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May 01, 2013, 02:24:20 AM
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Hello Admins and Users,

I recently made a deal with w0mbat. He offered to trade me 14k FTC for my 16.8 BTC. So he took my BTC and I haven't heard from him since. I'm giving him a day or so before I take action. Only because he seemed to go offline as I took too long to send them. (This occurred about 16 hours ago).

Here is the blockchain information:
https://blockchain.info/address/1EsRrVWet1sLjEEmSiqcAN9bbkXtrKjbsm

Unfortunately, it's making my wife cry and is a great deal of money to us. Hope this is just a mistake.

Thanks for reading!
clint25n


Notes:  He first joined in 2011 and never heard anything bad about him. His account was inactive for over a year, but so was mine.
He created an exchange at one time and seemed to have a couple transactions with people, so I believed I could trust him.

Whether he turns out to be the original user, or someone who hacked an account.. his location is logged, and with the proper contacts.. is possible to trace. It would be interesting if someone could be found for grand larceny or something similar for such an action. Even if they couldn't, they could still be dragged through court which comes with more of an expense than the original 16.8 BTC. I'll keep everyone posted and hopefully he's just offline!
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May 01, 2013, 02:28:55 AM
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This indeed is a large amount. I really feel sorry for you, and can understand the feeling since I have been scammed before as well.

This being a btc transaction, I doubt you can do anything at all at this point. Hope this does not hit you too hard. Please, always use escrow for large amount of transaction with non-reputed members. There has been plethora of warnings about inactive accounts getting hacked.

Again, sorry to hear this.
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May 01, 2013, 04:45:03 AM
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This indeed is a large amount. I really feel sorry for you, and can understand the feeling since I have been scammed before as well.

This being a btc transaction, I doubt you can do anything at all at this point. Hope this does not hit you too hard. Please, always use escrow for large amount of transaction with non-reputed members. There has been plethora of warnings about inactive accounts getting hacked.

Again, sorry to hear this.
That is true. Always beware of accounts which came out from hibernation.

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May 01, 2013, 11:41:23 AM
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This indeed is a large amount. I really feel sorry for you, and can understand the feeling since I have been scammed before as well.

This being a btc transaction, I doubt you can do anything at all at this point. Hope this does not hit you too hard. Please, always use escrow for large amount of transaction with non-reputed members. There has been plethora of warnings about inactive accounts getting hacked.

Again, sorry to hear this.
That is true. Always beware of accounts which came out from hibernation.


escrows are important to large trades of BTC.  Wink

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May 02, 2013, 04:38:37 AM
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Curious, according to the block address, the 16.80 BTC were never spent.
Wondering why?

And can an admin compare w0mbats latest IP location with his 2011 IP location to see if they are in the same area?
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May 02, 2013, 05:43:44 AM
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Maybe because the scammer hasn't spent it yet?
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May 03, 2013, 08:55:52 PM
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scammers list


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Beware of scammers ...



use an escrow service.. http://btcrow.com/ looks ok.

read more here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=21544.0;all


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May 04, 2013, 04:47:22 PM
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That sucks dude.  i have been scammed three times recently..the biggest one was for .50 and that hurts so I'm sure 16.8 does unless you are a millionaire. My condolences and just tough to be safe out there.
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May 04, 2013, 06:45:27 PM
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I put together a comprehensive list of what to look out for in a SCAMMER. If you choose not to heed it, its hard to feel sorry for you.

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