred bucks to buy some bitcoins, he said he thinks there are around 30,000 of them but he is not totally sure.

But he never got round to using them and they are still sitting in his computer.

However when my friend was arrested last year the police confiscated his computer. I just asked the police for his computer, they told me because his computer was connected to his drug dealing charges it was confiscated, and it will be sold at public auction later.

My question is should I hire a lawyer to ask for his computer, and even if I got it how on earth do I get these bitcoin thingy back??

Hire a lawyer is a pretty good idea, don'tcha think?
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April 13, 2013, 02:48:46 AM
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Hi all,

I am new to this bitcoin thing so maybe I make some mistakes, please bear with me.

I have a friend who just contacted me and told me about this new thing called bitcoins. His situation is that he is in prison serving a sentence for I think 8 years, and he needs me to get his bitcoins.

He said two years ago he wanted to buy drugs on the internet so he used a couple hundred bucks to buy some bitcoins, he said he thinks there are around 30,000 of them but he is not totally sure.

But he never got round to using them and they are still sitting in his computer.

However when my friend was arrested last year the police confiscated his computer. I just asked the police for his computer, they told me because his computer was connected to his drug dealing charges it was confiscated, and it will be sold at public auction later.

My question is should I hire a lawyer to ask for his computer, and even if I got it how on earth do I get these bitcoin thingy back??

That's hard to believe, he would've had to buy quite some time ago.
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