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February 20, 2015, 04:52:45 PM
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http://observer.com/2015/02/bitcoin-crime-wave-breaks-out-in-nyc/  damn.... stay safe guys!


"A New York City firefighter named Dwayne Richards was recently held up, stabbed and robbed by thieves who were after his bitcoin, the Observer has learned. From what we’ve discovered, Mr. Richards—who is a firefighter in lower Manhattan—was mugged and left bleeding after meeting the robbers under the pretense of exchanging bitcoin for cash in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He’s alive, well, and refusing comment.

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Edit for clarification: Be careful meeting anyone and doing business with them, especially if they know you carry large amounts of value on your person, be it BTC/Money/Material items.



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February 20, 2015, 04:55:08 PM
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http://abc7news.com/news/fremont-man-beaten-robbed-after-hiring-prostitute/523054/

http://www.click2houston.com/news/police-man-shot-robbed-at-apartment-complex/31355808

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Man-hires-prostitute-online-gets-drugged-and-6086182.php


be careful here too.

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February 20, 2015, 04:56:55 PM
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true that, i added a clarification to the OP.



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February 20, 2015, 04:59:44 PM
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good warning and you are right. but it is the same thing like "dont store your BTC on an exchange, its not a bank". in the end, people will do it.  Undecided

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February 20, 2015, 04:59:57 PM
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Well this shouldn't be anything special. It would have been the same if they had taken 8.5k in cash.
Actually the cash would be harder to trace to the thieves.


Why would someone store $8.5k in a single wallet?


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February 20, 2015, 05:04:57 PM
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Bitcoin doesn't cause crime, people do.

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February 20, 2015, 05:05:56 PM
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Oh my, I hope he is safe. People are so cruel for cash and it's horrible to see such inhumanity  Angry

It's much better not to store so much BTC in your account and keep making transactions to be safe.


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February 20, 2015, 05:07:21 PM
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Don't try that in other states. It's a good way to get shot in the U.S.

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February 20, 2015, 05:11:50 PM
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Where did he meet them? It just says 'secure location'. Can't imagine getting stabbed in the middle of Starbucks. I guess these crimes are going to become more common as it's like taking candy from a baby when you set the person up. I'd suggest only meeting in very public places with lots of surveillance cameras and that should deter thieves.
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February 20, 2015, 05:15:40 PM
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Where did he meet them? It just says 'secure location'. Can't imagine getting stabbed in the middle of Starbucks. I guess these crimes are going to become more common as it's like taking candy from a baby when you set the person up. I'd suggest only meeting in very public places with lots of surveillance cameras and that should deter thieves.

Great point. Requiring it be some place in public with cameras shouldn't be a bad thing. I would think only those who have bad intentions would be against that.

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February 20, 2015, 05:19:04 PM
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Careful guys while dealing f2f or just take a gun nd knife with you !

And one more stealing news about bitcoins !
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February 20, 2015, 05:40:21 PM
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Don't try that in other states. It's a good way to get shot in the U.S.

heheh the dream of mike bloomberg, everyone unarmed but him... happily this utter idiot and lobotomized scamer of terminal has realized that it was useful in Israel so he started to change his little mind... one step a time, don't ask much of thieves.

but remember he is one, among many, the b.o. crowd... how to get your daughters easier? you with 2A or without? everything answered.

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February 20, 2015, 06:11:34 PM
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Oh my , that's so ridiculous
Bitcoin is for safety purposes and selling it is no illegal , if you're selling for cash , keep the trading amount in hot wallet , with little more than needed and be safe
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February 20, 2015, 06:27:19 PM
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http://observer.com/2015/02/bitcoin-crime-wave-breaks-out-in-nyc/  damn.... stay safe guys!


"A New York City firefighter named Dwayne Richards was recently held up, stabbed and robbed by thieves who were after his bitcoin, the Observer has learned. From what we’ve discovered, Mr. Richards—who is a firefighter in lower Manhattan—was mugged and left bleeding after meeting the robbers under the pretense of exchanging bitcoin for cash in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He’s alive, well, and refusing comment.

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Edit for clarification: Be careful meeting anyone and doing business with them, especially if they know you carry large amounts of value on your person, be it BTC/Money/Material items.

Thank you for the thread. Everyone should be very careful when risking any money with a stranger.

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February 20, 2015, 06:51:05 PM
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Well this shouldn't be anything special. It would have been the same if they had taken 8.5k in cash.
Actually the cash would be harder to trace to the thieves.


Why would someone store $8.5k in a single wallet?
he was going to exchange it live, that doesnt matter.

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February 20, 2015, 06:53:11 PM
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Well this shouldn't be anything special. It would have been the same if they had taken 8.5k in cash.
Actually the cash would be harder to trace to the thieves.


Why would someone store $8.5k in a single wallet?
he was going to exchange it live, that doesnt matter.

Actually it does matter.
I know no one can steal our bitcoin from us without us giving them the password and identifier but revealing to someone the amount we have , is not pretty good deal in my eyes
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