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Old 03-23-2012, 10:53 AM #1
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Scammed by impostor

I feel like an idiot. I'm new to this so am not was not allowed to be PM'd, so I left alternate contact information. I got a text message almost immediately accepting the offer I made. I have a copy of whole text message conversation saved to my computer, but I can't figure out how to post pictures. Again, I'm new to this. I didn't see reason to think it was not the thread starter, especially since it had been two days since he started the thread and from what I see sellers are usually pretty prompt about replying to offers. Anyway, all I have is a phone number, a name (probably fake), and an address (probably fake as well). Is there anything I can do or am I screwed?

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:07 AM #2
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here's how to post screen shots

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...3#post69080133

sorry to here you got scammed bro. rep KCMO lol
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:14 AM #3
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Thanks. Rep Trailer Park Boys too! Haha
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:18 AM #4
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How did you make payment? If you used Paypal, call them immediately even if you gifted it and see what they can do to help.

Hopefully you've learned your lesson about putting your contact information in a public place.

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:22 AM #5
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Also. post their number. We can dig up a lot from that. Also ANY contact information from PayPal as well.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:24 AM #6
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Thanks. Rep Trailer Park Boys too! Haha
yeah buddy. also listen to these guys. they can dig up some crazy amount information that can help out.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:24 AM #7
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Western Union. Yes I learned my lesson. Unfortunately, at the time that was the only way I could get in contact with anyone unless I would have made five random posts to unlock private messaging.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:25 AM #8
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Here's his phone number: 903-378-9687
Claims to be Alex Rodgers
Alleged address:
3805 Powderhorn Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:49 AM #9
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I work at a paintball store down in Florida . So your going to see a lot of markers from me in the future .

his thread states this... but you shipped to TX?
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:52 AM #10
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He said he was at his sister's house helping her with some stuff and that was her address. I know there were plenty of red flags I should have seen but hind sight's 20/20.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:09 PM #11
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House For Sale Listing of that Address

Residents:
3805 Powderhorn Drive
Angie R Aragon
Edward Aragon
Aragon Edward

Phone Number of Address: (512) 733-1640

Household Age (40-44) Edward E. Argon is 29.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:14 PM #12
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Ok so the address is obviously fake, 99% sure the name is fake, so I just have a phone number and a general vicinity of where he lives. Is there anything I can do?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:19 PM #13
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call the number i gave you, see whats up there, ask if they know this kid, or a package came via whatever shipping method on or around what day, ask for real information, tell them whats going on.

See what happens.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:26 PM #14
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call the number i gave you, see whats up there, ask if they know this kid, or a package came via whatever shipping method on or around what day, ask for real information, tell them whats going on.

See what happens.
Nothing was actually sent to the house. He picked up the money from a Western Union location in Round Rock, TX. I'm sure he just got the address off of a real estate website or something.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:30 PM #15
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I think I see a possible problem here-

You posted your phone number on a public forum offering money for an item listed in the forum. ANYONE could have gotten your number and pretended to have the Ego.

The user in question (not saying it wasn't him) however, if you look at the thread rejected your offer.

*Edit* I think you realize what I just said above as I just reread your thread (Its been a long day) *Edit*

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Old 03-23-2012, 12:30 PM #16
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Ive also been scammed by him !! sent him money on 21st
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:33 PM #17
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Does Western Union require like an ID to verify identity?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:34 PM #18
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I think I see a possible problem here-

You posted your phone number on a public forum offering money for an item listed in the forum. ANYONE could have gotten your number and pretended to have the Ego.

The user in question (not saying it wasn't him) however, if you look at the thread rejected your offer.
I realized that's probably what happened after the fact. He rejected my offer two days after I made it. After the transaction with whoever was claiming to be him was already made.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:35 PM #19
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yes but unfortunately i also bouth the "im out of town and my wife will pick it up sotry" im such an idiot
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:36 PM #20
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Does Western Union require like an ID to verify identity?
This is my first time using Western Union for anything. I called them and they said if you set a password then ID is not required. I thought I was setting a password for an added security measure. Guess not.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:42 PM #21
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yes but unfortunately i also bouth the "im out of town and my wife will pick it up sotry" im such an idiot
Please create a TR thread for yourself and include all documentation you have. The more threads the better.
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