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epc2 20 December 2017 05:26 AM

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Originally Posted by 79280_116520 (Post 8121232)
The mods definitely should ban the accounts of the posters who've supported the scammer. My guess is they are the scammer's other profiles.

And he might have more accounts!!

Really sorry OP but wit the stolen pics link, there's no doubt that you got scammed!!

Valenciawatchrepair 20 December 2017 05:31 AM

So sorry to hear this! We have to be diligent! Only going to consider watches if the seller has a handwritten note in the pic next to the watch with their username AND some other random info of my choosing. Maybe even a couple more verification methods as well. These guys will stop at nothing to scam someone.

Bublik2002 20 December 2017 05:45 AM

So I have filed a report with the FBI internet unit and my bank. What other measures can I take?

Bublik2002 20 December 2017 05:58 AM

Brady Burney
Dec 14 (5 days ago)

to me
Here you go

Account Name: Rhonda Burney
Account Number: 1007931983
Routing Number: 086300012
Bank Name: Old National Bank
Bank address: 1 Main Street Old National Bank Evansville IN 47708

This is where I was told to wire the money. I can't believe I fell for this. Everything about it looks fake now. Is there any shot my bank recovers my money? Does the account have to have a real person attached to it?

tbonesteak 20 December 2017 06:13 AM

Uggghh... Look at it like this OP:

At least you prob have some sort of reliable means which gives you the ability to afford Rolex watches.

This con artist scumbag is prob on and off welfare, hardly with a pot to piss in, and half the time doesn't know how he'll pay his next month's rent.

Could be worse, your life could be as awful as his.

Sorry for your loss...

Just curious, did you talk to him on the phone at all or Facetime? While I know that isn't an end all be all, I'd bet Factime reduces fraud by a big enough percentage that it is worth using (just as an extra measure). & if they don't have a real number and just give you some whatsapp kind of nonsense, I'd say run right off the bat!

Bublik2002 20 December 2017 06:36 AM

No I didn't think of doing that as I have done numerous transactions through rolex forums and they have always gone very smoothly.

Sharkman1234 20 December 2017 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by RolexEDC (Post 8120782)
I know it's off subject but is it me or those hands are yellow gold in the picture? Modded watch?

No it is crappy lighting. Those are *my* pictures from a sale post on WUS back in June. I was just notified by the OP by email.

jph4387 20 December 2017 06:54 AM

Have you contacted teh Evansville authorities? I'd have to assume a wire to that account would require either an owner of the account or someone to receive it? Is it possible they have a picture or surveillance of the guy in the bank?

6seirralima 20 December 2017 06:59 AM

The bank account does have to have a real person attached to it with proper identification. I would call the bank in IN and let them know 812-468-1090 as well as the local authorities in Evansville. Have you filed a police report? If so they will want a copy of it at the bank.

Bublik2002 20 December 2017 07:00 AM

I called the bank and they took down the information, but told me there is nothing they can do for me. I will be filing a police report with my local jurisdiction tonight.

AK797 20 December 2017 07:16 AM

Very sorry to hear about this, but it is imperative you only send a bank transfer or paypal gift to someone well known on this forum and with basically more to lose than you, ie a reputation or a business selling here in volume. Also ask the seller to give you the name of some well established members here as references.

As watches are going to be scarce at ADs more members will be lured into "attractive " price traps, so be extra careful these days, it is a seller and scammer's market. Always pay a premium for trust now, never go on price.

mjclark32 20 December 2017 07:22 AM

Sorry to hear, hope you get the money back!

Bushido 20 December 2017 07:33 AM

I'm very sorry to hear this OP. Hopefully, the authorities can track him down.

tbonesteak 20 December 2017 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Bublik2002 (Post 8121520)
I called the bank and they took down the information, but told me there is nothing they can do for me. I will be filing a police report with my local jurisdiction tonight.

Sorry, sucks...

Prob should also file with the authorities in Evansville too.

ALF61 20 December 2017 07:41 AM

I´d find out ASAP who this Rhonda Burney is and track down that person in Indiana. Get the police in it right away and consult with someone other than a lawyer what is the best procedure. A lawyer´s fees will run you dry over and above the watch itself. The bank must have positive ID on that person.

tbonesteak 20 December 2017 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ALF61 (Post 8121598)
I´d find out ASAP who this Rhonda Burney is and track down that person in Indiana. Get the police in it right away and consult with someone other than a lawyer what is the best procedure. A lawyer´s fees will run you dry over and above the watch itself. The bank must have positive ID on that person.

58 years old, I'm seeing resides in Selma, Indiana... But OP, prob worth about $10-$20 to unlock some records from a verification site.

