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February 22, 2017, 01:23:19 PM
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A few months ago, I won 3 brass XMR coins from smoothie by participating the auction for his "King Kamehameha" coins. I decided to fund it and have it shipped without any tracking. I ended up getting an envelope that was cut into and then re-sealed by customs. The coins were stolen.

I opened this thread just to say what the serial numbers are of the stolen coins. If you come across coins with either of these serial numbers, please contact me.

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I have an open investigation running with the people at customs, but it looks like it won't amount to much. This incident is purely my fault for not securing the shipment. Lesson to be learnt: Always use a safer shipping option.














 

 

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February 22, 2017, 01:32:09 PM
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That sucks man :/. I'll keep my eye on eBay for you!

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February 22, 2017, 01:47:50 PM
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Ahh man how annoying! I'm often tempted to skip on the tracking option to save money as I've never had anything go missing but knowing my luck the first time i did it this would happen to me!

Sometimes u gotta learn the hard way. Hope they turn up  Wink


 
 
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February 22, 2017, 02:51:13 PM
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They are really crossing the line recently, postage everywhere sucks!

Not the first package i have seen to have been stolen

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February 22, 2017, 04:04:53 PM
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I feel for ya man!

What a nasty piece of work whoever took the coins is!


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February 22, 2017, 04:54:05 PM
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Oh no! Hope you will find your coins some day!

UPS and FEDEX are reliable so far but of course expensive. Never had any issues with them and they have a relative acurate tracking.

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February 22, 2017, 06:45:44 PM
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Quite unfortunate, thanks for sharing the #'s so the community knows which ones to look out for.   Smiley


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February 22, 2017, 06:52:54 PM
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Sorry to read about your lost / stolen coins, miffman.

Out of curiosity, were the coins shipped inside a heavy-duty, padded envelope (the typical 7x4" Kraft bubble-lined variety) or a standard letter envelope?

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February 22, 2017, 07:35:26 PM
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Sorry to read about your lost / stolen coins, miffman.

Out of curiosity, were the coins shipped inside a heavy-duty, padded envelope (the typical 7x4" Kraft bubble-lined variety) or a standard letter envelope?

Regards,
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am pretty sure that it was standard letter envelope , as i have noticed they get stolen easily
but let's wait to hear from OP
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February 22, 2017, 07:44:33 PM
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I am surprised that Smoothie would opt to ship funded XMR coins via a standard envelope without tracking. And why were they funded before the confirmation of receipt, especially since they were shipped without tracking in a standard envelope?

I am sorry to hear about this miffman.  Sad

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Thanks for the kind words all, hopefully I end up getting these coins.  Sad



Sorry to read about your lost / stolen coins, miffman.

Out of curiosity, were the coins shipped inside a heavy-duty, padded envelope (the typical 7x4" Kraft bubble-lined variety) or a standard letter envelope?

Regards,
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It was a standard letter envelope.



I am surprised that Smoothie would opt to ship funded XMR coins via a standard envelope without tracking. And why were they funded before the confirmation of receipt, especially since they were shipped without tracking in a standard envelope?

I am sorry to hear about this miffman.  Sad

The coins itself were giveaway coins so shipping was free with it. I decided to fund it and save on shipping. (It normally costs 30-50$)

I was given the address and then funded them myself before it shipped. It seemed okay (to me) to ship since there were no other incidents like this, and many people received giveaway coins. I should have been a bit more responsible, but I guess it's a lesson well learnt and one that I can share here.














 

 

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February 23, 2017, 08:31:12 AM
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Ouch man..  Sorry for your lost.. I hope your coins will reapear somewhere one day.. But unfortunaly its 100% sure it was customs or someone to postal service..
I had a problem like this one in the past too, with 10 serpcoins series 2: the package arrived a bit opened and someone had stolen 2 of the 10 coins. ..  Thats sucks..
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I'm really surprised that smoothie sent funded coins in a plain envelope. Sad
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February 24, 2017, 06:09:10 AM
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Out of curiosity, how much were the coins funded with?

It is possible that the thief redeemed the XMR that the coins were funded with and threw the coins in the trash (this would result in less evidence to lead back to the thief).

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February 24, 2017, 06:44:59 AM
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Out of curiosity, how much were the coins funded with?

It is possible that the thief redeemed the XMR that the coins were funded with and threw the coins in the trash (this would result in less evidence to lead back to the thief).


Miffman was provided the digital certificates that prove the coins were funded.

If indeed they were redeemed, their key images would be spent and searchable on the XMR blockchain.

As far as finding a trail back to the thief, I would imagine that would be a difficult task to accomplish given how opaque monero is. This is the first known theft of any of my coins that were shipped out, so perhaps I am wrong.

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Out of curiosity, how much were the coins funded with?

It is possible that the thief redeemed the XMR that the coins were funded with and threw the coins in the trash (this would result in less evidence to lead back to the thief).


Miffman was provided the digital certificates that prove the coins were funded.

If indeed they were redeemed, their key images would be spent and searchable on the XMR blockchain.

As far as finding a trail back to the thief, I would imagine that would be a difficult task to accomplish given how opaque monero is. This is the first known theft of any of my coins that were shipped out, so perhaps I am wrong.

I just checked the key image of each coin, and they're all unspent. I'm not sure whether the thief even knows how to redeem the coins, since the instruction paper was left in the envelope.














 

 

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Out of curiosity, how much were the coins funded with?

It is possible that the thief redeemed the XMR that the coins were funded with and threw the coins in the trash (this would result in less evidence to lead back to the thief).


Miffman was provided the digital certificates that prove the coins were funded.

If indeed they were redeemed, their key images would be spent and searchable on the XMR blockchain.

As far as finding a trail back to the thief, I would imagine that would be a difficult task to accomplish given how opaque monero is. This is the first known theft of any of my coins that were shipped out, so perhaps I am wrong.

I just checked the key image of each coin, and they're all unspent. I'm not sure whether the thief even knows how to redeem the coins, since the instruction paper was left in the envelope.

Thanks for letting us know.

I'm of the same mindset wondering if the thief knows how to redeem them or not.

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