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February 13, 2013, 12:30:30 AM
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Trust but verify.

good advice for life in general!
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February 13, 2013, 12:53:04 AM
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I just wanted to join to share my bad experience. The caveat being that it is completely my fault for being impatient and overtrusting. I contacted a person by the name of Tamer Seemah on bitcoinary.com as he was selling BTCs. It was my first day on the site and I was reading the FAQ as I was talking to him. He refused to do escrow on our trade and basically a bunch of other huge red flags that I ignored. I fell for his scam and now I am out almost $200. Please spread the word or just know that this person is a scammer.


The paypal address he used with me was  tamersameeh@gmail.com and the name attached to the account is Tamer Sayed Mostafa. Here is his profile on bitcoinary https://www.bitcoinary.com/en/users/2530/profile. After the sick feeling that I had been scammed sunk in, I started looking at his feedback and it looks like a ring of scammers, all giving each other feedback. Don't fall for it like I did.  Roll Eyes
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February 13, 2013, 04:03:51 AM
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Escrow literally takes minutes to set up and can save you $100's
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February 13, 2013, 12:25:33 PM
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Escrow literally takes minutes to set up and can save you $100's
what escrow houses have you tried, and which do you like best?

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February 13, 2013, 09:32:00 PM
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i have a hard enough time trusting myself!!!

XBTcontracts Easy simple way to obtain more Bitcoins Smiley
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February 14, 2013, 12:12:45 AM
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1. Put all your coins in a new wallet that has never connected to the network

sorry if this is blatantly stupid, but don't you have to connect to a network to download and sync a new wallet?

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February 14, 2013, 10:57:02 AM
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Some people remember in their heads a long pass phrase which is the seed for their wallet. From that seed all their private/public keys can be generated. In this way the private keys are stored nowhere in the network, nor on your local machine. The needed private keys are generated from the seed each time you need them.
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February 14, 2013, 05:04:26 PM
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Great post!  I wish I had seen this post sooner - I am still waiting on a refund for btcfpga.com orders.  Let my mistake be a lesson to you all.  Even if someone seems legit and community approved - do your due diligence and have a backup plan  Smiley

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February 15, 2013, 12:08:27 AM
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You mussst trussssst the ssssnakemen.  Shocked
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February 15, 2013, 01:00:23 AM
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I don't trust myself.  That's why I do all of my sensitive computing with my eyes closed.
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February 15, 2013, 03:10:00 AM
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The level of security required is pretty crazy. I always thought of myself as having a pretty secure rig, but now with having a wallet.dat on my hardrive, i feel like i'm getting paranoid. I'll probably have lots of paper wallets and transfer over a specific threshold from hotwallets to paper ones.

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February 15, 2013, 07:52:39 AM
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A lot of people will learn this the hard way with BTC, especially as more and more ordinary Joes start using it.
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February 15, 2013, 08:32:04 AM
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oh, ok. good to know.
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February 15, 2013, 12:58:17 PM
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You're saying.. 'Do you know their full name?" and that kind of things. But aren't Bitcoins supposed to be anonymous? So that doesn't really make any sense..

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February 15, 2013, 08:55:23 PM
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Trust but verify when money's involved on the internet, would be more appropriate IMO.
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February 16, 2013, 02:17:09 AM
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oh, ok. good to know.

Trust.

This thread is pointless, like post I am making now.
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February 16, 2013, 08:19:45 AM
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The way I see it, if you're going to screw me over using this currency, I'll just move on to the next....
It's why I'm here in the first place, the last currency I used, I was screwed over with....so, I decided, enough was enough and moved on...

We can pretend all we want, what real value is, won't be found on a computer screen. In just the same way money means jack, and what it does for you is meaningful, this all will mean squat unless it can do something for you. What does it do for me? So far? I can buy hats and stuff, play poker, register for sites, gift cards...

If you want it to take it off, increase market reach. Can I pay rent with this yet? Can I get my working wages with this? No. So far, it's nothing but internet funny money....

Work on that.
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February 16, 2013, 11:34:17 AM
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very good. I agree Smiley
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February 16, 2013, 10:10:02 PM
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Good.. Goood!!

I'd like to thank eduffield and the other developers for this critically important evolution in virtual currency. DarkCoin is what bitcoin should have been. Some might call it "Bitcoin 2.0" but would do better by saying: "DarkCoin is digital cash."  -  Child Harold - February 28, 2014
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=421615.msg5424980#msg5424980
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February 18, 2013, 05:19:40 AM
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great.
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