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October 10, 2013, 04:18:39 PM
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Well, seems I was scammed by user billi from Localbitcoins, but the sad part is that we used Skrill, which made things much worse.

This user bought 3.23 BTC from me and sent 300 euro to my Skrill account, but a couple days later the Skrill staff blocked my account and requested to send them some documents (ID card and a domestic bill). I did so, and after a week with no response I contacted again, and they just told me to my surprise that my Skrill account had been closed and that I should not use their services in the future, failing to provide more information.

I suspect this user sent me the fraudulent funds using a stolen account, but seems Skrill treats victim and scammer the same way, blocking both accounts, so I have no way to claim my bitcoins or my money back. They are not only helpless but harmful to victims of scam.

Now I'm completely devastated as I don't know how to defend my rights, since Skrill confiscated my money and left me with no option at all. I'm not an UK citizen so it's very difficult for me to file a complaint through the corresponding authority (FCA?), left alone I'm not a native English speaker.

So beware of Skrill if you are buying or seling bitcoins!

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October 10, 2013, 04:30:23 PM
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You Can Use Skrill ... But Before You accept it, You Must Make sure that the source of the buyer funds is from trusted websites only
otherwise Don't Accept it

Also .. When using it, Becareful not to receive multiple transfers on it per day .. Cause Currency Exchange is prohibited By Skrill

and will be much better if You make the buyer to write any note about any service you provided to him .. and of course not E-currency Exchange

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October 10, 2013, 10:01:18 PM
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Well, seems I was scammed by user billi from Localbitcoins, but the sad part is that we used Skrill, which made things much worse.

This user bought 3.23 BTC from me and sent 300 euro to my Skrill account, but a couple days later the Skrill staff blocked my account and requested to send them some documents (ID card and a domestic bill). I did so, and after a week with no response I contacted again, and they just told me to my surprise that my Skrill account had been closed and that I should not use their services in the future, failing to provide more information.

I suspect this user sent me the fraudulent funds using a stolen account, but seems Skrill treats victim and scammer the same way, blocking both accounts, so I have no way to claim my bitcoins or my money back. They are not only helpless but harmful to victims of scam.

Now I'm completely devastated as I don't know how to defend my rights, since Skrill confiscated my money and left me with no option at all. I'm not an UK citizen so it's very difficult for me to file a complaint through the corresponding authority (FCA?), left alone I'm not a native English speaker.

So beware of Skrill if you are buying or seling bitcoins!

Sucks.

You Can Use Skrill ... But Before You accept it, You Must Make sure that the source of the buyer funds is from trusted websites only
otherwise Don't Accept it

Also .. When using it, Becareful not to receive multiple transfers on it per day .. Cause Currency Exchange is prohibited By Skrill

and will be much better if You make the buyer to write any note about any service you provided to him .. and of course not E-currency Exchange

Regards


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October 13, 2013, 05:30:43 AM
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Damn, sorry for your loss  Undecided
Localbitcoins is being inundated with scammers at the moment, hope it blows over.

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October 18, 2013, 08:05:40 PM
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All these online currency exchangers are scams, don't use them. My $61.00 was locked as my Moneybookers account was verified and I had to do it manually through their support. So my account is verified and my funds are available, and I message a thank you saying I would give him feedback for actually helping me, and was responded by a different member of staff and my account was deleted. It's impossible to work with these support members they hire to do these jobs. I live in two different places because of school, so it's either the support teams for sites like MtGox & Moneybookers haven't passed high school, or they're looking for anything to rip you off.
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November 02, 2013, 02:15:05 AM
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Hi
How long is a transaction reversible with skrill?
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November 02, 2013, 02:23:47 AM
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Hi
How long is a transaction reversible with skrill?
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Skrill does not reverse only frozen and close your account. I think paypal is better than skrill at least you can get your money after 180 days if your account is frozen in skrill your money will be gone forever.
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November 02, 2013, 03:11:33 AM
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Skrill will freeze your account , then investigate, and remove all funds, that were deposited through fake accounts with credit cards.
the seller of the BTC is always the one that gets fucked.

Also never disclose that you are making transactions regarding BTC.

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November 02, 2013, 09:00:12 PM
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Skrill is no good.. then again what is?

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November 05, 2013, 10:08:01 PM
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just happened with me Cry Cry Cry Cry
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October 24, 2014, 03:41:56 PM
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The same thing has happened to me today.

I've used localbitcoins.com for exchanging the BTC to Skrill, and they have closed my account.
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October 25, 2014, 05:45:21 AM
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isnt skrill similar to paypal?
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October 25, 2014, 04:29:52 PM
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skrills legit though no?
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November 09, 2014, 10:22:58 AM
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Just happened to me. It say's "We're unable to perform the transaction. Please get in touch with us."

~250 USD gone. Really annoying and I'm looking forward for the day where bitcoin adaption has reached a level where nobody will need these f** shady payment providers any more as everyone accepts bitcoin directly.

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November 10, 2014, 02:27:28 PM
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Had very similar experience than OP. I was scammed via a business account in a bitcoin trade.

After some days of "investigating" the situation they decided to close my account and kindly let me withdraw my remaining funds after deducting 150 EUR for "investigations costs". So I was scammed twice I guess.  Grin

In my opinion Skrill is much worse that PayPal. They will arbitrarily freeze your account even if you have verified your account in all possible ways. Even if there is no chargeback involved.

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November 14, 2014, 10:39:00 AM
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Skrill is worse than paypal for sure.
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November 14, 2014, 12:49:22 PM
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Skrill is worse than paypal for sure.

Cannot agree more.

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November 15, 2014, 02:59:40 AM
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Anyone who wants to get Skrill back can send me  a PM.I know a staff member in Skrill and I have successfully solved Cryptology's Skrill within 2-3 days.You guys can read his feedback left on my account  yesterday Smiley

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November 16, 2014, 07:09:27 AM
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Hi,

I joined this forum because I also was scammed by Skrill. I live in the US and use Skrill to buy chips, but they have now locked all my bank cards and credit cards and will not return my calls. 

I reported them to my bank and have been forced to close my current bank account and bank card and go the the bank Monday to have to open a whole new account and checking account!

This company is very suspicious due to the information they require in their documents!  My bank said this was so bad that I need to report it as well to the 3 Credit Bureaus.

This totally sucks and was wondering how to close a Skrill account so they cannot abuse me anymore or have access to my information.

Thanks!
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February 02, 2015, 03:46:07 PM
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Just happened to me. It say's "We're unable to perform the transaction. Please get in touch with us."

~250 USD gone. Really annoying and I'm looking forward for the day where bitcoin adaption has reached a level where nobody will need these f** shady payment providers any more as everyone accepts bitcoin directly.

Skrill aka Moneybookers arent SHADY lol
Do your research before you use a payment system, clearly read and understand the guidelines.
I have funded many people with skrill and have been scammed once as well but if you are carefull skrill can be more safer than paypal.

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