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November 19, 2014, 05:13:46 PM
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Might help ypu to avoid being idiot like me.

Was selling few btc, and posted on a thread of a guy who was buying. Got the PM later that he wanted to buy, I insisted on escrow, he suggested Yankee (Bitinstant), good ols user and I accepted.

Only when I sent coins to supposed escrow I noticed that account I sent to was completely new and had dot after Yankee, while supposed segvec I was trading with is actualy seqvec.

5 BTC gone to wind due to my stupidity.

So, be careful and avoid doing the same mistake.

Accounts involved - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=395486 and https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=383069

You're allowed to laugh at me, I deserve it.

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November 19, 2014, 05:21:52 PM
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Ugh that's a tough amount to lose for a lesson.

For 5 BTC I would be investigating every detail from their trust  Grin
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November 19, 2014, 05:23:10 PM
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Meh, I can't get shit from investigation, it would just be losing of my time and nerves again.

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November 19, 2014, 05:31:54 PM
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Bad luck that they targeted you. Next time you will be prepared.

Thanks for sharing as it helps others.

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November 19, 2014, 05:31:57 PM
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Ouch, 5 BTC? I won't laugh at you, because getting scammed is always a shitty feeling. I have been scammed for far less, but now I know I should not feel shitty or complain about my little loss, 5 BTC is alot of money dude. But this will be the first and last time you do this right? Smiley

Heard of Bitcoin OTC? This is a web of trust. Here you can sell 5 BTC fairly easy without any problems because many people there are trusted. http://bitcoin-otc.com/ '

Anyways, Im sorry for your loss man!
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November 19, 2014, 06:08:18 PM
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Ugh that's a tough amount to lose for a lesson.

For 5 BTC I would be investigating every detail from their trust  Grin
Since these users create accounts to scam users like these, and its illegal, can't the bitcointalk admins provide the IP addresses of such users? Would definitely help, if they are not using Tor.

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November 19, 2014, 06:11:32 PM
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Shit, that's bad, sorry for your loss man, I got scammed for a little a while back but not on the forum, I didn't tell anybody about it, felt a little dumb myself. Could you post the bitcoin address you sent the coins too, maybe someone can do a little tracking and find out more about them.

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November 19, 2014, 06:11:38 PM
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I don't think of you as "stupid", I think of the scammer as a "bastard".  Angry

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November 19, 2014, 06:17:39 PM
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I don't think of you as "stupid", I think of the scammer as a "bastard".  Angry

I cannot agree more with you.

And so sorry for your loss, OP. Be careful next time.

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November 19, 2014, 07:06:01 PM
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Well, he is bastard for sure but you can't deny I was stupid here, it was too easy trick I failed on.


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November 19, 2014, 07:09:10 PM
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Still selling? Interested in 1.5btc



Seleem I strongly believe you got scammed by old scammer on this website forum id "marcchernandez"

as this guy "misunderstood " is same scammer

as I just received below reply from this fucker as below


I could take the 2btc @ bitstamp rate and I'll pay the fees. This is my alt account, you can check the feedback on my main account marcchernandez. Magic 8ball is in possession of it for now because I took a loan from him. Pm him if you wish first.

If you're willing to, you can send me 0.5btc in good faith then I will send you the full amount of $750 and then you send me the rest. Let me know if that's good for you. I'm from the United states and will pay with western union.

If you want to use escrow that's okay with me too if you don't mind waiting.

If you agree please between 0.2-0.5btc so I know you're aerious before I send you the cash
18tnG7eYyoiEv6UuiVKvwoCHi98t8rosmA


What's the receivers info for western union?

this guy 100% scammer you so silly not to check forum ids and easily got scammed and lost 5 BTCs[/b]
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November 19, 2014, 07:09:52 PM
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I still can't believe you got scammed. You are Hero Member why you sent him first even if he was real segvec.
Why did not you used Escrow or asked him to send first.


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November 19, 2014, 07:19:39 PM
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Wow that is horrible i don't think of you as stupid you just got tricked but if you would have paid more attention the story will be different now.
Anyway, i hope you recover from it somehow really sorry for your loss.
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November 19, 2014, 07:20:46 PM
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Good scammers are good at social engineering.
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November 19, 2014, 07:24:46 PM
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I still can't believe you got scammed. You are Hero Member why you sent him first even if he was real segvec.
Why did not you used Escrow or asked him to send first.

I did sent to escrow but fake one too, lol.

That's why I said I am an idiot  Tongue


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November 19, 2014, 07:26:58 PM
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I still can't believe you got scammed. You are Hero Member why you sent him first even if he was real segvec.
Why did not you used Escrow or asked him to send first.

I did sent to escrow but fake one too, lol.

That's why I said I am an idiot  Tongue



You're not an idiot ,  the scammer is a bastard .  The next time I suggest you to check the forum account ID and use an escrow , cheers.



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November 19, 2014, 07:49:22 PM
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I don't think of you as "stupid", I think of the scammer as a "bastard".  Angry

Yeah, I'm agree with you, the OP just need more experience.
More careful on another transaction, make it into lesson.
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November 19, 2014, 08:25:06 PM
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This recently was pulled on me as well. The user they were impersonating was TomatoCage though and the username was Tomatorcage.

It's likely the same scumbag that did this as well.
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November 19, 2014, 08:43:53 PM
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You have duplicate links in the OP. The correct link to the impostor Yankee.(BitInstant) is: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=383069

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