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May 09, 2014, 06:52:14 PM
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Money is gone, especially with the thief being at hackforums.net.

Whatever you do, don't return the cash you received.

It's possible your recipient could be in on the caper.

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May 09, 2014, 06:52:21 PM
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Yes.  This was the first time he used IE to access his blockchain.info wallet.  In the past he has always used Chrome.

Could it be this issue?

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May 09, 2014, 06:52:57 PM
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I tried to talk but he blocked me on skype. I'll try to contact him on hackforums.

Thanks for the effort.  I doubt it will get anywhere, but it's worth a try.  Anything I can do to help this guy is appreciated.

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May 09, 2014, 06:55:14 PM
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Money is gone, especially with the thief being at hackforums.net.

Probably, but there are white-hat hackers in the world, and there are dumb hakers that make mistakes that allow them to be identified.  I doubt that's true here, but can't be sure until an effort is made.

Whatever you do, don't return the cash you received.

It's possible your recipient could be in on the caper.

He's not.

And he understands that returning the cash just means that I'm the victim instead of him.  He doesn't want to do that to me any more than I want this to happen to him.

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May 09, 2014, 06:58:07 PM
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Tale the $1000 loss as a learning experience. Or pretend you went out and had fun last night.

I'd feel a bit sick to my stomach, but I could probably manage that if something like this happened to me.

Unfortunately, this guy was messing around with money that he clearly can't afford to lose.  Telling him to "take it as a learning experience" isn't going to put his mind at ease at all.

I realize he's probably going to have to come to grips with the loss, but I'm not ready to give up yet.  Escrow.ms has already identified an email address, a skype, and an account at hackforums.  There is still a glimmer of hope that someone can dox this guy.

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May 09, 2014, 07:03:09 PM
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This is sad to hear and shows once again how poor the average person's computer security is.  Multisig and hardware wallets are really needed. 

If you are accepting donations on behalf of your customer, post an address and I'll donate a small amount (I feel I "owe" something to the karma gods as I've never lost a single satoshi knock on wood).


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May 09, 2014, 07:06:53 PM
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http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:yj1iwewfkYgJ:www.hackforums.net/showthread.php%3Ftid%3D3973147%26page%3D18+&cd=27&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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May 09, 2014, 07:09:39 PM
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This is sad to hear and shows once again how poor the average person's computer security is.  Multisig and hardware wallets are really needed. 

If you are accepting donations on behalf of your customer, post an address and I'll donate a small amount (I feel I "owe" something to the karma gods as I've never lost a single satoshi knock on wood).

I don't want to set a precedent of making it seem like anytime someone loses their bitcoins, they can just come here and tell a sob story to get more bitcoins.

The idea of donations is certainly appreciated, and if anyone wants to send me a PM and make a private donation I'll put it all on a paper wallet and give it to the guy the next time we get together (since I no longer trust his ability to secure his bitcoin wallet).

Public panhandling for donations will just encourage scammers and con artists to try the same.  If we can get this guys bitcoins back, or can ID the thief that would be preferred.

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May 09, 2014, 07:10:56 PM
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http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:XKHJiHUW2iYJ:www.hackforums.net/showthread.php%3Ftid%3D4114375%26page%3D2+&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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I honestly don't think Bull's scamming. He's been a legitimate seller to me for months. You are lucky enough to get a partial refund - I don't know if anyone else would do that.

100% agree with u bro, and yes ure very lucky to get a refund

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May 09, 2014, 07:12:55 PM
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Money is gone, especially with the thief being at hackforums.net.

Probably, but there are white-hat hackers in the world, and there are dumb hakers that make mistakes that allow them to be identified.  I doubt that's true here, but can't be sure until an effort is made.

Whatever you do, don't return the cash you received.

It's possible your recipient could be in on the caper.

He's not.

And he understands that returning the cash just means that I'm the victim instead of him.  He doesn't want to do that to me any more than I want this to happen to him.

I guess it's a $1k Tuition, for his education in securing his cryptocoin.

Have your buddy get a Mac OS or cheap $200 chrome book.

