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v1ct0ry
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April 22, 2018, 04:15:34 PM
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What happened:
I made a forum post wanting to trade a $50 OneVanilla Visa card for some BTC. Youaredumb69 contacted me over email and verified himself on the thread. We negotiated down to $45 in BTC for the card. I sent him the card and he never sent me my BTC.

Scammers Profile Link:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1979759

Reference Link:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3353979.0

Amount Scammed:
$45 or ~0.005014

Payment Method:
Visa -> BTC trade.

Proof of Payment and PM/Chat Logs:
https://u.teknik.io/0YO2K.jpg
My BTC address: https://blockchain.info/address/1HG3PZyJ6Ueu9hAWpvqMckTYwryiCb4J1R ($25 is from a separate Paxful exchange which I can verify if needed)

Additional Notes:
I can't believe I fell for this, especially with his username and all lmao. I should've used a middleman.
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April 24, 2018, 01:15:00 AM
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What happened:
I made a forum post wanting to trade a $50 OneVanilla Visa card for some BTC. Youaredumb69 contacted me over email and verified himself on the thread. We negotiated down to $45 in BTC for the card. I sent him the card and he never sent me my BTC.

Scammers Profile Link:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1979759

Reference Link:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3353979.0

Amount Scammed:
$45 or ~0.005014

Payment Method:
Visa -> BTC trade.

Proof of Payment and PM/Chat Logs:

My BTC address: https://blockchain.info/address/1HG3PZyJ6Ueu9hAWpvqMckTYwryiCb4J1R ($25 is from a separate Paxful exchange which I can verify if needed)

Additional Notes:
I can't believe I fell for this, especially with his username and all lmao. I should've used a middleman.


Thanks for posting this in the correct format. Rare sighting these days.

Hope you learned your lesson. Unfortunately the forum is flooded with scammers and you just need to be careful. As you said yourself, use escrow and you could have avoided all of this.  You shouldn't even trust high ranked members when it comes to sending first (unless they have a great amount of reputation), let alone a newbie with a suspicious username.

He's already redeemed the onevanilla. You could try contact OneVanilla and say that your card was scammed, and ask them where he spent the purchase on. But it'll be hard to track down, and you'll probably not get your funds back.

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April 25, 2018, 11:49:49 PM
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Looking from his name alone, it's probable that the account was made to scam people in the first place.

Hopefully, you've learned your lesson. Don't trust a random newbie over the forum to send you money after you send him anything, because that's just not going to happen. Always use escrow to protect yourself in trades like these, unless you are certain that you can track him down or charge back the funds if you do get scammed, which isn't the case here.

Can someone on default trust give negative trust to the user to prevent him from scamming anyone else?

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