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MelMan2002
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September 21, 2011, 02:05:53 AM
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Is it possible to track down the thief who stole my 90 bitcoins?  It was taken in 2 transactions, both to the same destination address:
http://pi.uk.com/bitcoin/address/1FfoAXmHk14vSPzkSrDyYBjbGYujMX8JQj

I've been sending more bitcoins to that address (through dailybitcoins.org/) to try and get more IPs associated with the address but as far as I can tell they seem to be behind a proxy.

I emailed MtGox and TradeHill to see if any of the addresses are familiar to them and they are not.

Is there anyway to track this guy down??

Edit: new link for the address since it looks like pi.uk.com no longer does this:
https://blockchain.info/address/1FfoAXmHk14vSPzkSrDyYBjbGYujMX8JQj
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September 21, 2011, 03:23:51 AM
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How were they stolen?
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September 21, 2011, 01:19:53 PM
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I was stupid and listed them on eBay.  For some reason I thought that that extra layer would make it ok to sell through PayPal but I was obviously wrong as PayPal put the dispute in the thief's favor...
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September 21, 2011, 02:00:19 PM
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that sucks man.
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September 21, 2011, 03:56:46 PM
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So no other ways to track this guy down?  There must be something that I haven't thought of!
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September 21, 2011, 04:30:06 PM
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The untraceability of bitcoins is one of their biggest features.  allinvain spent months looking for his 25k btc... it's impossible to recover.  Sorry man.

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September 21, 2011, 04:46:16 PM
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The untraceability of bitcoins is one of their biggest features.  allinvain spent months looking for his 25k btc... it's impossible to recover.  Sorry man.

Allinvain didn't lose any bitcoins. I'm about sick of people saying he did. He didn't even mention the alleged fact on his own blog AT ALL. There is no evidence it happened in bitexplorer.
He's a liar.

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September 21, 2011, 05:35:40 PM
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Whos Theif?
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September 21, 2011, 06:51:29 PM
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Whos Theif?

Are you trying to be humorous?
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September 21, 2011, 09:47:09 PM
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What are you going to do if you do track them down, get the police to arrest them?
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September 21, 2011, 09:54:48 PM
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What are you going to do if you do track them down, get the police to arrest them?

I would probably first attempt to find a way to recover my bitcoins.
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September 21, 2011, 09:59:16 PM
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What asking him kindly?

He's got them now, if a bitcoin exchnage can't get a user to give back 511BTC that was accidently sent to them I doubt you'll have much luck.
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September 21, 2011, 10:09:43 PM
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What asking him kindly?

He's got them now, if a bitcoin exchnage can't get a user to give back 511BTC that was accidently sent to them I doubt you'll have much luck.

There are many ways that I could possibly recover my bitcoins but the fact is that I need to track down the thief first anyway so there really is no point to going into detail about it here.  Please, if you don't have anything to contribute to my original question then don't post in this thread.
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September 21, 2011, 10:10:19 PM
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If ya called the bitcoin police you probably would know.
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September 22, 2011, 06:07:46 AM
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If ya called the bitcoin police you probably would know.
Maybe the internet police works better since this is pretty internetsy stuff ya know.
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September 22, 2011, 07:19:07 AM
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What asking him kindly?

He's got them now, if a bitcoin exchnage can't get a user to give back 511BTC that was accidently sent to them I doubt you'll have much luck.

There are many ways that I could possibly recover my bitcoins but the fact is that I need to track down the thief first anyway so there really is no point to going into detail about it here.  Please, if you don't have anything to contribute to my original question then don't post in this thread.

Did you get his name and email from paypal?
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September 22, 2011, 10:19:16 AM
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Whats their paypal account and ebay. I could sort something out for you.

Its so easy to steal btc these days. Theres so many problems with the exchanges, online btc game accounts etc. People put way too much faith into the security of simple systems.

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September 22, 2011, 01:34:50 PM
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Here is his eBay/PayPal info - I'm not sure if he is the theif or if his account just got used by the theif (which is why I didn't post it in the first post).  But I'm becoming more and more convinced that he is the theif, although I can't seem to prove it.  I can't seem to find much googling his info:

eBay ID:  skoobysnacks11
PayPal Email:  b17specr@hotmail.com

Shipping Address:   
Dominik Coderre
830 boul Cité des jeunes apt. 5
Gatineau QC  J8Z 2E5
Canada
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September 22, 2011, 01:35:46 PM
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BTW - he has never responded to any of my emails.
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September 22, 2011, 01:50:54 PM
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definalty not canadian, hes spanish

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