If she has any kids (and my money says she has like 6), it is 99% one of them.

tbonesteak 20 December 2017 07:52 AM

Here you go OP, got this, free information:

http://publicwhitepages.com/base.php...ana&id=3545419

I'd call and let her know the authorities are coming and what she did was grand larceny, even if she wasn't the perpetrator, her fingerprints are on this... She'll obviously know if she has a scumbag kid and who did it right away.

Plus I'd call the authorities in that town, here is the Muncie Police Department number:

(765) 747-4838

MonBK 20 December 2017 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by tbonesteak (Post 8121626)
Here you go OP, got this, free information:

http://publicwhitepages.com/base.php...ana&id=3545419

I'd call and let her know the authorities are coming and what she did was grand larceny, even if she wasn't the perpetrator, her fingerprints are on this... She'll obviously know if she has a scumbag kid and who did it right away.

Good job. :thumbsup:

79280_116520 20 December 2017 07:56 AM

I found this from a Google search.

https://www.mylife.com/rhonda-burney/rhonda_burney

https://www.whitepages.com/name/Rhon...lma-IN/bdp2epr

denmanproject 20 December 2017 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbonesteak (Post 8121626)
Here you go OP, got this, free information:

http://publicwhitepages.com/base.php...ana&id=3545419

I'd call and let her know the authorities are coming and what she did was grand larceny, even if she wasn't the perpetrator, her fingerprints are on this... She'll obviously know if she has a scumbag kid and who did it right away.

Plus I'd call the authorities in that town, here is the Muncie Police Department number:

(765) 747-4838

Great community support here, nice work :cheers:

roaddog359 20 December 2017 07:57 AM

File your police report and have your local police contact evansville Pd and both agencies can work together with the bank to ID this person or persons and get charges filed this is a Felony crime.

epc2 20 December 2017 07:57 AM

There's a good chance that she's just a victim and the scammer stole her bank info and withdraw the money from her account, happened before with scammers that used Business and personal accounts.

tbonesteak 20 December 2017 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbonesteak (Post 8121626)
Here you go OP, got this, free information:

http://publicwhitepages.com/base.php...ana&id=3545419

I'd call and let her know the authorities are coming and what she did was grand larceny, even if she wasn't the perpetrator, her fingerprints are on this... She'll obviously know if she has a scumbag kid and who did it right away.

Plus I'd call the authorities in that town, here is the Muncie Police Department number:

(765) 747-4838

Husband died almost 5 years ago.

https://obittree.com/obituary/us/ind...urney/1929363/

tbonesteak 20 December 2017 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by epc2 (Post 8121644)
There's a good chance that she's just a victim and the scammer stole her bank info and withdraw the money from her account, happened before with scammers that used Business and personal accounts.

Good point, and this is true, which technically could be even better... More laws being broken, more crime being committed (we're adding bank fraud into this now too, or something like that, I'm a tech guy, not a lawyer lol), hopefully a little more attention from law enforcement.

But if she is unaware, she should be willing to help too (by also calling law enforcement), being that she is now a victim as well.

Bublik2002 20 December 2017 08:08 AM

i contacted the evansville police department and they told me I have to file locally first. Will be doing that when I get home from work tonight.

tbonesteak 20 December 2017 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bublik2002 (Post 8121676)
i contacted the evansville police department and they told me I have to file locally first. Will be doing that when I get home from work tonight.

Good luck!

roaddog359 20 December 2017 08:10 AM

Lots of good leads here. Makes it easy slam dunk for LEO. But Muncie Pd will more than likely want a local police report before starting any investigation. But a call wont hurt either.

Old Expat Beast 20 December 2017 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by jrs146 (Post 8121169)
Should the Mods ban the folks who gave this scammer positive feedback until it’s proven that those accounts are legit?


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Done. Recently discovered scammer polowatch was also the same scammer.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=572731

Jim Smyth 20 December 2017 10:11 AM

Here's what I assume is a daughter from one of Tbones leeds.

https://www.whitepages.com/name/Kate...ers-IN/41pz218

The KA seems pretty ironic and formally from Muncie.

Also here is one of the perps only 2 friends here. A account created the day after the wire most likely to spy on what going on in this inevitable thread.

https://www.rolexforums.com/member.php?u=194038

Old Expat Beast 20 December 2017 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim Smyth (Post 8121915)

Also here is one of the perps only 2 friends here. A account created the day after the wire most likely to spy on what going on in this inevitable thread.

https://www.rolexforums.com/member.php?u=194038

That user appears to be in another country, with no matching IPs to the perp or his other accounts.


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