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[Discussion] Stupidity Does PAY !!! SCAM !!!

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by of The Ring, Dec 30, 2008.

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  1. of The Ring

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    As stupid as a pig can be, I was scammed twice by 2 persons in 1-2 months time.
    Why is it so difficult to be honest? I guess it is just human nature to be greedy.
    The first case happened on Nov 30th when I agree to buy 2 accounts for USD 250 from this person with an ICQ nickname Sxx Wxxxx. It was really a very fast transaction as he said he really needed the money in 2 days. Like a pig, I believed him. I gotten him to send me an invoice for the transaction which include his real life name, address, and telephone. As usual, I had all the ICQ conversations recorded. After the money was sent, I gave him the MTCN via ICQ then after I had no more reply. Straight away, I felt so disappointed and stupid.

    The second case make me felt very disppointed and sad.

    I HOPE ALL PEOPLE IN UO WILL BE AWARE OF THIS PERSON.

    I think many people know him, BCC Guild Leader. He is the person whom I lended him the LUNA plot which was in LUNA, right at WEST GATE. The one which is the Casino & Auction House run by the guild BCC.
    The Casino is recently interview by stratic, just in case you do not which one it is. It is on news in Great Lakes on Stratic.

    Just yesterday, he told me he did not enough money to pay for his internet connection and he had talked to the ISP to allow him a few more months to pay. But it was already due but he still did not have enough money to settle the bill. Looking at the successful opening of the casino and the auction, he asked me to help him with that.
    He offered me a list of rares for USD 225. And he also agreed to buy them back for USD 300 after 2 weeks. Like always, I asked him to send me an invoice with all those details. But this time I asked for a cell phone number. He gave me. I sent a text message to him to verify that he had the cell phone.
    Then today, after I gave him the MTCN and the password to collect the payment, he started to make up a story. He said while he was at WU, the staff there told him the payment was collected.
    According to WU procedure, the person who is collecting the payment will have to produce an identification card for verification. Without that, you will not get the payment. Furthermore, the payment I send has a password to it. Which means, the person not only need to provide an identity card but also the password for the collection.
    I sent him the MTCN and password via text message by cell phone at 1:17pm Michigan time. Then I try to get him on ICQ, but no reply. Then around 1:30pm i gotten a reply from him asking if i had sent the payment. So I told him I had sent the MTCN to him via text message, but he said he did not receive. So I send it again via ICQ. Soon after I given him all the details, he said he needed like 1 hr travelling time, to and fro, and asked me to wait.
    Then when he finally ICQ me again at around 3:30pm, he told me WU said the payment was collected.

    It is not about how much I lost due to being too stupid to trust just anyone over the internet. It is the kind of disppointment when you place your trust on that person and in return that person betray you.

    I will like stratics to take note of this. I hope all other UO Forums & Sites will take note of this person.


    A PERSON AS CUNNING AS HE IS, IS REALLY SCARY.


    I never thought of a person can be so good to you at one moment will stab you to death next moment.

    Should I be reporting this to the police? I know there are several website which people can lodge a complain for internet fraud.

    I HOPE AND WISH NO ONE ELSE WILL MAKE THE MISTAKES I MAKE.


    PLEASE ICQ ME IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO IT IS. I HAVE ALL THE ICQ HISTORY AND EMAILS SAVE.
     
  2. Bigmikeuk

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    Always use a credit card man! Can always charge it back then.
    Brought a t-shirt off the net recently and it never got sent so i was just like "WHAM", "GEORGE MICHAEL", "JITTERBUG" charged that suckah back onto my card! BOSH!

    UO is like the most untrustworth game ever! Learned that like 9 years ago :p
     
  3. of The Ring

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    i really learn my lesson this time. i will be more careful with whatever transactions i do. ty for giving me the comments.
     
  4. mask-z

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    Just no put real money for pixel items... u a fake collector
     
  5. of The Ring

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    i had sent that person an official letter of demand. If he does not get back and clear things up by Jan 1st, i will officially lodge a report to IFCC and IC3.
     
  6. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    simple fix.... don't buy accounts, or atleast not from random people that you meet in uo, buy it from official sites if u need one that badly. Honestly i dunno why people ever buy accounts, 8 years of playing and i never thought of buying one
     
  7. mask-z

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    i read and re-read your post... i m really sad for u
    but like all nub ppl who spend money and money for pixels items... ask u the question : why u ?

    ....

    answer is write in the question
     
  8. Topsy Krett

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    So he is a 'nub' for spending money? I don't quite understand... Care to elaborate?

    Did you ever think that collecting rares or even playing UO is a 'hobby' to some.

    I rarely play, and don't buy outside the game... but just as I collect 'sports memorabilia', collecting rares or anything else is just as the same...

    How about thinking it through next time...

    PS - I am sorry for your loss of The Ring, I wish you the best though.
     
  9. of The Ring

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    I hope through this thread i can remind other players not to easily trust anyone in the game.

    Sorry folks if i had offended you.

    But still, i hope no one will be scammed anymore.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL WHO IS READING THH THREAD !!!

    ALL THE BEST !!!
     
  10. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    i trust 1 person in uo, other people i am friends with, but i dont trust friends for the most part, i've been scammed a few times throughout my years, usually its my fault and i fall for something stupid or take a risk paying cheap gold for transfer token codes that would be sent to me on icq that didn't work... i didnt mind getting scammed like that because if that wasnt a scam it would have been a hell of a deal so it was worth the risk to me
     
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    Ring,
    As per our conversation last night I thought about what you said. I dont know why our guild leader would do that to you. Secondly for the most part you knew what I felt about the transaction and how you sent your monies.

    I read over 3 times your post and something is just really urking me that I think you should be aware of.

    Regardless of what took place, the guild members of BCC and its name should not be dragged through the mud so to speak. Its not our fault that your transaction with him went sour (if that is the case).

    It has absolutely nothing to do with us. We are not informed of any kind of side business you do with him. So I really think you owe BCC guild members an apology. You stated :
    I think many people know him, BCC Guild Leader. He is the person whom I lended him the LUNA plot which was in LUNA, right at WEST GATE. The one which is the Casino & Auction House run by the guild BCC.

    Again what does it have to do with us? Keep BCC guild members out of your work.

    Signed
    Vixen (Mistress of Justice)
     
  12. Comic Book Guy

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    Congratulations! You have won the dumbest post of 2008!
     
  13. Magdalene

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    I'm sorry for your loss, but you cannot accuse people like that ... Call the law enforcement if you have to and produce evidence to them, but ... (especially when, by mentioning the guild, you drag innocent people into this).
     
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