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November 20, 2014, 01:35:51 AM
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Not really except the BTC address I've sent coins to. It's posted on first page.

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November 20, 2014, 05:40:09 PM
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damn! that's big amount to loose , won't laugh on you ,  had certain scams before but not these big . Be careful from next time , that i know you will
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November 20, 2014, 05:58:18 PM
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I think most of us been scammed one way or another during our time with btc Sad






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November 20, 2014, 06:04:34 PM
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I think most of us been scammed one way or another during our time with btc Sad

And most of the times its usually a lesson for next time. But a scam of 5 BTC, is something else. It hurts if you lose that to a scam.

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November 22, 2014, 03:22:45 AM
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I am used to win big and lose big with btc so 5 btc is by no mean the worst loss I had, though yeah, I had better times and it was not great one to be scammed in.

I hope the fucker will spent them on healing his baldness.

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November 22, 2014, 12:19:43 PM
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Damn, that sucks. 

What goes around comes around.  Good on you to let us know of such scammer...


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November 22, 2014, 05:37:25 PM
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sorry to hear about this, i had a guy a few weeks ago  try to scam be out of some btc also with switching a letter in his username to look like someone else. but i  checked his profile close and noticed it. so expensive lesson to learn but i hope karma is a bitch for these guys doing this all of the time here.

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November 22, 2014, 06:01:44 PM
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You're allowed to laugh at me, I deserve it.

I don't, I feel sorry for you. 1/7 a 0 more, such mistake, such loss. Thank you for the warning. Making a mistake (or more) doesn't make you an idiot. Not getting up again, yes.

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November 23, 2014, 10:44:32 AM
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You're allowed to laugh at me, I deserve it.

I don't, I feel sorry for you. 1/7 a 0 more, such mistake, such loss. Thank you for the warning. Making a mistake (or more) doesn't make you an idiot. Not getting up again, yes.

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November 23, 2014, 10:59:03 AM
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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.

No laughing matter, you did the right thing, escrow, only didn't pay attention. I feel for you man, not funny....
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November 23, 2014, 11:16:49 AM
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that's a tough break.  better off just selling your coins on coinbase.  you will get pimped with a fee, but a lot safer.  peace of mind goes a long way.  thank you for sharing your story.  hopefully it will help others to avoid falling victim to something similar.

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December 18, 2014, 02:07:51 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.

I've got pmed byt TomatorCage a few days ago. haha.
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December 18, 2014, 03:25:38 PM
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Sorry for you dude, 5BTC is a good amount to be stolen  Embarrassed Maybe that's the worst thing about BTC, you cannot take that money back sorry for your loss and thank you for making us awake about the situation.
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December 18, 2014, 05:41:29 PM
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damn thats a shame, it seems like you were in a rush im guessing?

since all those mistakes of checking if it was a non new account w. proper name etc could of been avoided. it was either you were too excited to sell trying to make a fast transaction.

i wont laugh, cause it happens to the best of us. for me i lost smaller amount, but this is when btc value was super high like mid $700 value, and meant to give .02 not .2 and clicked send.

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December 18, 2014, 07:06:40 PM
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its okay man, i recently lost .1 btc but this is from gambling, we both lost bitcoin but just in a different way.

i know that comment doesnt ease the pain, but i know how it feels.

just remember theres way more ways to lose bitcoin, like blockchains web wallets a couples weeks ago were all affected.
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5btc is a lot of money. I would not be as calm as you if that happened to me. Thanks for alerting us of the imposters.

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December 18, 2014, 07:50:33 PM
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Dam thats fucked when i get scammed for like $20 i get pissed 5 btc tho...



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December 18, 2014, 09:43:18 PM
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5 btc is like 2-3 months of rent money for me.

seriously i feel for you..  Undecided
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December 19, 2014, 12:39:57 AM
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damn i feel for you.. at least try to look it at this way.. btc value is dropping down and the possiblity of you buying 1 solid btc can happen.

starting as a slow recovery you know.
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December 19, 2014, 12:46:24 AM
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2-3 months! You are lucky. 
5 btc is like 2-3 months of rent money for me.

seriously i feel for you..  Undecided

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