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Old 4 January 2024, 02:59 AM   #1
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I have been scammed please HELP

Hi,

wired 14K to the seller JeromeL for a Batman. Now I see he has been banned. I am in Spain and he is in the US. I have his email address, but what can I do??

so frustrated...

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Old 4 January 2024, 03:09 AM   #2
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Wow. Sorry to hear. Anyone hear of this seller before? I have not
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:11 AM   #3
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I have his address also but I guess I would need to file a report with the police in US.
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:35 AM   #4
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I have his address also but I guess I would need to file a report with the police in US.
If you have his actual address, I would call the local Police. If a big city police department, they will probably do nothing. If a smaller city, you may get lucky.

Gather all of your evidence in a neat and organized file, and call the nearest police department. If they won't help, call the nearest Sheriff Department.
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:11 AM   #5
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I have not heard of this seller either. How about a few more details on just how you got scammed by this seller.
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:11 AM   #6
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You’re a definition of brothers keeper, I’ve learnt a lot from this incident. Like videotaping the unboxing of every delivery. Let’s stay safe out there, always remember to buy the seller first.
Well, that is not good, it looks like he took some pointers on scamming from someone else on here getting scammed.
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:14 AM   #7
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I am sorry to read this. I hope someone will be along shortly with some good advice for you to follow…
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:17 AM   #8
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oh no.. I have his address for the wire
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:18 AM   #9
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I saved so much to get the watch.. so pissed of
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:22 AM   #10
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So sorry to hear.
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:31 AM   #11
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Did you get scammed by a seller on TRF?


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Old 4 January 2024, 03:36 AM   #12
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there is always risks buying watches from grey dealers, learn your lesson and buy from the AD next time. sorry for your lost.
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:38 AM   #13
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there is always risks buying watches from grey dealers, learn your lesson and buy from the AD next time. sorry for your lost.
This is NOT a grey dealer he is talking about. This is a private seller.
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This is NOT a grey dealer he is talking about. This is a private seller.
Not all Grey dealers are reputable. Look no further than TPG. AD is the only way to be 100% sure. I only hope that there is a special place in hell for shitbags like this guy. Sorry this happened to you.
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Old 4 January 2024, 06:40 AM   #15
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Not all Grey dealers are reputable. Look no further than TPG. AD is the only way to be 100% sure. I only hope that there is a special place in hell for shitbags like this guy. Sorry this happened to you.

You are making a generalization, that is untrue. There are plenty of trustworthy grey dealers, right here on this forum. The OP bought from a guy with just 14 posts over 1 year. Interestingly, several of them were giving comfort to someone else who was scammed, in an effort to seem like a good guy. He was probably looking for tips on how to scam potential buyers. Unfortunately, the OP did not exercise due diligence, by vetting the seller. The fact that this guy was banned, was likely due to scamming someone else. Itís a real shame, and a cautionary tale. Thatís a lot of money to lose. So sorry, OP.

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Old 4 January 2024, 06:51 AM   #16
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Kat, I was not making a generalization... I said NOT ALL grey dealers are reputable, and the only way to be "100%" safe is with an AD. both those statements are true!


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You are making a generalization, that is untrue. There are plenty of trustworthy grey dealers, right here on this forum. The OP bought from a guy with just 14 posts over 1 year. Interestingly, several of them were giving comfort to someone else who was scammed, in an effort to seem like a good guy. He was probably looking for tips on how to scam potential buyers. Unfortunately, the OP did not exercise due diligence, by vetting the seller. The fact that this guy was banned, was likely due to scamming someone else. Itís a real shame, and a cautionary tale. Thatís a lot of money to lose. So sorry, OP.

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Old 4 January 2024, 05:15 AM   #17
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there is always risks buying watches from grey dealers, learn your lesson and buy from the AD next time. sorry for your lost.
That’s not a gray dealer…. Do you avoid tjmaxx because they are a gray dealer and you’re worried they’ll rip you off?
And I must reiterate, a grey dealer specifically buys directly from ADs and sells directly to end customers, no exceptions, if it’s any different, then it’s not a gray dealer
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Old 4 January 2024, 06:40 AM   #18
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Thatís not a gray dealerÖ. Do you avoid tjmaxx because they are a gray dealer and youíre worried theyíll rip you off?
And I must reiterate, a grey dealer specifically buys directly from ADs and sells directly to end customers, no exceptions, if itís any different, then itís not a gray dealer

Gray dealers source from many places, the primary of which is people who have relationships with ADs and get offered exceptional pieces at retail. AD relationships arenít as prevalent.
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:39 AM   #19
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I’m so sorry, awful experience. Have you notified your bank?
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:45 AM   #20
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Yes I spoke to tghe bank.. nothing to do. I am in Spain, and cannot file a report in the US I guess..
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Old 4 January 2024, 06:10 AM   #21
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Yes I spoke to tghe bank.. nothing to do. I am in Spain, and cannot file a report in the US I guess..
You should file the report in your local police, and in your bank as soon as possible to let them act immediately.
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:47 AM   #22
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Yes a private seller. I was confident because he was here, but when today I saw he has been just banned..
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Old 4 January 2024, 04:19 AM   #23
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Yes a private seller. I was confident because he was here, but when today I saw he has been just banned..



I'm very sorry to hear of your being scammed.

Your first mistake was assuming a seller on TRF is safe to deal with. It is up to every buyer to do their due diligence on sellers. TRF does not vent those using the TRF classified forums.

I think you should contact your local or national police. I think they would contact the US local police department or the US FBI.



Good luck.
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Old 4 January 2024, 08:50 AM   #24
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Yes a private seller. I was confident because he was here, but when today I saw he has been just banned..
His being here really means nothing as to his being an honest seller and identities can be compromised or stolen. It is vital to research private sellers through numerous third parties who know them personally and can vouch for them. Then unless you're absolutely comfortable with the person and the watch, pass on the deal.
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:49 AM   #25
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Can anyone find out why he was banned?

Did he scam someone else or broke a forum rule or ?

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Old 4 January 2024, 03:50 AM   #26
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…this maybe a silly question but have you called him? email or txted him about this sale? His banning may or may not be linked to his selling here.
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:55 AM   #27
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Öthis maybe a silly question but have you called him? email or txted him about this sale? His banning may or may not be linked to his selling here.
Exactly

He might honor his sale to you.

Try contacting him

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Old 4 January 2024, 03:54 AM   #28
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Old 4 January 2024, 03:59 AM   #29
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Stop wire transfer. Stop payment on check. Dispute credit card charge.
Do whatever you can to reverse charges, depending on money transfer method.
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Old 4 January 2024, 04:05 AM   #30
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Buy a Rolex online from a private seller in another country? Don't be silly, there a million ways it can go wrong but only way it can go right.

Go to your local grey dealer and buy over the counter.
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