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September 15, 2017, 08:05:01 AM
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SCAM REPORT

First of all, this was a stupid mistake on my part. I missed the ICO for DIMCOIN, and figured I could try and purchase directly from someone else. That was mistake #1. Mistake #2 was that as a newbie I was too trusting thinking that being a "Full Member" meant someone had credibility, and didn't take the time to research how membership grows on Bitcointalk. Mistake #3 was not using an escrow service.
I am only posting this as a warning for other members of the community.

What happened:
I bought DIM (50 tokens and 2000 coins) from SmokeySmokey (a Full Member of this community/forum). After payment was sent (on September 4th at 12:49 am Forum time), and after confirming payment was received, user SmokeySmokey offered (s)he would do the transfer (which (s)he didn't) and then stopped replying to messages. After multiple messages, user replied apologizing for the delay (more than 24 hours after his last communication, even though user was online multiple times). On September 6th at 11:47 am (Forum time) user sent message indicating DIMtokens and DIMcoins had been sent, but nothing showed in my Depotwallet. I have requested the transaction ID or link several times, to verify the status of the transaction but the user has disappeared again without providing the information (user has been online multiple times).
Because DepotWallet was experiencing issues as noted by DIMCOIN on their thread, I contacted DIMCOIN directly and asked them how long could a transaction take. They replied that it doesn't take that long and suggested opening my DepotWallet on the NanoWallet, which I did, but nothing showed up. I notified the user of this, still no reply. I am hoping this might actually encourage him to provide me with a transfer ID / link (after one last attempt at communication yesterday, I notified him I would proceed as I shall see fit, and that is by warning other users).

Scammers Profile Link:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=949054

Reference Links:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2142714.msg21432676#msg21432676
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1986414.msg21407604#msg21407604

Amount Scammed: 0.0195 BTC / USD 90.00 (at time of transaction)
Payment Method: Bitcoins
Proof of Payment: https://live.blockcypher.com/btc/tx/462144c16cde5ebfc9fc5274719ed9b45a0b778bddb92a45cd3affbaa76c805a/ (also, here is the screenshot of the transfer I made: https://imgur.com/yykFqNe )
Proof User SmokeySmokey never sent DIM: http://chain.nem.ninja/#/search/NDHR7J-J5CIU5-SDADGS-XGKTBL-3N47UQ-YRUUCK-YAAJ (the only transfer for 0.01 XEM was made by a different user, who after I reported the incident on a different thread, wanted to do a test transaction to see if wallet was working) This is a screenshot of my DepotWallet as of yesterday: https://imgur.com/XUhyBMH and this one is from today, with only the test transaction showing up: https://imgur.com/lYj2Pt3)

PM/Chat Logs:
https://imgur.com/kQPmGM5
https://imgur.com/iNDX1ro
https://imgur.com/b7RT0CB
https://imgur.com/c1V3Ct8
https://imgur.com/6FUBsFx

Additional Notes: I advise you to not deal with this user until this dispute is resolved.

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September 16, 2017, 06:37:42 PM
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He will not send it back because he's trying to scam many people before by open up a lottery and others(including me,i tried to buy his phone and he said i will send it to your address.he agreed to use an escrow but he said i need to send the fees first for the shipping which is only 0.002 or around that.it's very ridiculous for me because the fees for shipping only 0.002 ? And he need to send it to another country using DHL or fast shipping)

And right now he opened up a thread for an ICOs.
Stay away from this people.

Note : i feel you bro,i should have open up the accusation before to prevent him scamming people,but i can not because i do not have any solid evidence he's scammer or not.plus his trust level back then was clear untouchable.

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September 17, 2017, 03:57:43 AM
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I am glad you didn't fall for it though! My mistake was not checking thoroughly, because if I had gone back to read his threads about the lottery that would have raised a red flag and would not have purchased from him.

However, I didn't know he had opened a thread for an ICO, but I will be sure to post the link to my Scam Report as warning (even though he hasn't logged in for a while). You could always leave him negative trust and use my scam report link as reference. I noticed some other users have done that and simply written "Open scam accusation against this user" in the comments.

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