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June 26, 2013, 03:14:55 AM
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- site does not remember location, sometime it requests to access my location, sometime I have to type where I live

Yeah - the autodetection of location is not very useful. It guesses my location as being on the other side of the continent. Thousands of km away.
I don't use a VPN or anything fancy - but I guess some IP address geodata database has some bad entries.

I'd much prefer just to be able to type in a location and have it remember it.


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June 26, 2013, 05:08:38 AM
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- site does not remember location, sometime it requests to access my location, sometime I have to type where I live

Yeah - the autodetection of location is not very useful. It guesses my location as being on the other side of the continent. Thousands of km away.
I don't use a VPN or anything fancy - but I guess some IP address geodata database has some bad entries.

I'd much prefer just to be able to type in a location and have it remember it.

Yes, pliis.

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June 26, 2013, 07:22:29 AM
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Where can I find a complete list and explanations of the parameters that I can put into my pricing formulas?
https://localbitcoins.com/cash_exchange_howto

what does "USD_24h" mean?
I guess, it's an average price of all BTC/USD trades on many exchanges in last 24 hours weighted by the trade sizes. You can see the current value at http://www.bitcoinwatch.com
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June 26, 2013, 10:05:46 AM
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I will repost this issue until localbitcoins takes a position:

I find it annoying that I can receive bad feedback from someone based simply on the fact they contacted me. 
  I got a few (still unconfirmed) positive feedback from trade partners and the support tells me that they are not able to confirm it and that I should wait for better times coming  Sad
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June 26, 2013, 03:49:16 PM
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I got a few (still unconfirmed) positive feedback from trade partners and the support tells me that they are not able to confirm it and that I should wait for better times coming  Sad
You can fix that in the future by restricting your ads to people with verified SMS numbers.
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June 27, 2013, 08:11:22 AM
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I got a few (still unconfirmed) positive feedback from trade partners and the support tells me that they are not able to confirm it and that I should wait for better times coming  Sad
You can fix that in the future by restricting your ads to people with verified SMS numbers.
There's no point in that. Why should a trader restrict his ads to people with verified SMS numbers?

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June 27, 2013, 08:17:20 AM
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I got a few (still unconfirmed) positive feedback from trade partners and the support tells me that they are not able to confirm it and that I should wait for better times coming  Sad
You can fix that in the future by restricting your ads to people with verified SMS numbers.
There's no point in that. Why should a trader restrict his ads to people with verified SMS numbers?

I did it to weed out some of the no-shows.

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June 27, 2013, 06:09:02 PM
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Why should a trader restrict his ads to people with verified SMS numbers?
Because it drastically reduces the number of spam attempts and otherwise non-serious contacts you receive.
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June 28, 2013, 12:21:10 AM
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If you're on localbitcoins, place an ad for your local airport

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July 01, 2013, 05:33:08 PM
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So, I met another 2 scammers on localbitcoins.com (total is 3, and 1 candidate). The scammer starts Tor client, buys bitcoins on localbitcoins.com, pays by SEPA from Deutche Postbank (yes, all 3, albeit different names, cities, IBAN; unfortunately I cannot verify the fourth), receives BTC and then tries SEPA chargeback. This happened for all my 3 bank accounts. I even waited 1 day, releasing BTC 1 day after receiving euros, and still this happened. Another interesting thing is that all those 3 scam payments took unusually long - 4 or 5 business days. The payments probably seemed suspicious for banks also.

Any idea what is going on? Some security problem at Deutche Postbank, and scammers got unauthorized access to random bank accounts? Or is Postbank attacking localbitcoins this way? But they wouldn't need Tor I guess.

Anyway, thank you, kangasbros, for this feauture that warns when other user is using Tor. Now I only have to start using this information. Sad

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July 01, 2013, 05:40:28 PM
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Do not use SEPA. Repeat, do NOT USE SEPA.

I've had five criminal cases opened against me due to "fraud" and "forgery" of signatures when accepting SEPA.
Never again.


Any idea what is going on? Some security problem at Deutche Postbank, and scammers got unauthorized access to random bank accounts? Or is Postbank attacking localbitcoins this way? But they wouldn't need Tor I guess.

You can gain knowledge of someones bank details and fill out a transfer slip, throw it in the banks mailbox.
All banks send those to Frankfurt, where they are processed. Processed as in simply executed.
The owner of the account notices money missing, gets reimbursed by the bank (that's the law!) and the bank sues (or threatens to) the money's recipient. This NEVER works. NEVER. There's a dozen court decisions how only the bank itself is culpably when negligent.

caveat: this is german law, dunno about y'all.


TOR on the other hand - use it, by all means. No need for anyone to be spying on my BTC dealings.
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July 01, 2013, 07:33:39 PM
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thanks for reply.
But do you have some alternative for SEPA? Paypal? Smiley OKPay?

