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Old 6 February 2020, 11:51 AM   #1
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Horology House fake Daytona audio interview with Shohaib the man who bought the watch

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I recorded an interview today with Shohaib about the whole ordeal and have just uploaded it as an early episode instead of waiting for our usual Friday release spot.

A full breakdown of how things unfolded start to finish and a lot of questions answered along the way so if you checked out the thread here and have an interest then give it a listen.

He is also offering his assistance to anyone else who has been snared over the past 2 years in dealing with the authorities too.

http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/202...lex-interview/
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Old 6 February 2020, 12:05 PM   #2
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Great interview guys! Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Old 6 February 2020, 12:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting!

Let’s keep it civil boys. Let’s not have this thread closed down.
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Old 6 February 2020, 12:50 PM   #4
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Absolutely no profanity, victim shaming or any infighting in this thread.
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Old 6 February 2020, 01:06 PM   #5
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Well done Shohaib and ScottishWatches.

I hope the others involved have a positive outcome with funds outstanding.
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Old 6 February 2020, 01:47 PM   #6
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Old 6 February 2020, 02:22 PM   #7
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BHP HR has gotten involved i have it on very good authority.
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Old 6 February 2020, 03:15 PM   #8
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Good interview. Thanks for doing it gents.

Right. So now Iíve got 43min of Scottish and Australian accents in the brain. Itís gonna be a moving weekend.
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Old 6 February 2020, 07:13 PM   #9
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My morbid curiosity didn't go as far as listening to a 50min interview; any key points new to what we already knew ? :)
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Old 6 February 2020, 07:24 PM   #10
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Great interview and covering of the topic


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Old 7 February 2020, 02:15 AM   #11
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Thank you for posting this.

How in the actual f—k is this guy still a free man is my question?
auzzie authorities must have had a ton of people coming forward.

Mind blown.
I hope he gets his day in court...
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Old 7 February 2020, 02:31 AM   #12
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Great efforts guys! All of the information covered was clearly laid out and easy to follow.
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Old 7 February 2020, 02:53 AM   #13
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Thank you for posting this.

How in the actual fók is this guy still a free man is my question?
auzzie authorities must have had a ton of people coming forward.

Mind blown.
I hope he gets his day in court...
Good question.

Side bar:

Thereís even some light chatter, now, that others might have known and possibly enabled.

I donít believe this onion is done peeling.
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Old 7 February 2020, 02:57 AM   #14
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The extent to which the alleged bad actor went in this situation to run a criminal enterprise is chilling. To be running a popular forum, posting helpful educational videos and then using the resulting public credibility to operate a phony watch scam is beyond the pale. Bernie Madoff has nothing on this dude. I can only imagine the anguish of the people who were conned. I hope justice is served.
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Old 7 February 2020, 03:36 AM   #16
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Very good and fair interview.

"Please note we emailed Chris at the same time as Shohaib and he replied to say he will appear on the show at some point to tell his story"

How likely is this actually to happen? 0.0001%?
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Old 7 February 2020, 03:51 AM   #17
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Great interview. Thanks
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Good question.



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Thereís even some light chatter, now, that others might have known and possibly enabled.



I donít believe this onion is done peeling.


No doubt.

Another layer....

Wonder what the second (and third) order effects will be on the grey market in general....?

Certainly there will be impacts.


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Old 7 February 2020, 06:18 AM   #19
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Cracking interview as always Rikki.
Would definitely be very interesting to hear what Chris has to say, won't hold my breath though.
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Cracking interview as always Rikki.
Would definitely be very interesting to hear what Chris has to say, won't hold my breath though.
If the Chris interview does happen, I hope whoever interviewing him is tough on him and present the receipts to his face so he can't squirm out of it.
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Old 7 February 2020, 06:48 AM   #21
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If the Chris interview does happen, I hope whoever interviewing him is tough on him and present the receipts to his face so he can't squirm out of it.
Actually I hope the interview is done by the authorities, with or without counsel present. Chrisís choice.
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My morbid curiosity didn't go as far as listening to a 50min interview; any key points new to what we already knew ? :)
Yes. Tune in and have a listen.
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Old 7 February 2020, 07:15 AM   #23
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Chris will never put himself forward for an interview like that. I was surprised Rikki said he had agreed, but wasn't holding my breath. The evidence is too damning and he'll only end up incriminating himself more. Its the authorities who need to take it from here and conduct a formal interview under caution.
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Chris will never put himself forward for an interview like that. I was surprised Rikki said he had agreed, but wasn't holding my breath. The evidence is too damning and he'll only end up incriminating himself more. Its the authorities who need to take it from here and conduct a formal interview under caution.
To be fair, it's hard for Chris to make time with his heroic efforts to stop all the bush fires hurricane tsunami coronaviruses holocaust.
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To be fair, it's hard for Chris to make time with his heroic efforts to stop all the bush fires hurricane tsunami coronaviruses holocaust.
I think he has bigger fires to extinguish now.
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Sad situation all around. Hope Chris gets the help he needs, and hope all the people who were taken advantage of are somehow made whole.
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Old 7 February 2020, 09:28 AM   #28
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Old 7 February 2020, 09:51 AM   #29
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Thank you for the audio interview - After following the full thread over the weekend and trying to give useful advise, hearing Shohaib telling his story makes all this even more unpleasant.
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Great episode, I listened intently. Although no new information for someone like me who read the full WhatsApp transcript and all 52 pages of the thread, it was good to hear it in Shohaib's voice and fully appreciate the human aspect (instead of just reading text on a screen) and really drive home what it would feel like to have $29k on the line with no guaranteed resolution.
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