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I bought bitcoin on kijiji using e transfer

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[OP]
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May 29, 2020
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I bought bitcoin on kijiji using e transfer

I contacted a person on kijiji selling bitcoin. We emailed back and forth. My dumbass e transfered him $550 and he did block me right after sending the transfer and never got my bitcoin. He said his phone isnt working so we just communicated using email.

I dont have his her ID, phone number or anything. Just his email and full name.

Is there anything i can do? or im out of luck.
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[OP]
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May 29, 2020
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Jimboski wrote: Ouch i think you're SOL.. Lesson learned i guess but why didn't you just buy it yourself on an exchange or meet in person?

Try calling the bank i guess.. Many red flags were shown before you sent the money also.

I called the bank and they cant do anything about it. I called the cops and they dont even lift a single finger to help me.
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Lessen learned move one - lucky it wasn't thousands
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Just expose his name and email everywhere, im sure itll get around...
😎Thanks RFD😎
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bossmico wrote: I called the bank and they cant do anything about it. I called the cops and they dont even lift a single finger to help me.
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What what will happen by exposing scam artists email and stuff? Isn't it just easy to create a new one and move on with his/her scam?

But OP, WHY ON EARTH ARE YOU SENDING LOADS OF MONEY TO SOMEONE YOU NEVER MET!!?? Let this be an expensive lesson learned!
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If you want an immediate answer, no

But I will give you one last thing you can try, you will read it at the end of my post.

If you want to read a few more words from me read on

My friend recently fell victim to a fraud, he sent 500 via e-transfer

And shortly after he received the transfer the fraudster stopped communicating with my friend

If it had been a civil matter I would have understood the TPS is not legally responsible to do anything, but this time the assigned officer had acknowledged it is a fraud

I thought the cops will be actively involved this time, but once again, cops are doing fabulously nothing

https://imgur.com/PCWeUNU

I am a hybrid mobile application developer

Let me assure you I am 10 times better than most people when it comes to gathering information on the Internet.

I am skilled enough to teach at universities

And I did a lot of research on the Internet, and learned, of course your bank can easily and quickly find out who took your money

Let's say I have 6000 dollars in my bank account

That doesn't mean I have 60 of beautiful 100 dollar bills stored securely in a bank location

The 6000

is simply a number stored in the database of the bank

And secondly

The crucial disadvantage you and my friend are facing at the moment, is you and he personally sent the money to the fraudsters.

Legally speaking, you and my friend were part of the "fraud process"

If it had been entirely done by the fraudster without you ( and my friend ) getting involved, then the bank could have reimbursed.

But that is not true in your case and in my friend's case. You and my friend personally sent the money to the fraudsters

And banks have different policies

Try to get the police officer to tell the bank

"This was officially a fraud and the bank must reimburse" then the bank might finally do something for you.
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dreammagic19 wrote: If you want an immediate answer, no

But I will give you one last thing you can try, you will read it at the end of my post.

If you want to read a few more words from me read on

My friend recently fell victim to a fraud, he sent 500 via e-transfer

And shortly after he received the transfer the fraudster stopped communicating with my friend

If it had been a civil matter I would have understood the TPS is not legally responsible to do anything, but this time the assigned officer had acknowledged it is a fraud

I thought the cops will be actively involved this time, but once again, cops are doing fabulously nothing

https://imgur.com/PCWeUNU

I am a hybrid mobile application developer

Let me assure you I am 10 times better than most people when it comes to gathering information on the Internet.

I am skilled enough to teach at universities

And I did a lot of research on the Internet, and learned, of course your bank can easily and quickly find out who took your money

Let's say I have 6000 dollars in my bank account

That doesn't mean I have 60 of beautiful 100 dollar bills stored securely in a bank location

The 6000

is simply a number stored in the database of the bank

And secondly

The crucial disadvantage you and my friend are facing at the moment, is you and he personally sent the money to the fraudsters.

Legally speaking, you and my friend were part of the "fraud process"

If it had been entirely done by the fraudster without you ( and my friend ) getting involved, then the bank could have reimbursed.

But that is not true in your case and in my friend's case. You and my friend personally sent the money to the fraudsters

And banks have different policies

Try to get the police officer to tell the bank

"This was officially a fraud and the bank must reimburse" then the bank might finally do something for you.
What a waste of a post lol

Instead of typing garbage you could have just told OP straight up, nothing can be done.

And how is OP commiting fraud? He did not voluntarily send the money. As a regular human being, we all see deals and jump on them. Not regarding if the circumstance is good or not, we just see how much we are saving. OP is the victim, he unknowingly sent the money thinking the other person is legit and not using the situation under his control. You are not making any sense, and for you to say that you are an intelligent person compared to others, is obscured. But anywho, I had a good laugh this morning. Cheers Mate.
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lamboman wrote: What a waste of a post lol

Instead of typing garbage you could have just told OP straight up, nothing can be done.

And how is OP commiting fraud? He did not voluntarily send the money. As a regular human being, we all see deals and jump on them. Not regarding if the circumstance is good or not, we just see how much we are saving. OP is the victim, he unknowingly sent the money thinking the other person is legit and not using the situation under his control. You are not making any sense, and for you to say that you are an intelligent person compared to others, is obscured. But anywho, I had a good laugh this morning. Cheers Mate.
You see something, you filter it and/or water it down and/or modify it, so it matches your personal taste, and then store and/or respond buddy!! I agree with you I am not intelligent. What I do have is skills and experience. What, you can be rather unintelligent like me, but somehow manage to have gained a plenty of skills and experiences for the past several years ;)

Dude, in what part of my post did I say he was committing the fraud? Once again you filter/modify what you read buddy. I meant, he was "technically involved" in the fraud because he personally sent the money. If he was not "involved", in other words, he did "absolutely nothing" in the entire fraud process, then the bank could have reimbursed. But it is not true in this situation. The OP did personally send the e-Transfer to the bitcoin sale fraudster

I am going to modify what I read too, just like you do all the time, for a sec. I will not forget smash your face and smash the "dislike" button for yer face and personality dude. I'm sure it was pressed a couple million times in the past couple of years buddy~~ ;) ah just laugh it off, I gave you a good laugh this morning already. You might as well keep laughing and laugh it off. I am glad I gave you a good laugh. Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes

And you said I said a lot of "nothing"

well in colleges/universities, during the lectures, the professors often also say "a lot of nothing" for hours and hours, and by the time the students graduate, they are not even sure what the learned while attending their school, after they paid through their noses for the courses they took.
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i think both of you need to hold each others hands and sing i love your burney
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Troll post. What kind of idiot etransfers money to a kijiji stranger with the hope that they will send you Bitcoin.
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dont be too harsh on the guy man he already lost money.
after this im pretty sure he'll never do it again. if he does do it again then his an idiot
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Feegus wrote: Troll post. What kind of idiot etransfers money to a kijiji stranger with the hope that they will send you Bitcoin.
Considering this was his first ever post at RFD I would agree this is a troll post, no point in adding to this.
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The willingness of people willing to e transfer without getting anything is shocking to me. There is almost no protection and people need to be aware of that I sold a ps5 to someone and they e transfered me the full amount before even meeting up with me. Had no address no phone number just my name and email. Lucky I was a legitimate seller.e transfers are extremely difficult to reverse. I would try contacting as many people as you can... If the 500 is a big lost for you. I once had an issue with my bank they weren't willing to solve I contacted the ombudsman and I guess that escalated things. Good luck op.
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Lmao, OP never get into crypto.

1000 more scams waiting for you that you're going to fall for.

Not meant for everyone.

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