BTW, one scammer is really funny. I asked him for his name and account number, and he gave me my name and his account number. + Postbank + uses Tor - seems legit Smiley

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July 01, 2013, 07:46:28 PM
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Take a page from http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams and get back to basics.

What is the domain name? LOCALbitcoins. That means you meet people locally, i.e., in person, and exchange physical fiat (counterfeit check it) for bitcoin. If in public (or private), you should either be armed, or be within a few feet of uniformed others who are armed (and preferably past 100% controlled access with metal detectors and x-rays for bags). Don't get robbed.

When will it get through everyone's thick skulls that bitcoin (and the follow-on cryptos) is the ONLY safe electronic payment method, and to stop fucking using the rest (of the electronic payment methods)? The stolen money and time has to number in the millions of euros/**Dollars/pounds by this point.

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July 03, 2013, 12:36:09 PM
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I met a scammer at the end of june after nearly a year of successful trades...

He did try to scam me through a SEPA transfer, so I went looking for info and, be aware, SEPA tranfsers can be reversed up to 13 months after they have been executed !

So I've disabled my bank offer and I've activated the option that only users with a verified cell number are able to contact me.

Let's hope this helps.

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ps. I'd add, never do an online transaction with someone from a different country, it makes a lot of thing more difficult to assess.

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July 16, 2013, 01:07:12 AM
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Hey guys, I've loved using localbitcoins and have done many successful trades with a ton of very polite and awesome people. However today I had my first screwy situation. The guy had to go to the atm before paying me and went to a wells fargo atm to withdraw the cash. Afterwards we concluded the trade and I went on my way. However shortly thereafter I noticed 2 of the bills were fake! Now since I didn't check during the transaction I can't prove whether or not the buyer was complicit and had any knowledge of these fake bills but I have learned my lesson and will be investigating bills more closely. They arn't too shabby I definitely could pass them off if I wanted to (though I won't cause I don't wanna screw someone else over) but a simple 30 second investigation would've aroused my suspicions as they both have the same serial and feel slightly different.
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July 16, 2013, 02:28:03 AM
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If only you could go to the Wells Fargo (if bank attached to ATM) and say "hey, the person who gave me this counterfeit bill said he got it from this ATM"...

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July 16, 2013, 03:31:50 AM
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If only you could go to the Wells Fargo (if bank attached to ATM) and say "hey, the person who gave me this counterfeit bill said he got it from this ATM"...

I doubt he was careless enough to even walk in front of that camera. If he was, you would get his identity this way. Fingerprints on the bill? Not sure if police would check for fingerprints but in a criminal case, he would have bad luck after actually using the ATM.

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July 16, 2013, 07:42:05 AM
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If only you could go to the Wells Fargo (if bank attached to ATM) and say "hey, the person who gave me this counterfeit bill said he got it from this ATM"...

I doubt he was careless enough to even walk in front of that camera. If he was, you would get his identity this way. Fingerprints on the bill? Not sure if police would check for fingerprints but in a criminal case, he would have bad luck after actually using the ATM.

Do you think he got the fake bills from the machine? I doubt that. He probably only got part of the cash from the machine to make the seller think all bills were from the machine, decreasing the likelyhood he would check them thoroughly.

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July 16, 2013, 03:51:21 PM
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If only you could go to the Wells Fargo (if bank attached to ATM) and say "hey, the person who gave me this counterfeit bill said he got it from this ATM"...

I doubt he was careless enough to even walk in front of that camera. If he was, you would get his identity this way. Fingerprints on the bill? Not sure if police would check for fingerprints but in a criminal case, he would have bad luck after actually using the ATM.

Do you think he got the fake bills from the machine? I doubt that. He probably only got part of the cash from the machine to make the seller think all bills were from the machine, decreasing the likelyhood he would check them thoroughly.


well, if he got it from an ATM, chances are 100% his identity can be pinned to one of 3 persons with only the timestamp of the bitcoin transaction and some thinking of when and how things happened. Sure, the ATM was a cover up to hide the fake bills but if I were him I wouldn't have gone near the ATM as banks and ATMs are full of cameras and with your card in the machine, your ID should be checked.

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July 16, 2013, 04:14:02 PM
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Hello,

I've just started looking at LocalBitcoins.com for an online buy funded from within the US. I'm having a little trouble sorting through and understanding all the available funding options, and their costs. I see many funding options listed - including OKPay, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers from specific banks, etc.

Is there somewhere I can easily find out more about the cost and restrictions of each funding option, without researching each one individually? I'm a little overwhelmed by the funding options. I've tried doing the research myself, but some of the funding options (like MoneyGram) offer different services at different fees. I'm not sure even which service is correct.

Sorry for the noob question, and thanks in advance for any helpful response Smiley

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