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    Anna1555 is offline Junior Member
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    Scammed by LocalBitcoin sellers!!

    I've got scammed by (NewBtc1@yahoo.com) on LocalBitcoin, I wanted to cash out an old debt

    from a friend via Paypal my cash cards due to the fact that I don't have a Paypal account.

    The user (NewBtc1) told me that we should do the transaction off the LocalBitcoin website

    if I want to receive other currency than Bitcoin as payment. I send him 5 codes of $500,

    after he came up with a stupid story that one of the cards was refunded in the meantime..

    he told me that he can't pay me because he opened the transaction for $2,500 and he can't

    cash out only $2,000 to give me my share. So the idea was to send him another $500 loaded

    on a Paypal my cash card. I went myself to a Walgreen's retailer and bought a $500 Paypal

    my cash card thinking not to lose the other $2,000. I sent him the last code of $500 and

    that was the last time I've herd from him. So this is how I've got ripped of a total of

    $3,000. I've announced authorities and PayPal and they are investigating this. I just

    posted this so no one else will trust him and get ripped of his money.


    https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/NewBtc1/

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    ProfHenryHiggins is offline Elite Scambuster
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    Re: Scammed by LocalBitcoin sellers!!

    That sounds like he was using a variation of the overpayment scam.
    http://www.scambusters.org/overpayment.html
    http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0159-fake-checks

    And Googling the username NewBTC1 shows that he's been scamming people for a while now.
    https://muut.com/i/localbitcoins/gen...oney-scam-tact
    http://pastebin.com/DtSP9hhc
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