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[Scam-Attempt] favdesu. (note the dot) & PTS_miner
« on: January 04, 2014, 08:39:50 PM »


What happened:
User "PTS_miner" requested a trade and suggested favdesu as escrow.
I accepted conditions and got a mail by "favdesu." (note the dot)
I noticed "favdesu." writing me in english but I know he knows I'm german as he is, first I thought it was just a copy&paste PM.
But then I saw the "Newbie" and "0 Posts". I almost died because I was seconds before sending 600 PTS! (!)

Scammers Profile Link:
favdesu. https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=5778
PTS_miner https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=5779

Reference Link:
My trade thread. https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=1885.0
Both scam accounts have 0 posts, only operate via PM.

Amount Scammed:
0 & nothing, glad I noticed it first.

Payment Method:
Via (fake) escrow with stolen identity.

Proof of Payment:
N/A

PM/Chat Logs:
Hi,

interested in 200 PTS for 4.8 bitcoin.

If you want to trade drop me a pm and ill arrange Escrow with admin

Thanks,
it is a very good price,

bit short on bitcoin in my wallet for the lot, ill give a friend a buzz and see if he wants to chip in.

let you know in 10 mins.

If he's up for it Ill drop favdesu a pm too about acting as escrow.
I have been asked by PTS_miner to facilitate a trade through Escrow.

I am a forum approved Escrow provider -

https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=618.0

Terms of deal -

600 PTS @ 15 bitcoin

Address for transaction -

Bitcoin: 1C3YcCsbzrRrbSKpx679ojqgzwt9gRgR7g
PTS: Pte7jmy4NF19BHvLtLxgF84vmrwWGQfRZe

After 3 confirmations funds will be sent to complete the transaction.

Should any problem occur funds will be returned to the sender and the trade will be cancelled.

Kind regards

favdesu
my friend has agreed to throw in 5 bitcoin for a 3rd of the PTS.

Will take a little while for him to transfer the bitcoin to my wallet.

I have dropped favdesu a pm regarding escrow,
dont mind holding these for a while,

hope it pays off as its cleaned my bitcoin wallet out.

arse twitching lol
still waiting on the confirmations from the bitcoin my mate sent over.

As soon as they clear ill get the lot over to the escrow address
Bitcoin now on its way to favdesu

Have to pick the wife up from work, so hopefully by the time I get back ill be PTS rich :)

Additional Notes:
Be careful of similar attempts! Double check even escrow partners!

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Re: [Scam-Attempt] favdesu. (note the dot) & PTS_miner
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 09:39:06 PM »
Wow gut das Du es rechtzeitig germerkt hast!

Thx for your report.
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Re: [Scam-Attempt] favdesu. (note the dot) & PTS_miner
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 10:15:02 PM »
can you block the accounts?

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Re: [Scam-Attempt] favdesu. (note the dot) & PTS_miner
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 10:26:29 PM »
Both banned, thanks for reporting.
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Re: [Scam-Attempt] favdesu. (note the dot) & PTS_miner
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 07:05:22 PM »
A manual review of new accounts would prevent this style of BS from happening. Of course I say this while being exactly the kind of person not wanting to wait even five minutes for forum permissions and the forum guys got plenty on their hands already but perhaps there is a middle road somewhere. We're talking a 12000$ attempted scam here after all.

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Re: [Scam-Attempt] favdesu. (note the dot) & PTS_miner
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 07:26:58 PM »
A manual review of new accounts would prevent this style of BS from happening. Of course I say this while being exactly the kind of person not wanting to wait even five minutes for forum permissions and the forum guys got plenty on their hands already but perhaps there is a middle road somewhere. We're talking a 12000$ attempted scam here after all.

Indeed, and reading through the Economics forums, there was another scam attempt at a value of around 500 PTS.

Maybe we "ban" new registered members to the newbie section and disallow private messages like bitcointalk does?

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Re: [Scam-Attempt] favdesu. (note the dot) & PTS_miner
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 08:26:42 PM »
bitcointalk being the Walhalla of scams :). But yes this would probably solve a large part of the problem. I must admit though that I don't have an account on bitcointalk because I didn't feel like sitting through the newbie procedure. But yes, an obligatory newbie forum post plus an OK from a mod should at least keep most of the Nigerians at bay. Litecoinforums handles it quite well in my experience.

 

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