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August 30, 2011, 03:33:40 AM
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I find this funny because I was negotiating buying the laptop from him and the first message he sent me was...
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Look, I really don't mean to be rude, but I've just started here, and I'm being called a scammer for something I haven't even done.

I understand skepticism is one thing, but blatantly calling me a scammer for shit that hasn't happened is another.

And I realize it's not you calling me a scammer, I'm just explaining to you why I might have come off as a little....rude.

I'm sorry that this has inconvenienced you,
Have a good day!

lol he did seem somewhat legit however he pushed hard to sell me the laptop. Later on he sent me this message:
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1Na6X3gU1evMqUwYZZjk8ZxYu4tvA1Mv8G is the addy btw.

You can get in touch with me on AIM at "Ryouge" without the quotes.

I will be on all day, and I idle, so just drop a message if you need to get in touch with me.

I believe the UPS store closes around 5, but I'll need at least 2 hours to package and drive to the UPS store.

UPS ground shipping is around $20 on it.

I would include this, but the price is already so low that I feel it should be the buyers responsibility to pay this.

I'm in such a bind that I'm already losing 500+ on this lappy, however, I guess it is I that got myself in the predicament, so if the shipping charges are what's the deciding factor of your purchase, let me know and I can probably pay them....

Goodnight!

^^ thats his aim if anyone wants to try to get in touch with him. This is when I started to doubt him because he said he was in a bind and needed money and was loosing 500$ off the laptop and then he sent:

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Well, it is an or best offer situation.

The pawn shop only offered me $300 for it, so I might be pushing my luck asking for $400.

$350? Cheesy

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Actually, I just updated the topic. I'm asking $330 firm.

Let me know if this changes your mind, if not, it's going to the pawn shop tomorrow.

Later I saw he updated the thread to sell the laptop at 300$ at which point his offers stop making sense. I think he did mention he trades on silkroad as well.
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August 30, 2011, 07:54:58 AM
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He's either moved on to another forum to scam more idiots willing to part with their money or is using a dupe account to do it all over again here. Considering the amount of gullible fools in this forum, I'd say the latter.

This guy isnt going anywhere. Its too easy. He will be back for sure.
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August 30, 2011, 03:42:14 PM
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Bitches be scamming.
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August 30, 2011, 04:05:24 PM
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This thread displays why I would not trade with someone anything over 10 btc. Simply cause anyone who has only been on the forums for less than a month cannot be truly trusted. Also someone who makes around 10 posts a day is suspicious also.
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August 30, 2011, 04:40:32 PM
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This thread displays why I would not trade with someone anything over 10 btc. Simply cause anyone who has only been on the forums for less than a month cannot be truly trusted. Also someone who makes around 10 posts a day is suspicious also.

Your last point is rendered invalid.

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August 30, 2011, 06:25:27 PM
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This thread displays why I would not trade with someone anything over 10 btc. Simply cause anyone who has only been on the forums for less than a month cannot be truly trusted. Also someone who makes around 10 posts a day is suspicious also.

Your last point is rendered invalid.

You have been here since june so you could be trusted. Also you are not trading for 100$+ during your first 10 days on the forum.... You are also misquoting me also since you failed to read the rest and just choose ,which point that I said was simply suspicious. Someone should work their way up in rep. He was going balls out selling items that are high value.
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August 30, 2011, 07:05:23 PM
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lmao sounds like NINJA-- is thydude to me...

"he wont go anywhere its too easy to scam people here"

who would say that other than a scammer?
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August 30, 2011, 08:42:50 PM
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lmao sounds like NINJA-- is thydude to me...

"he wont go anywhere its too easy to scam people here"

who would say that other than a scammer?

Anyone that has read the forum in the past few months? I mean, I remember a year ago, this was a peaceful and trusted land. We didn't need cops or guidelines, we were a small and happy community...

Then bitcoins got valued, attracting interest from every kind of person... EVERY kind of person Smiley
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August 30, 2011, 09:03:14 PM
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lmao sounds like NINJA-- is thydude to me...


Whatever, go point your finger at somebody else. You dont need to be a scammer to have common sense. If he is getting away with it why would he stop? Coolhwip said the same thing.
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August 31, 2011, 07:10:31 AM
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User X is in the hospital/sick/dying/had his brain amputated/parents died/grandmother died/dog died/gerbil died. Sympathy ploy to cloud your emotions while he runs away. Old.

Anyone that has read the forum in the past few months? I mean, I remember a year ago, this was a peaceful and trusted land. We didn't need cops or guidelines, we were a small and happy community...

Then bitcoins got valued, attracting interest from every kind of person... EVERY kind of person Smiley
There are scammers on every forum. People just need to use common sense.

As for using escrow with random forum member? I don't know you. I don't know person X. It's a hassle. What if person X is a crook? Time on the forum means little - it's just a name. What seller would do that?

