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August 03, 2017, 03:22:49 AM
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What happened: I posted task to get an e-book for some btc.
He PM me said that he can provide it for $10.
He don't want to go first.
I asked him for screenshot of pages.
He gave me only 1 screenshot.
Because I really need this e-book for my thesis and I think that escrow will make me to wait longer, I decided to go first.
I sent the money, then he didn't give a shit about me.


Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72604

Reference Link: https://blockchain.info/tx/c72f6aa5d5adda55344a75e7d9efbb4a12fe2b3525ea5d73dc2a73b5ffb96fcd
Amount Scammed: $10
Payment Method: BTC
Proof of Payment: https://blockchain.info/tx/c72f6aa5d5adda55344a75e7d9efbb4a12fe2b3525ea5d73dc2a73b5ffb96fcd
PM/Chat Logs: https://prnt.sc/g3pcg7
Additional Notes: FORTUNATELY, a member of this forum "gr8fuldea" told me that I could get the book for very cheap price in
https://ebooks.wtf for $2 btc

I told him, it was too late. I've already ripped off by "?"
He willing to help me, he bought it for me.
I am really grateful for him. He is my live saver.
I want to pay him $10 paypal, but he refused.
He said that he don't mind to help people for education.
Thank you gr8fuldea  Grin

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August 03, 2017, 07:31:25 AM
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Please do follow this format to report scammed accusation

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[b][color=black]What happened:: [/color][/b]

[b][color=black]Scammers Profile Link: [/color][/b]

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[b][color=black]PM/Chat Logs: [/color][/b]
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And please leave a negative feedback to those who being accused to warned others. And thats the reason if you dont use an escrow even its only $5 to give this scammers zero chance to scam.

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August 03, 2017, 10:52:12 AM
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Nice, thanks for editing your OP to fit the scam report format. It makes our lives so much easier to just scan through a template and it makes comprehending the situation objectively so much easier for everyone.



The user in question is already tagged by lauda.

Honestly, i don't blame you. I wouldn't be bothered to escrow for $10 either, and i don't think that any escrow would be willing to waste tx fees on such a small trade. But what you can do though, since this is involving a somewhat tangible item that paypal recognizes(and you do have paypal it seems) you could have paid by paypal which was reversible. This is a strategy i use when purchasing small items, i always try to pay by paypal goods and services. Obviously if he insisted on bitcoin payment then that's a completely different story.

Thankfully you've learned your lesson of using escrow when trading with bitcoin with a relatively small amount, hopefully you don't get ripped off for hundreds like people do on a daily basis here.

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August 03, 2017, 12:37:24 PM
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Nice, thanks for editing your OP to fit the scam report format. It makes our lives so much easier to just scan through a template and it makes comprehending the situation objectively so much easier for everyone.



The user in question is already tagged by lauda.

Honestly, i don't blame you. I wouldn't be bothered to escrow for $10 either, and i don't think that any escrow would be willing to waste tx fees on such a small trade. But what you can do though, since this is involving a somewhat tangible item that paypal recognizes(and you do have paypal it seems) you could have paid by paypal which was reversible. This is a strategy i use when purchasing small items, i always try to pay by paypal goods and services. Obviously if he insisted on bitcoin payment then that's a completely different story.

Thankfully you've learned your lesson of using escrow when trading with bitcoin with a relatively small amount, hopefully you don't get ripped off for hundreds like people do on a daily basis here.

Thank you, Lesson learned.
The thing about paypal is, I have to educate myself. Because I also got scammed $111 via option "send to family and friends"
I don't know what's the difference with the send money to pay goods/service.
The seller insist to send the payment via family and friend. And I sent it.
It turns out that it's not reversible. Except if you use the fund from your credit card.
It's indeed very important to learn and question agenda of the person we have deal with.

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June 18, 2018, 12:37:48 PM
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What happened: I posted task to get an e-book for some btc.
He PM me said that he can provide it for $10.
He don't want to go first.
I asked him for screenshot of pages.
He gave me only 1 screenshot.
Because I really need this e-book for my thesis and I think that escrow will make me to wait longer, I decided to go first.
I sent the money, then he didn't give a shit about me.


Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72604

Reference Link: https://blockchain.info/tx/c72f6aa5d5adda55344a75e7d9efbb4a12fe2b3525ea5d73dc2a73b5ffb96fcd
Amount Scammed: $10
Payment Method: BTC
Proof of Payment: https://blockchain.info/tx/c72f6aa5d5adda55344a75e7d9efbb4a12fe2b3525ea5d73dc2a73b5ffb96fcd
PM/Chat Logs: https://prnt.sc/g3pcg7
Additional Notes: FORTUNATELY, a member of this forum "gr8fuldea" told me that I could get the book for very cheap price in
https://ebooks.wtf for $2 btc

I told him, it was too late. I've already ripped off by "?"
He willing to help me, he bought it for me.
I am really grateful for him. He is my live saver.
I want to pay him $10 paypal, but he refused.
He said that he don't mind to help people for education.
Thank you gr8fuldea  Grin


I was almost got scammed by him also. "Use Paypal for small transaction" good advice.
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