I was scammed and its embarrassing

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  1. kandyan

    kandyan Established Member

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    Sorry to hear your loss mate, Hope we all learned something from your ordeal. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. smartwebby

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    @uglydork Really sorry to hear about this ordeal! What a nightmare!!

    I somehow got the feeling that you actually believed the entire story at some point!! Can you tell us at what point you stopped doubting the scammer?? I think that would be really useful for many here and for yourself on reflection.

    I remember you mentioning your wife as also part of decision making with hatred.com so what was her take here?? I can't believe that she wouldn't have sensed the scam if she was in the know!!... not to put down guys but imo women really are more perceptive of subtle clues than men.

    Thanks for sharing this. It's not going to be easy to put to bed in your mind irrespective of if 2K is big for you or not.

    best,
    Anita
     
  4. Cryptghost

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    Thanks for Sharing, valuable information and lessons for us all
     
  5. IMEZI

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    @uglydork Thank you for sharing this, at least you still screw those bastard in one and another way by preventing any other else from getting scammed

    Any other domainer who put their last hope on paypal digital goods protection should read about this. If you want the protection you should prepare it carefully :
    1. use transaction / service option
    2. ask for paypal invoice
    3. describe the transaction in detailed manner
    4. take some ownership proof screenshoot

    And still all those hardwork were not fully guarantee your safety :D
     
  6. uglydork

    uglydork Active Member VIP

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    Mine - my backer bailed as soon as he saw no escrow
     
  7. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    Hey Richard,

    Hang in there, you are going to be okay. You're a moneymaker. You'll get it back one way or another. You're a smart guy in a world of opportunity.

    I have seen children rip off their own parents even. This stuff happens every day. Don't let it slow you down, let it rev you up!
     
  8. uglydork

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    Thanks - you have always supported me even when people attacked me when I sold Hatred, which is still going on! I dont know why people cant believe I sold that name?
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/hatred-com-back-up-for-sale-for-300k-by-richard-dynas.1064944/
     
  9. alcy

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  10. uglydork

    uglydork Active Member VIP

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    It amuses me to see people so wrong and stupid :)
     
  11. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    It doesn't matter friend. Some believe, some don't, some can't. Just do what you do. It's good stuff. Hang in there. You are part of a family and families sometimes bicker and go through rough times. We are still your family. Remember that.
     
  12. choosebestdomain

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    Sorry to hear this happened to you and it is a good reminder to be wary. Could have happened to anyone im sure given the right scenario's.
     
  13. anon22339

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    Sorry to hear you got greedy and lost your sense of reason. You should have known better and you know this already. It is admirable of you to admit it and write about it publicly under your own name.

    Truly, your first red flag was when a domainer offered you a great domain name like Technology.com. Remember, a true domainer ALWAYS only offers you crappy, pigeon-sh*t domain names like eTechnologyly.com. Pay better attention next time!
     
  14. stub

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    That wouldn't help with a stolen domain. They could push it to your account before payment (which would surely be a scam), you pay and, pffuff the money would be gone, and sooner or later the domain would go the same way as the money.
     
  15. Silentptnr

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    Thanks for that. You are 100% right. I should have explained that possibility.
     
  16. E-Promote

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    It's a $6k lesson. Learn from it, grow from it and bounce back. If you do it becomes an investment in your future.

    The fact that you got fooled by the scam is proof that you were vulnerable to a scam. Now you are not, if you take the lesson.
     
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    Sorry to hear this. Being scammed sucks. But the irony here is, after you made your big Hatred sale, you quickly noted/announced here you were now going to 'broker' domains. So it appears, if there had been one, some potential buyer/client escaped a financial bullet. Which points out another lesson here - 'one good sale does not a domain broker make'.
     
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    About the buildup to this, the week of chatting - just google Romance Scams to see how they do it, this way many middle aged women have lost huge sums and even sold their houses to give money to people in foreign parts.
     
  20. autobot

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    I was scammed by a colleague from college recently so I know how it feels. Hindsight is always 20/20. You learnt a bitter lesson, take it and move on.
     
  21. Templr

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    He saw you as a potential victim because of your wanna be 'internet get rich quick scheme' by offering MineCryrpto.com and BitcoinPrices.io for $1M!!!!!
     
  22. -EM-

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    And was right!
     
  23. Embrand

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    I guess you could use hatred.com right now ;)

    Thanks for sharing, though.
     
  24. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Upgraded Member Blue Account VIP

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    wow, crazy story.

    Seems like you knew it was a scam all along, but you wanted to believe it was real because of the lure of such an amazing name. So you made yourself believe a lie. You weren't really scammed, you scammed yourself to be honest. If escrow is off the table, there should be no negotiation. Especially for a 5-6 figure deal. How else can you send so much money and guarantee you'll get the name?

    Paypal? Thou shalt not...

    if they didn't have escrow.com,they could simply open payoneer or another escrow company account...

    Thank God, you got your money back!
    It just reminds us that we are all human and we all make mistakes no matter how experienced we are. We just have to stay cautious and focused going forward.
     
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  25. stub

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    @uglydork - I'm sorry if I missed this part somewhere. But at what point did you get you money back? And how did that go down? By which I mean who paid you and how was the payment made?
     

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