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Old 6 June 2020, 12:49 AM   #1
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Scammed by scammed account of...

I just got scammed by this forum member mjclark32, he was a long time member here with a lot of feedbacks. Now his account got banned, so I know I am scammed by this guy for $2175.

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Phone: (252)251-5609
Zelle account: vertigoactual@gmail.com
Zelle account Name: Hasan Chowdury

Contacted my local bank, unfortunately the money was transferred, so bank could only filed report.







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Old 6 June 2020, 12:51 AM   #2
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Old 6 June 2020, 12:54 AM   #3
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I'm sorry to hear that dummykid. I hope you can get this resolved. It's honestly sad that there are people like that out there.
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Old 6 June 2020, 01:43 AM   #4
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Wow, I’m shocked and so sorry to hear this.

If I recall he is from the Philly suburbs.
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Old 6 June 2020, 01:47 AM   #5
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it is an unfortunate thing. lesson learned and either the account holder was a scammer or his account got hacked.
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Old 6 June 2020, 01:57 AM   #6
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I’m a bit confused ... what is the scam here? Did he not ship the watch to you?
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Old 6 June 2020, 02:03 AM   #7
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So sorry to hear about this. It appears that 'mjclark32' was a probably a legitimate member whose account was hacked. I searched old posts for the seller's name, and found this seller hacked an account 'acquanutilus' back in March. As buyers, I guess we need to consider that the seller could be using a hacked account.
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Old 6 June 2020, 02:05 AM   #8
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Iím a bit confused ... what is the scam here? Did he not ship the watch to you?
account was banned, no communication after payment sent.
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Old 6 June 2020, 02:06 AM   #9
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So sorry to hear about this. It appears that 'mjclark32' was a probably a legitimate member whose account was hacked. I searched old posts for the seller's name, and found this seller hacked an account 'acquanutilus' back in March. As buyers, I guess we need to consider that the seller could be using a hacked account.
before I made the payment, I google searched phone number, and email, nothing poped out.
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Old 6 June 2020, 02:14 AM   #10
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https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...=firefox-b-1-d

that came up when searching the email address. i've never been involved on a forum where accounts get hacked other than watch forums.
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Old 6 June 2020, 02:16 AM   #11
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that came up when searching the email address. i've never been involved on a forum where accounts get hacked other than watch forums.
I found this one this morning as well. that guy's account got hacked.
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Old 6 June 2020, 03:06 AM   #12
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Always be wary of alphanumeric handles.

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Old 6 June 2020, 03:40 AM   #13
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Old 6 June 2020, 03:46 AM   #14
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Yeah, this seems to be a hacked account incident.
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Old 6 June 2020, 05:21 AM   #15
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Sorry to hear OP. If he responded via PM to your WTB ad, then MJClark's account was hacked unfortunately.
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Old 6 June 2020, 06:44 AM   #16
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its interesting, the website still shows the account mjclark32 was active 1 hour ago.
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Old 6 June 2020, 07:01 AM   #17
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Sorry to hear this.


Research shows mjclark32 first name is Mike and located in New Jersey. Should have been red flags.


https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=486403


https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=407476


https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=160627



Again, sorry. Be careful everybody.
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Old 6 June 2020, 07:03 AM   #18
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its interesting, the website still shows the account mjclark32 was active 1 hour ago.



Did you alert the MODs before posting? One of them probably read your post and just banned the account, to prevent someone else from being ripped off.
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Old 6 June 2020, 07:37 AM   #19
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Did you alert the MODs before posting? One of them probably read your post and just banned the account, to prevent someone else from being ripped off.
Actually I post this after I noticed this account was banned. it was 7:00 in the morning in California.
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Old 6 June 2020, 09:40 AM   #20
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This chow dairy is linked to a post a few down
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Old 6 June 2020, 09:41 AM   #21
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this guy is still shows online, with BANNED status. what does it mean??

https://www.rolexforums.com/member.php?u=35725
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Old 6 June 2020, 10:17 AM   #22
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this guy is still shows online, with BANNED status. what does it mean??

https://www.rolexforums.com/member.php?u=35725
Member mjclark32 account has been banned until the authentic member can verify and reinstate, if desired.

This account was banned because of your report.

Also, in your report, you have been dealing with Hasan Chowdury, a known scammer and not the member associated with user mjclark32.

We ban all accounts that appear to have been hijacked by other individuals.
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Old 6 June 2020, 11:43 AM   #23
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Hasan Chowdury has been using the same scamming method on the Porsche Rennlist Forum Larry.

Would it be fair to change this thread header?
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Old 6 June 2020, 11:59 AM   #24
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This same guy is linked to the Aquanutilus account in the other thread but heís been posting a Rolex air king for a few months and still active.


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Hasan Chowdury has been using the same scamming method on the Porsche Rennlist Forum Larry.
My god.
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Old 6 June 2020, 12:32 PM   #26
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Wow I'm so glad I saw this too, because this F'r was trying to hit me up for a $50K transaction....no wonder my TRF messages wasn't coming into him. I did send him an email but glad I scared him off by asking for his driver's license. Another f'n scum bag and I'm sorry you got scammed. I feel you we're both in the Bay Area too.

I wish there's a way we can get these horrible scam of life evil humans.
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Old 6 June 2020, 12:35 PM   #27
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Wow I'm so glad I saw this too, because this F'r was trying to hit me up for a $50K transaction....no wonder my TRF messages wasn't coming into him. I did send him an email but glad I scared him off by asking for his driver's license. Another f'n scum bag and I'm sorry you got scammed. I feel you we're both in the Bay Area too.

I wish there's a way we can get these horrible scam of life evil humans.

I hope so. I have filed C3 report, but the hope is rare.


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Old 6 June 2020, 01:40 PM   #28
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Whatís a C3 report?


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Old 6 June 2020, 02:16 PM   #29
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Whatís a C3 report?


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Old 6 June 2020, 02:55 PM   #30
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It is the same scam as the amazon "account locked out" and the others. You receive an email with a trade or "I have a Rolex for sale or trade" There is a link you have to click and it takes you to a page that asks to enter your log in and they got you.

My son got one from a fake amazon email and nearly got scammed, He clicked the link provided in the email and "logged in" as prompted, but he had a funny suspension and immediately changed his log in and password and deleted his credit card on file. Nearly immediately (the real) Amazon emailed him stating his credit card is not valid (for multiple purchases). If I get these emails, I always click the email address of the sender and you will immediately know if it's real or not.

Be alert !
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