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August 09, 2013, 09:36:44 PM
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Few months ago I almost won an auction on Ebay for Avalon batch 3 preorder.  Contacted the seller (graysellers601) to see if he had anymore, responded and notified me he did.  Talked over phone/email, gave me passport, screenshot of Avalon order, had extensive knowledge of mining etc. (also had over 200+ 100% positive feedbacks on Ebay).  After all this I found him to be legitimate and decided to go ahead with the purchase...

Offered me a 10% discount to go outside of Ebay (huge newb mistake) and went for it.  "Purchased" the preorder for 10k.  Paid him 5k with btc and 5k with dwolla (also huge mistake trusting and paying in full).  Talked about bitcoin periodically in following weeks.  Then when Batch 3 started to ship I contacted him, no reply...  Contacted him every couple days, no reply... So on and so forth

He went completely dark, phone numbers he gave got disconnected, no replies whatsoever.  Gave him an out to send 100 btc to a btc address by a certain date or I would contact authorities, no replies and no btc.  Have since filed ic3 complaint with fbi, contacted ebay and dwolla.  Nothing so far  Cry

If anyone has any ideas on how to retrieve money or routes to take please speak up! If anyone was also scammed by him I would love to team up with you to track this scumbag down.

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August 10, 2013, 09:30:55 AM
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If you have a shot of his passport it would be pretty easy to dox him.

Put what info you have on here and let the community dig up all the info possible on the guy. Someone may live near him as well...

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August 10, 2013, 07:41:38 PM
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I will be more than happy to provide all the info on this asshole and give a couple btc to anyone who can track him down and get my money back. Info is below.

Supposed name: Richard Gray
Phone number one: 3134838460
Phone number two: 3108039597
Phone number three: 5198000298
Email: richardgrays601@hotmail
Ebay username (think he deleted it): graysellers601
Ebay transaction id: 330917159650  
Dwolla account he "accidentally" sent me (Name there is Brandon Ruddick and may be real guy): 812-627-3062
. Passport id: 201689170
Bitcoin address I sent 5k to: 1JY4MiZGsNC3AksaYvbsSDVN9YdDVCTwdE
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August 10, 2013, 07:44:27 PM
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I will be more than happy to provide all the info on this asshole and give a couple btc to anyone who can track him down and get my money back. Info is below.

Supposed name: Richard Gray
Phone number one: 3134838460
Phone number two: 3108039597
Phone number three: 5198000298
Email: richardgrays601@hotmail
Ebay username (think he deleted it): graysellers601
Ebay transaction id: 330917159650  
Dwolla account he "accidentally" sent me (Name there is Brandon Ruddick and may be real guy): 812-627-3062
. Passport id: 201689170
Bitcoin address I sent 5k to: 1JY4MiZGsNC3AksaYvbsSDVN9YdDVCTwdE


Sucks, I looked at that address and I guess your Bitcoin you sent him are on the move.
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August 10, 2013, 07:46:54 PM
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File a police report. Someone owns that Dwolla account. Law enforcement is clearly interested in pursuing fraud involving virtual currency.
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August 10, 2013, 07:55:26 PM
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Red flag: 4 different area code phone numbers...

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August 10, 2013, 07:58:06 PM
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link to his forum account?

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August 10, 2013, 08:38:47 PM
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I will be more than happy to provide all the info on this asshole and give a couple btc to anyone who can track him down and get my money back. Info is below.

Supposed name: Richard Gray
Phone number one: 3134838460
Phone number two: 3108039597
Phone number three: 5198000298
Email: richardgrays601@hotmail
Ebay username (think he deleted it): graysellers601
Ebay transaction id: 330917159650  
Dwolla account he "accidentally" sent me (Name there is Brandon Ruddick and may be real guy): 812-627-3062
. Passport id: 201689170
Bitcoin address I sent 5k to: 1JY4MiZGsNC3AksaYvbsSDVN9YdDVCTwdE

313 = Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48198
310 = Downey, California, 90242
519 = Ontario, Canada
812 = Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 47025

Did you get a photo of his passport? Because we can't track from ID number, but a name... well that's something else.

Because if it is Brandon Ruddick, he already has form for fraud and stolen credit cards. And he's based in Portland, Oregon.

If anything he should be shot for 'selling' (scamming) Taylor Swift concert tickets...
His bank accounts are: Chase #822968343 & #859086399. He made enough cash from stolen credit cards to buy himself a boat! (Hull #USDA315JH798). So he likes to scam big.

Brandon Ruddick Twitter: Here (He is a bitcoiner from his angry tweets to MtGox).



Following the trail of BTC, I'm afraid to say they're gone. Most transactions end up at SatoshiDice...

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August 10, 2013, 08:53:58 PM
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Just for fun skyped the numbers and the first two were busy or disconnected, the third was to an "Auto Pro" who doesn't know a Brandon Ruddick, and the forth number didn't ring for me. It just said "calling", no ring, busy signal, or anything. Odd.

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August 10, 2013, 09:12:54 PM
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Phone number one: 3134838460  DETROIT MI
Phone number two: 3108039597 TORRANCE CA
Phone number three: 5198000298 WINDSOR ON

These all seem to come up as recyclable VoIP numbers like Google Voice.
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August 11, 2013, 02:26:53 PM
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I do have a passport picture from him, but is it a good idea for me to post it?

Thank you all for the help and support.  All of this information helps greatly, I will be sure to use it appropriately.  If I am able to collect my money from him, I will be sure to send you all some of it (especially you keltic).
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August 11, 2013, 02:35:45 PM
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I do have a passport picture from him, but is it a good idea for me to post it?

Thank you all for the help and support.  All of this information helps greatly, I will be sure to use it appropriately.  If I am able to collect my money from him, I will be sure to send you all some of it (especially you keltic).

yea go ahead and post it
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August 11, 2013, 02:49:14 PM
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Just posted it on first upload site I found, please let me know if you cannot see it.

http://postimg.org/image/hyyax3z69/
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August 11, 2013, 04:20:09 PM
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Just posted it on first upload site I found, please let me know if you cannot see it.

http://postimg.org/image/hyyax3z69/

thats a fake just looking at it the real usa passport has 3 stars on the left side of the picture
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Filed a report for FBI and Local police department, hopefully they come through then ill come through for you all if they do.  Please let me know if there are any other places/outlets I can use to report him.

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August 12, 2013, 01:51:01 PM
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Just posted it on first upload site I found, please let me know if you cannot see it.

http://postimg.org/image/hyyax3z69/

thats a fake just looking at it the real usa passport has 3 stars on the left side of the picture

No, it doesn't. Not for the last 7 years at least.

Old US passport
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Blank_uspassprebio.jpg

New US passport
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Pasaporte-eua.jpg

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August 17, 2013, 12:44:39 AM
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You paid the guy outside of eBay? For $10,000?

Are you Fucking mad bro??!!
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August 17, 2013, 12:54:30 AM
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Passport picture and Ebay account could be stolen.

Sorry for your loss.
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August 17, 2013, 07:23:32 PM
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Dwolla can be reversed, just like PayPal.

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August 19, 2013, 04:02:23 AM
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Dwolla can be reversed, just like PayPal.

I concur.  You can get 5K back through Dwolla. 

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