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May 09, 2014, 07:13:12 PM
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https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww.hackforums.net+%22themad2403%22&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS549US549&oq=site%3Awww.hackforums.net+%22themad2403%22&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.8406j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8
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May 09, 2014, 07:17:38 PM
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I'm offering a 0.5 BTC reward for anyone that can get me a legal name and valid home address on hackforums.net user "themad2403".

I will work the the best of my ability to get theft charges filed against him.  I realize it's a longshot, and even if I get the DOX, any attempt to file legal charges will likely fail, but I'll make every attempt I can.

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May 09, 2014, 07:21:34 PM
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I'm offering a 0.5 BTC reward for anyone that can get me a legal name and valid home address on hackforums.net user "themad2403".

I will work the the best of my ability to get theft charges filed against him.  I realize it's a longshot, and even if I get the DOX, any attempt to file legal charges will likely fail, but I'll make every attempt I can.
You would need to subpoena hackforums.net to fork over the IP of that user.  Hopefully, that user was dumb enuf to use his real IP instead of going thru Tor.  Just like he was dumb enuf to use the same bitcoin address, something Satoshi himself advocated against doing to avoid tracking.

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May 09, 2014, 07:26:54 PM
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This is sad to hear and shows once again how poor the average person's computer security is.  Multisig and hardware wallets are really needed.  

If you are accepting donations on behalf of your customer, post an address and I'll donate a small amount (I feel I "owe" something to the karma gods as I've never lost a single satoshi knock on wood).

I don't want to set a precedent of making it seem like anytime someone loses their bitcoins, they can just come here and tell a sob story to get more bitcoins.

The idea of donations is certainly appreciated, and if anyone wants to send me a PM and make a private donation I'll put it all on a paper wallet and give it to the guy the next time we get together (since I no longer trust his ability to secure his bitcoin wallet).

Public panhandling for donations will just encourage scammers and con artists to try the same.  If we can get this guys bitcoins back, or can ID the thief that would be preferred.

Yes, I completely agree it sets a bad precedent.  I offered it because I know you are telling the truth and I feel bad for your customer, but your point is well taken and I probably should have PM'd you instead.  

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May 09, 2014, 07:32:23 PM
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You would need to subpoena hackforums.net to fork over the IP of that user.  Hopefully, that user was dumb enuf to use his real IP instead of going thru Tor.  Just like he was dumb enuf to use the same bitcoin address, something Satoshi himself advocated against doing to avoid tracking.

I understand that a subpoena to hackforums would be one option.  I don't think I've got enough evidence at this point for a subpoena to be issued.  I'm hoping instead that the user made other mistakes that will allow him to be identified.

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May 09, 2014, 07:59:22 PM
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real name may be: Mario Perez

http://www.spokeo.com/email-search/search?e=themad2403@live.com&sea9=t106

seems we can get more information from spokeo for just $4. 
I'll volunteer 0.01 BTC if you want to follow that  Grin

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May 09, 2014, 08:24:13 PM
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real name may be: Mario Perez

http://www.spokeo.com/email-search/search?e=themad2403@live.com&sea9=t106

seems we can get more information from spokeo for just $4. 
I'll volunteer 0.01 BTC if you want to follow that  Grin
Awesome, I screen captured the page just in case.


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May 09, 2014, 08:34:07 PM
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I've just registered at HackForums so I can participate in the discussion there.

Unfortuntately I haven't received the account activiation email yet (I'm wondering if my email provider is blocking it).


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May 09, 2014, 08:36:39 PM
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real name may be: Mario Perez

http://www.spokeo.com/email-search/search?e=themad2403@live.com&sea9=t106

seems we can get more information from spokeo for just $4. 
I'll volunteer 0.01 BTC if you want to follow that  Grin

That's $4 per month for a 6 month contract.  The fine print says:

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I understand that I will be billed $23.70 every 6 months until this subscription is canceled.

I'm tempted to pay it, but I'm a bit concerned that after I do I'll find no useful information.  Don't really want to be scammed in the attempt to track down a scammer.

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May 09, 2014, 08:39:02 PM
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I'll do it.

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