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Old 4 September 2019, 03:24 PM   #1
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SCAMMED for $9K by someone who is using lhanddds account

Fellow members Be Aware!!!

I was just scammed for $9000 by someone using lhanddds's account. I received the following PM from lhanddds last week offering a watch that i was interested and posted under WTB.

The scammer emailed me pictures of the watch and everything looked legit. So i wired the money. few hours later he emails me that he shipped the watch and attached the shipping label image. The image was corrupted and couldn't open. When i emailed back he didn't respond. its been 5 days and still no respond after multiple emails.

After some investigation on the information the $%7@# sent me, he used a house address that is vacant, and up for sale in Florida. And he is in a different state then lhanddds. Looking at some of the previous scams posted by members, looks like most of these wire requests are from Florida and the bank is Chase.


I have been purchasing and selling watches online for 20 years and this is the first time i got scammed. I think i was excited on finding the watch that i overlooked everything.

Very expensive lesson learned..

Never pay by wire transfer, no mater who the seller is.

Be ware people are hacking user accounts on this forum.

here is the information the *&%# used

Name: David Rowe
Account Number: 320893206
Routing Number: 072000326
Bank Name: Chase Bank
Bank Address: 2301 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
Home Address: 2704 Fanning Springs Way, Orlando, FL 32828
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Old 4 September 2019, 04:06 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. Have you called your bank and receiving bank to try and put a hold on funds. It may not be too late but you need to act fast.
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Old 4 September 2019, 04:16 PM   #3
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will be doing it first thing in the AM. friend works for the receiving bank, they are going to look into it, see if they can stop it. going to contact local police and FBI too.
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Old 4 September 2019, 04:23 PM   #4
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Chase has 24/7 customer service. Try calling now and explain situation. It would be good to get this in their system asap. 877-242-7372
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Old 4 September 2019, 04:38 PM   #5
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Thanks, will do right now.


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Old 4 September 2019, 04:55 PM   #6
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OP, you are right about the wire.

Sellers quite ironically are "protecting" themselves by only accepting Wire transfers, but in the real world the seller is the one supposed to take the risk, not the buyer.
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Old 4 September 2019, 05:24 PM   #7
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I've banned his account for now so no one else gets ripped off. It's good to report this stuff directly to mods/admin so we can act on it ASAP.
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Old 4 September 2019, 11:10 PM   #8
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I got the same email over the weekend. Figured it was a scam. I checked his watch signature and didn't have the watch that I posted in the WTB section.
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Old 4 September 2019, 11:36 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear, but you can trust many long time TRF sellers here with reputations and wire w/confidence to the likes of DavidSW and many others. Good luck, hope it works out.
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Old 4 September 2019, 11:57 PM   #10
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Larry's account must have been compromised? Have you tried contacting him via IG? Handle is the same as TRF name.
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Old 5 September 2019, 12:28 AM   #11
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I tried contacting him but he didn't respond. I also tried to contact him via Instagram pm, again no response.


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Old 5 September 2019, 01:21 AM   #12
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"He" was active on WUS as of a couple hours ago, assuming that account also wasn't compromised. No activity on Hodinkee for a while.
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Old 5 September 2019, 02:48 AM   #13
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More fishing

Another two i received.
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Old 5 September 2019, 02:50 AM   #14
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Old 5 September 2019, 02:50 AM   #15
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Terrible.
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Old 5 September 2019, 02:53 AM   #16
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It appears we may have an issue with accounts getting compromised?
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Old 5 September 2019, 02:56 AM   #17
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Yep. I got a PM from username ”camchannell” also. He was trying to sell an F.P. Journe CB.
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Old 5 September 2019, 02:59 AM   #18
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It appears we may have an issue with accounts getting compromised?
Definitely.

I can't believe its all simply clicking a link in a PM, alone.

A good start would be a BIGGER HIGHLIGHTED disclaimer on the most visited pages to be CAREFUL with links and change your password every 6mo or so.

The stickies aren't enough.
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Old 5 September 2019, 03:05 AM   #19
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I don't know what is going on, but i don't believe in a million years that Larry has nothing to do with this.
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Old 5 September 2019, 03:06 AM   #20
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Yep. I got a PM from username ”camchannell” also. He was trying to sell an F.P. Journe CB.
Sigh, another member who has excellent feedback on both this site and WUS getting their good name dragged by these scammers.
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Old 5 September 2019, 03:30 AM   #21
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This is an FBI case. Contact Chase Bank and the FBI immediately. You will get your money back. It is not so easy to get away with these kinds of scams today with US banks. Everything is traceable.
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Old 5 September 2019, 07:40 AM   #22
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Old 5 September 2019, 07:55 AM   #23
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contacted FBI, local police and both banks involved. None of them are confident the money will be recovered.

The money was pulled out same day and from a complete different state.

Think twice before you wire any money. these punks are good.
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Old 5 September 2019, 09:44 AM   #24
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Hi fellow member! He tried to scam me but I do my due diligence and a lot of thing were smelling fishy. Sorry for you my friend.

Name was : Alan Tina
Adress: Houston in Texas

Something was wrong as I was aware the real lhandds name is Larry and seems to live in Louisiana
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Old 5 September 2019, 09:48 AM   #25
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He tried to scam me of 5.5K.

I chek lhandds Instagram and notice he seems to be in Louisiana and the wrist shot the scammer sent me was not matching from the IG pics. I did my due diligence and also he gave me some adress in Houston. House was a wreck on google street view and I checked the land records, nothing goes well. So I block him and try to publish it here 4 days ago.

He gave me the name: Alan Tina
Bank was BB and T I will try to find it I think I deleted everything

Sorry for you :(
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He tried to scam me of 5.5K.

I chek lhandds Instagram and notice he seems to be in Louisiana and the wrist shot the scammer sent me was not matching from the IG pics. I did my due diligence and also he gave me some adress in Houston. House was a wreck on google street view and I checked the land records, nothing goes well. So I block him and try to publish it here 4 days ago.

He gave me the name: Alan Tina
Bank was BB and T I will try to find it I think I deleted everything

Sorry for you :(
Again, it's better if you report the PM by clicking the red triangle in the message window. Members do this almost every day. Then we can catch them early, and this latest rip off might not have happened. Not blaming you at all. Just saying.
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Old 5 September 2019, 10:28 AM   #27
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When he msg me here at the beginning I was trusting
him, after when I became suspicious I made a post exactly here to warn everybody but when i submitted it says it gotta be review by a moderator before being created?
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When he msg me here at the beginning I was trusting
him, after when I became suspicious I made a post exactly here to warn everybody but when i submitted it says it gotta be review by a moderator before being created?
The first ten posts for every new member usually get pulled up by forum software and we have to clear them manually. Anyway, you posted a warning about this scammer two days ago in the Buyers/Sellers Who's Who section, which, while we appreciate the notice, is not the best place to flag up an urgent scamming issue
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Old 5 September 2019, 10:59 AM   #29
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Sorry to hear this op. That’s why I only do ftf if it’s a good amount of money. Call chase now there still open.
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Old 5 September 2019, 11:33 AM   #30
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Ok sorry.... damn scammer .. I didn’t knew where to post exactly,

Sorry again
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