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Old 22 September 2023, 05:45 AM   #1
tre113
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SCAMMED ON MY 1st TRF DEAL, BEWARE of bigbaddom3

Well I have to embarrassingly admit I got scammed for $19k on my first RTF deal by bigbaddom3

I wired funds for the watch this morning and of course he is now saying they never got there because of some bogus story at the bank and even wanted me to send the funds again to another account.

bigbaddom3 has two listings up actively, one for a 2021 Hulk, which is the one that got me. I checked and saw he had been a member since 2013. I contacted him and asked for references he sent me a contact email of someone (which was off TRF) who he sold a Daytona to and linked me to the who's who section on TRF where I saw he was recommended by a derwatch user. I contacted both and they confirmed he was a solid seller, but now it is obvious they were his accounts. I asked for a facetime with the watch, he instead sent me a video of the watch with our email exchanges,dates and user names. I should've known better but let emotions take the lead instead of doing more due dillenegence.

My bank is attempting to recall the wire but it was already completed a few hours ago and they can not gaurantee the funds will be returned, meanwhile bigbaddom3 is saying this is just a misunderstanding and his bank just needs more time to get the funds back to me. Gut wrenching experience that I dont wish on anyone. I've always used escrow services for online deals and of course this the first time I didn't.

His listings are still active , BEWARE!!!
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Old 22 September 2023, 08:54 AM   #2
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don't be embarrassed, you acted in good faith. it is the scammer that deserves repercussions from this unconscionable act. Report him to the authorities!
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Old 22 September 2023, 10:01 AM   #3
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You should also report to the TRF moderators using the red triangle.
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Old 22 September 2023, 10:14 AM   #4
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Don’t worry happened to me too lol, got the money back from the bank in short time
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Old 22 September 2023, 10:20 AM   #5
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Bigbaddom3 is not currently listed on the TRF member list.
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Old 22 September 2023, 10:39 AM   #6
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Bigbaddom3 is not currently listed on the TRF member list.
Thereís a Bigbaddom27

I donít see Bigbaddom3 either Ö
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Old 22 September 2023, 11:36 AM   #7
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Yea, his member name is gone now as well as his referral account derwatch both showed banned a while ago but are now gone as is his listings from my subscribed threads, but if you go to Who's who and search Bigbaddom3 you can see the referral he gave himself with the ghost account. He continues to email saying to just wait for the bank to send back my wire and that IF I get my money back to ask for his reinstatement!
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Old 24 September 2023, 11:25 PM   #8
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Ouch. That hurts.
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Old 25 September 2023, 02:20 AM   #9
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Sorry hear that. $19K is LOT of dough.

Few years back I wired $$$$$ to TRF member for a Hulk. My bank Fraud Prevention dept. immediately call to verify and they made me signed a document stating that they're NOT responsible for refund because I has been warned. The wire end up taken 4 days to complete.

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Most scammers works in team nowadays. I wouldn't buy/sell from/to independent seller unless they are in the Boutique section.

Good luck with the recovery.
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