You alerted the local authorities?
Sorry to hear of this. Makes one want to pay him a visit and provide some in-person transaction feedback...
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Scammer alert: buyers beware (around Austin Texas area)
Hi guys, A community service announcement about a scam artist in Austin Texas. The watch stolen was a HALIOS Seaforth Roldorf. IT HAS SINCE BEEN RECOVERED. THIS THREAD TELLS THE STORY The watch was stolen during a trade with a seller on Instagram. I sent ...
I’ve now heard from others about this guy.
Apparently not his first scam. He’s also been trading fake Rolexes (Date Justs) in exchange for other watches). Occasionally also uses a shipping address in New Jersey. Watch out for this a&&h01e
You misspelled . . .
. . . 'asshole'. (This isn't a laughing matter, so no smiley face.) Did the asshole perpetrate his scam from our Collectors Market? If so, please let me know. Disgusted, Art
Thanks for the commiserations. I got scammed from Instagram not from here. But I’ve been speaking with a few fellows around Austin TX, and apparently he’s done a few dodgy trades there (on Reddit and Facebook sale sites mainly). I think I got off relative...
Just gathering some information.
Seems like he is using a fake name. Trying to track him through PayPal and other online places. There are some local guys who were scammed worse than I who may get the police involved. Hopefully we can pin the bastard down.
Hope you nail him
Mail fraud Conversion Regular contractual fraud I’m sure he’s easily committed a half dozen crimes with your transaction alone. Hope you get him. Good luck!
Details of culprit
Hopefully that will aid the various LEAs to track him down for a nice little chat about his illegal activities. ...
Thank you, Boron.
Following a few leads in trying to establish whether he is that guy or just borrowed his photo & name for the profile. Will keep the community posted re updates. Kind regards
Thanks for your support.
I am trying a novel approach of getting in touch with his parents via their LinkedIn accounts. I think that should help us figure our whether the guys is legit or whether it is an impersonator. Lets see where this gets us.
Sorry to hear about this....
thank you for the heads up, I've been scammed before (thankfully a small amount and it was my fault) and it really stings but it made me more cautious. S
Happy ending to thisnsotry (I got hold of him) and hopefully scared him s41tle33 😜 Let’s hope he never reappears again.
Thank you, Ed!
I’ve been overwhelmed by the community support. Really made me realise why this hobby is such a passion for us. The people are the ones to make it great! But all it takes is a couple of morons to spoil it for everyone. So: THANKS EVERYONE! You guys ROCK! ...
Glad you broke my code! I wasn’t sure if the proper spelling would get through the sensors. 😜
And unlike some AI ‘bots, we are human and we can read even your code ...
HAPPY TO REPORT A SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION TO THIS SAGA
Hi Everyone I am very happy to report a successful resolution to this stolen watch saga. Thanks to the amazing watchfam community, I managed to track down the fraudster and get my watch back. The fraudster turned out to be a misguided kid, who i am very s...
Yes, a rare "happy ending" to these kind of fraud stories. the watch community has been amazing! great support!