Be careful in dealing with bblttnns200@aol.com

Discussion in 'References' started by !<-_->!, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. tennislover33

    tennislover33 New User

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    1) Use Paypal! - Paypal offers up to $5,000 (may be a little less) buyer protection. If the user doesn't have Paypal, the user doesn't get my money - that simple and no questions asked.

    I totally agree with using Paypal for all trading transactions. Paypal is NOT a great service except charging us $$$$$ but at least you can claim your money back in case we have to deal with some bad guys out there.
     
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  2. tennistomcat

    tennistomcat Rookie

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    I think someone mentioned it earlier somewhere else but can't you get left out in the cold with paypal too? If they withdraw all the money out immediately from their paypal account, you won't be able to get your money back if you paid them? is that correct? If so, using paypal gives you some degree of security but it isn't fool proof right?
     
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  3. OroDeSantoro

    OroDeSantoro Rookie

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    Correctamundo, also never end a paypal claim until you get the goods back. It's a common technique for scammers to have you end the claim so they can supposedly use their paypal account to buy a shipping label (for example). The thing is, once you close a paypal claim you can't reopen it again. I've had friends that have been tricked this way...
     
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  4. OroDeSantoro

    OroDeSantoro Rookie

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    By the way, you guys are goooooood. These stickies are incredible reads and even more incredible scam deterrants. The world will be a better (yet less entertaining :)) place without these people.
     
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  5. TsongaEatingAPineappleLol

    TsongaEatingAPineappleLol Banned

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    Well, I guess we all learned our lesson.

    Moral: Always, always buy your racquets from Jimlol. ALWAYS.
     
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  6. Azzurri

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    MODS! This is a banned user named MAXIMO. I have his emails that he sent me and his email is linked to a former member named MAXIMO. Here is the email...I did a search and it came up in this thread (near page 6).

    maxime007@hotmail.co.uk
     
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  7. Bud

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    Busted! :oops:
     
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  8. Fearsome Forehand

    Fearsome Forehand Professional

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    Wow. This is a strange case.

    1) I'm amazed people would comply with the scammer's terms.

    I googled around a bit on htazn15. Evidently, the culprit is a vietnamese kid, now about 18 to 20 years old.

    There was also someone by the same name (Hieu Tran) kicked out of Norcal USTA for five years. He was been part of that San Jose Backesto team with all the problems with ringers at the Nationals in Hawaii.

    HondaSteve and omktid, from your posts it seems you figured out who this person is. Please post his name and address so others are warned. He is probably still here under a different user name and the email he was using was obviously a throw away.
     
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  9. DarknessEric

    DarknessEric New User

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    This guy is a scammer. Deal with him before. Never replies email.
     
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