Ways to protect yourself:
1. Trust no one. Use an established escrow service like www.escrow.com. Problem: Not many sellers are willing to go through the hassle or fees. Not a great option.
2. Look at their feedback. If it is only a few, be cautious. If it is eBay, e-mail them through that account to confirm that it is a legit. Someone could create a forum name to match an established eBay account. Also, if it is eBay, check their feedback history to make sure it is not just filled with $0.99 purchases. Even feedback is no insurance. I have been ripped off by someone with years of history and 44 all positive feedback on eBay. Fortunately, I and another buyer recovered our money through PayPal and this virtually never happens. You have to have some measure of trust, but be smart about it. Insurance will help you out.
3. Ask them to ship first. If you have significantly more feedback than them, you have built up more trust than they have. It is a reasonable request.
4. Use Heatware. It is an established feedback system that you can carry with you anywhere on the internet. Quickly check that the feedback is legit.
5. Pay with AmazonPayments, PayPal or credit cards. All of these have a level of built-in insurance protection. Bitcoins have none.
6. Seniority on forums is meaningless - don't trust people, just because they have been around awhile. Have seen established members use that "trust" and run away with people's money. Even moderators. It takes 60 seconds to register a new account on a forum. Sometimes people get in desperate situations and are willing to rip off others.
7. No trade history and they won't ship first - how much are you willing to lose?

I was burned early on, but have lost no money from fraud in at least a decade of trading by following these guidelines.

Be safe, guys.
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August 31, 2011, 07:41:35 AM
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i really don't understand the point of this thread. if he's going to scam someone, why make another excuse to say hes in the hospital? he already has everyone's money, the intentions are already there, why make this thread? i really hope scumbags like this do end up with a seizure later on for the karma.

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September 01, 2011, 12:17:11 AM
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I'm still not 100% convinced that it is a scam.  It sure looks like it at this point, but if it is, he's a really dang good liar based on his posting history.  None of it looks scammish at all.  And as haploid pointed out, why even make a thread like this if he's just going to disappear anyway?

Still holding out hope that I didn't get scammed, but I'll probably have to kiss those coins goodbye.  Sad
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September 01, 2011, 12:40:16 AM
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I'm still not 100% convinced that it is a scam.  It sure looks like it at this point, but if it is, he's a really dang good liar based on his posting history.  None of it looks scammish at all.  And as haploid pointed out, why even make a thread like this if he's just going to disappear anyway?

Still holding out hope that I didn't get scammed, but I'll probably have to kiss those coins goodbye.  Sad

What did you buy?
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September 01, 2011, 12:54:35 AM
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I'm still not 100% convinced that it is a scam.  It sure looks like it at this point, but if it is, he's a really dang good liar based on his posting history.  None of it looks scammish at all.  And as haploid pointed out, why even make a thread like this if he's just going to disappear anyway?

Still holding out hope that I didn't get scammed, but I'll probably have to kiss those coins goodbye.  Sad

I thought he's a bad liar...my gut reaction before ANYone said anything about a potential scam was that it was a scam.

Come on, what newb to the forum would come and try to sell $3000 worth of equipment spanning multiple threads in a matter of hours?

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September 01, 2011, 01:01:01 AM
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5. Pay with AmazonPayments, PayPal or credit cards. All of these have a level of built-in insurance protection. Bitcoins have none.
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Bitcoin protects legit, established sellers from paypal and CC chargeback scammers.

If you don't own the private keys, you don't own the coins.
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September 01, 2011, 01:55:09 AM
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Pearikay, a laptop for 27 BTC.

I'm still not 100% convinced that it is a scam.  It sure looks like it at this point, but if it is, he's a really dang good liar based on his posting history.  None of it looks scammish at all.  And as haploid pointed out, why even make a thread like this if he's just going to disappear anyway?

Still holding out hope that I didn't get scammed, but I'll probably have to kiss those coins goodbye.  Sad

I thought he's a bad liar...my gut reaction before ANYone said anything about a potential scam was that it was a scam.

Come on, what newb to the forum would come and try to sell $3000 worth of equipment spanning multiple threads in a matter of hours?
Well, guess I didn't do my due diligence research then.  I wasn't looking at what else was for sale.
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September 01, 2011, 03:21:57 PM
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I was very suspicious seeing 2/3 threads on the front page for 100+ items. After this thread seeing he recently joined the forum made it more suspicious.
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September 01, 2011, 10:46:36 PM
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I was very suspicious seeing 2/3 threads on the front page for 100+ items. After this thread seeing he recently joined the forum made it more suspicious.

not to mention he admitted to being in legal trouble for criminal damage to property and that apparently was a reason he didn't want his handwriting shown in a picture next to the products.  he feared he could get into more legal trouble.  This is weird in an of itself, but I actually suspect he made that whole part up as well as a really lame reason why he couldn't show his handwriting next to the product.

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September 02, 2011, 12:14:37 AM
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I was very suspicious seeing 2/3 threads on the front page for 100+ items. After this thread seeing he recently joined the forum made it more suspicious.

not to mention he admitted to being in legal trouble for criminal damage to property and that apparently was a reason he didn't want his handwriting shown in a picture next to the products.  he feared he could get into more legal trouble.  This is weird in an of itself, but I actually suspect he made that whole part up as well as a really lame reason why he couldn't show his handwriting next to the product.

More and more we see he is very untrustworthy. This should be a good example so people don't get scammed. This should just detour people from buying stuff on a whim.
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September 02, 2011, 12:22:50 AM
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I was very suspicious seeing 2/3 threads on the front page for 100+ items. After this thread seeing he recently joined the forum made it more suspicious.

not to mention he admitted to being in legal trouble for criminal damage to property and that apparently was a reason he didn't want his handwriting shown in a picture next to the products.  he feared he could get into more legal trouble.  This is weird in an of itself, but I actually suspect he made that whole part up as well as a really lame reason why he couldn't show his handwriting next to the product.

More and more we see he is very untrustworthy. This should be a good example so people don't get scammed. This should just detour people from buying stuff on a whim.
Consider me deterred.  :\
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