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February 24, 2017, 12:16:45 AM
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What happened:

I made a post looking for Starbucks gift cards. I recieved a PM from Darkwinde saying to contact through skype. After negotiating user agreed to sell me $100 Starbucks for $50. Normally I'd use escrow but given their hero member account I stupidly agreed to send half first and half after. After sending the $25 the seller immediately stopped responding.

Scammers Profile Link:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=233771

Reference Link:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1801217.new#new

Amount Scammed:

$25

Payment Method:

Bitcoin

Proof of Payment:

https://blockchain.info/tx/28a1d6ebc3a40fb998a926000432ac6ff169e9081d5d993b1156a2bab7ce7ae4

PM/Chat Logs:

http://i.imgur.com/g3KuDi4.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/eo94TdN.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/I7IXZPI.jpg

Additional Notes:

Apparently a new user is also accusing them of scamming. Not sure if it's credible or not, but I think it's likely that Darkwinde is PMing other users looking to scam them. Darkwinde's email has also been changed recently.
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February 24, 2017, 07:17:41 AM
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It would be better to use an escrow regardless of the rank of the member you are making the deal with, because some of the accounts might be hacked or sold.
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February 24, 2017, 07:19:45 AM
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seems like people buy hero accounts to scam... but they worth 25$ bucks?
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February 24, 2017, 07:23:05 AM
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sorry for your loss.

The email was reset before sending the bitcoins? Any way someone from DT should tag that member.

seems like people buy hero accounts to scam... but they worth 25$ bucks?

No Hero Accounts worth At least .2BTC (Maybe a little bit cheap not sure)


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February 24, 2017, 07:28:24 AM
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The account probably got hacked , he didn't post for a long time (since 19th January) after changing his password on 20th February, he starting posting again.

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He could've simply sell the account and get more then 25$ but the fact that he decided to scam instead means that he is not able to provide a signed message to sell his account which again , makes me think that this account got hacked.

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February 24, 2017, 08:39:26 AM
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The account probably got hacked , he didn't post for a long time (since 19th January) after changing his password on 20th February, he starting posting again.

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He could've simply sell the account and get more then 25$ but the fact that he decided to scam instead means that he is not able to provide a signed message to sell his account which again , makes me think that this account got hacked.

Thanks for explanation now I understand better the things.
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February 24, 2017, 10:22:40 AM
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Thanks for explanation now I understand better the things.
Generally you look for password and email changes. After this you can look whether the user had any recent successful trade history. This is not the case with this user. It's unfortunate that you've suffered a loss. Anyhow, I have tagged them.

It would be better to use an escrow regardless of the rank of the member you are making the deal with, because some of the accounts might be hacked or sold.
Definitely. This makes the trade 99% safer if we consider potential escrow exit scams (which are not likely with small amounts of money).

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February 24, 2017, 10:41:43 AM
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Its definitely a hacked account.

Sudden activity on the 22nd/23rd selling/buying stuff

He's here trying to sell a Merched Amazon account: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1780094.msg17935880#msg17935880
A Thevault.bz account for 175$: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1788264.msg17935888#msg17935888
An Amazon Prime Account for sale here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1797905.msg17936134#msg17936134
And here looking to sell a Blackhatworld account :https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1801862.msg17950554#msg17950554

Stay away from this guy.

Hope the real owner gets his account back
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February 24, 2017, 04:48:59 PM
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Thanks for your support. I mainly just wanted to make sure people were warned. The transaction just felt wrong the entire time and it's my own fault for getting scammed. Given how active he's been lately I just wanted people knew what he's up to.
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February 26, 2017, 11:14:19 AM
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Hello,

The old account owner contacted me and it is definately a hacked account.
Do not trade with him.

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