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January 10, 2013, 11:35:28 PM
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Best practice is to do the trades in increments when you're in doubt.

So if the trade was for $100 ---> 25% at a time

Trade was for $1000 ----> 10-20% at a time

And so on until you feel you can trust the person, and you can start sending more.

That's a great way to start, but there are some people that will build trust and then scam quite a few people at the same time! That happened to me once, so I know there are some scammers that work this way..

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January 10, 2013, 11:46:01 PM
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there are always selective scammers too, make sure they are named and shamed!
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January 11, 2013, 03:45:45 PM
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I wouldn't keep any really money in BTC for the moment... and I certainly wouldn't keep that in an exchange account.
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January 11, 2013, 04:33:49 PM
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I trade on Mt.Gox, but never leave a balance there, neither in $ nor BTC.

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January 12, 2013, 06:42:02 PM
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I am a complete noob to bitcoins, and after reading a portion of this thread, I am wondering if I am better off just sticking with cash.  It's very disheartening to see how seemingly simple it is for someone to steal bitcoins from my computer. ..
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January 13, 2013, 12:27:29 AM
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Encryption is your friend! I don't think it's necessary to remind people not to keep records of their encryption keys out in the open. I guess not everybody is able to remember a 25 character string with random case, though. I actually have a couple of wallets backed up to ... gmail, s3, usenet. A copy of the encryption key in a safety deposit box helps too, if you're liable to forget whether the 14th character was an uppercase or lowercase t..

I guess it's excessive, really. It's very unlikely that anybody that would break into my home would also look for documents containing encryption keys.. And then think to use them ... or even know what they unlock. But I guess some of us are just enthusiastic about security.
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January 13, 2013, 04:35:35 AM
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I'm very surprised to realize that we can trust each other in Chinese cultural background more than you guys, though we have our blind spots and problems.  Cool excitement!

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January 13, 2013, 05:09:06 AM
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Bitcoins are too easy to steal.   Then when somebody has them, they're gone!  Never trust anonymous people on the internet.  Even people that you can ID will rip you off sometimes.

You know, IDs can be bought for Bitcoins...
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January 15, 2013, 01:55:55 PM
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People Shouldent trust people fullstop after all we are people Tongue

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January 15, 2013, 02:46:34 PM
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People Shouldent trust people fullstop after all we are people Tongue

I like this ideaology, hope bitcoin make it real
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January 17, 2013, 04:23:40 PM
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Can escrow services be trusted?

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January 18, 2013, 01:58:35 PM
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Yes, I am sure it can be trusted!
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January 18, 2013, 02:45:31 PM
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@UncleBobs good question. That goes for a lot of things (e.g. used car dealer, real estate agent, friends). You just hope that they are honest.

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January 18, 2013, 07:21:35 PM
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@UncleBobs good question. That goes for a lot of things (e.g. used car dealer, real estate agent, friends). You just hope that they are honest.



Hi BitGirl.  What I'm wondering about is the general reputation of the escrow services.  To use your examples, I'd probably trust a real estate agent more than a used car dealer, because used car dealers have a well-deserved reputation for sharp practice, to say the least.  Are there any escrow services that are "head and shoulders" above the others in terms of their reputation, like MtGox is for exchanges?

Anyway, technology is coming to our rescue.  When Big Brother can give lie detector tests over Skype, we'll all be safe from the fibbers  Grin www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/01/ff-lie-detector/all/

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January 21, 2013, 05:55:29 AM
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i just recalled Mr. moon
the guy who took my 100 btc.
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January 21, 2013, 06:59:45 PM
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Topic cannot be stressed enough.
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January 22, 2013, 12:00:12 AM
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what can be done to provide better trust between exchanges and customers?  better security? Better general information about the owner like name, if registered insured company?
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January 22, 2013, 12:14:29 PM
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Do not trust anyone, my advice!
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January 22, 2013, 08:11:39 PM
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Lucky for me, my first transaction buying Bitcoin online, I totally trusted a random person with a $200 moneypak. They came through and I've been a happy bitcoiner ever since Smiley.


I've been scammed by 2 people for about 12 bitcoin. The transactions were so small I didn't suspect fraud. Other than that, my interactions have been overwhelmingly positive. People who use bitcoin want bitcoin to work (for the most part). Have faith, but be careful.
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January 22, 2013, 09:00:09 PM
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Do not trust anyone, my advice!

Generally, you need to trust someone, sometimes. You can probably trust your wife to wash your underwear.
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