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Bublik2002 20 December 2017 12:12 AM

being scammed by a pledge member. please help
 
I have purchased multiple watches through this forum and never had an experience like this. I worked out a price for a Rolex 116610 Submariner with Karle12 via email. During the discussions we agreed that he would ship the watch overnight the following morning. I promptly wired $7000 to his account which he told me he received the following morning at 9am.

The following day I wait till the evening and email him about getting a tracking number. He tells me that he didn't have a chance to ship the watch and will ship it overnight the following day. The following day he makes up an excuse that he couldn't make it to the post office again and that he would mail out the watch on the following Monday. At this point I start getting concerned and agitated and tell him to wire my money back. He sends me a receipt showing that he wired my money. It is now Tuesday of the following week and I still haven't received the funds back in my account.

Please advise me as to what to do. Thank you.

LAFLARE 20 December 2017 12:29 AM

That is terrible. Sorry no substantial piece of advice here but I do hope everything gets sorted out for the both of you

MonBK 20 December 2017 12:30 AM

Have you notified the mods?

Fjweld 20 December 2017 12:31 AM

I just did

Reglin 20 December 2017 12:33 AM

File a police report. Since it is a wire, file a complaint with the FBI. If the seller was honest you would have received your watch or the return of funds by now.

JnmEaton 20 December 2017 12:33 AM

pretty major, wire fraud? that's Federal isn't it?

Bublik2002 20 December 2017 12:33 AM

Thanks guys. Just trying to get this sorted out. It seems like he has other things listed on the forums.

watchwatcher 20 December 2017 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bublik2002 (Post 8120666)
Thanks guys. Just trying to get this sorted out. It seems like he has other things listed on the forums.

Can you provide a link? Thanks...and sorry for your troubles. :cheers:

Juantxo 20 December 2017 12:43 AM

Trusted seller...???

Bublik2002 20 December 2017 12:46 AM

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=572480

This is the original thread.

BLNR Nairobi 20 December 2017 12:50 AM

The seller better have a good explanation

Danny83 20 December 2017 12:51 AM

He sold another watch yesterday

teqp 20 December 2017 12:52 AM

Here is his other ad.
https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=575394

OP, I hope you get your money back but it smells like a scam to me.

MonBK 20 December 2017 12:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danny83 (Post 8120701)
He sold another watch yesterday

And hasn't logged in for 2 days.

I sent him a link to this thread.

jrs146 20 December 2017 12:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BLNR Nairobi (Post 8120698)
The seller better have a good explanation



Of course the seller deserves an explanation but in my mind it has to be a lot better than a good explanation. It better be a great explanation.

I hope it works out for the OP


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SPARTAN2161 20 December 2017 12:59 AM

Maybe reach out to him and let him know this thread is started. A google search shows some positive feedback so maybe he has run into delays?

Hope it all works out in the end!!

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=571582

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?p=8072215

ODD THOUGH BOTH REVIEWS HAVE SIMILAR POST COUNTS...

Chiboy 20 December 2017 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SPARTAN2161 (Post 8120728)
Maybe reach out to him and let him know this thread is started. A google search shows some positive feedback so maybe he has run into delays?

Hope it all works out in the end!!

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=571582

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?p=8072215

ODD THOUGH BOTH REVIEWS HAVE SIMILAR POST COUNTS...

If you look at both their posts, they are mainly very short "Congrats," "Cheers," "beautiful watch" type posts. Hmmmm.

Welshwatchman 20 December 2017 01:10 AM

THIS WAS THE LISTING, NOW IN QUARANTINE :

"Any questions, feel free to PM or mail me at kxa.1two@gmail.com

Selling to fund a new purchase"

https://i.imgur.com/LMek3YI.png
https://i.imgur.com/3KcmhPP.png
https://i.imgur.com/t6ZDnCq.png
https://i.imgur.com/rJuIapk.png
https://i.imgur.com/Lr7GF1c.png
https://i.imgur.com/12lgWgE.png
https://i.imgur.com/2Xc3m2a.png
https://i.imgur.com/7mzBVrI.png

watchwatcher 20 December 2017 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Juantxo (Post 8120678)
Trusted seller...???

IMO, there's a big difference between a "trusted seller" and a guy selling a few watches.

He's not on my trusted list. :cheers:

Welshwatchman 20 December 2017 01:13 AM

The member has been banned and advised to contact administrator with a plan to make good his standing.

Contact the authorities.

MoosicPa 20 December 2017 01:14 AM

When did you wire the funds? The seller indicates that the watch was sold on December 15 - last Friday. Today is only December 19, with a weekend between.

Bublik2002 20 December 2017 01:16 AM

Dec 14th the wire was sent.

Chewbacca 20 December 2017 01:17 AM

Watchout section worthy.

Sorry for the issues OP.

RolexEDC 20 December 2017 01:18 AM

I know it's off subject but is it me or those hands are yellow gold in the picture? Modded watch?

Bublik2002 20 December 2017 01:19 AM

Whats involved in becoming a pledge member? Do you request a drivers license?

tifosi 20 December 2017 01:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bublik2002 (Post 8120788)
Whats involved in becoming a pledge member? Do you request a drivers license?

You donate money via Paypal. Any member can do it.

Vaxe 20 December 2017 01:20 AM

Wire fraud is a crime, it’s sad some folks want jail time over a few k.

OP I’m sure you’ll be made whole, may just take some time.

Reglin 20 December 2017 01:24 AM

Wires take one business day. Ask him for a Fed Confirmation Number!

carloman 20 December 2017 01:26 AM

I hope it works out for the OP.

I'm always so disappointed when I see people behave like petty entitled children if they feel they have a chance to get away with something.

Ideally, I'd love to hear that the OP ends up getting his watch along with a hilarious story involving compounding mistakes and shenanigans...

smallcollector 20 December 2017 01:28 AM

very sorry to hear this


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