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    Default Asking for some Help - Got Scammed $55k by a fellow Beyonder

    I made the mistake of paying a guy in advance $55k CAN for some ASIC miners and he just took me for it. Had me even drive out and no show. He was paid in Bitcoin and it's a long shot but I need some help identifying him.

    Is alias here on Beyond is DontBannMe (https://forums.beyond.ca/members/58256-DontBannMe)

    He joined Beyond in 2009, I'm guessing he's around 36-38 years old.while he was on the phone I could hear the dings from online poker so I think he's in the online poker scene.

    He has an Ad for Sale that matches the email he's been using:
    [email protected]

    He says his name is Mario Rogers, but he signed some emails with SB. He said that he works for Amazon as a manager and gave me a fake email address [email protected]

    Link to a Beyond AD that references his email: https://forums.beyond.ca/threads/378...-Acura-Integra

    He is a criminal and a scammer, probably taking advantage of many. I am filled with utter regret cause I definitely knew better, but there were some details that made me choose to be blind.

    His alias that he used on Kijiji is Mario Rogers: https://www.kijiji.ca/o-profile/1016493354/listings/1
    He has a VOIP cell using the numbers: (587) 887-6934

    He's been using two burner phones with Fido: +1 403-708-4482 and +1 403-708-6315.

    I thought is that he did have these machines as I thought we had both bought from the same distributor here in Calgary. Although, this is what he said that he got the machines from.

    I, think he works with several Kijiji accounts, maybe most of the new ones giving him a good review.
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    The wallet that I paid him in his Binance Wallet:
    1C4TmNgoNqWvxCwenPwSBVjV54wD3FGvHU

    https://www.blockchain.com/btc/addre...BVjV54wD3FGvHU

    The first two transactions are me to him. The first being a test and the second being the actual amount. He also mentioned that he has a KYC'd Kraken account that he was going to transfer to.
    Last edited by jacobhuh; 02-14-2021 at 02:30 PM.

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    @Kobe does this ring a bell?

    Edit: Also looks like he sells a bunch of shit on here in the past. Maybe someone who has dealt with him can chime in on any info and description.
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    This is awful. But I have to ask what kind of due diligence you did before giving a stranger that much money in essentially untraceable currency? Is this the equivalent of a briefcase full of unmarked bills? Does this person run a business that was supposed to provide you with a receipt?

    That's more money than most people will have in cash at any point in thier entire lives. Probably life changing amount to lose. I feel awful about this
    Silly people focus on the math.

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    With the amount of stuff this guy has listed on Beyond someone has had to have dealt with him in the past. I'm assuming this person has been banned before?

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    Yeah that user has been very active in the past in the marketplace.
    Screenshot_20210212-080022.jpg
    Silly people focus on the math.

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    The OP is a long way from a hugely active member and perhaps we should be slightly more suspicious of this story before we DOX the accused.

    @rage2 perhaps can you look up IP addresses to figure out who the people involved might be. (In the background).

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    I mean, that sucks, but as stated, why would you pay that much, in advance, in an untraceable currency?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LilDrunkenSmurf View Post
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    I mean, that sucks, but as stated, why would you pay that much, in advance, in an untraceable currency?
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    Yes, while I've not been active on Beyond, this is actually happen. I will be filing a police report today, but I don't have too much faith that they will be successful in finding, him let alone recovering any funds. It is a lot of money for me. I should have been more careful, but I was not and now I'm paying for it. At the very least I would like to have him caught, so no on else is taken advantage of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    The OP is a long way from a hugely active member and perhaps we should be slightly more suspicious of this story before we DOX the accused.
    wise words.
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    I did buy ten machines from a local distributor and this guy also mentioned that he bought from him as well. So I figured he actually had the machines and simply didn't have anywhere to plug them in. Now that I go back reflect, he was using a VOIP asterisk server, I never emailed him to his fake amazon.com email and all the other red flags that I didn't take notice. (Or at least, if I'm honest have to admit just ignored.) I couldn't get to sleep last night, it's been terrible.
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    OP accuses beyonder, but entire conversation done on Kijiji? Also, NONE of that interaction screamed "i'm going to rip you off" to you? Yikes.

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    That sucks. Can I have some free money?

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    I believe OP just found a link to a beyond account with the email address. That beyond account hasn’t been logged into since 2015. That’s as much info I can give.

    Once OP creates a police report, the police can contact me for any additional information to aid in the investigation.
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    I'll take all the criticism, your guys are right, no one is more disappointed and regretful then myself. I've debated on whether to even post any of this, but I don't know what else there is to do. My hope is that this may lead to finding him so that he can face some consequences even if it's just the event recorded into the public record. I don't have any hope in recovering the funds.
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    long shot but have you tried contacting the sellers that this Mario Rogers have dealt with in the past?
    https://www.kijiji.ca/o-profile/1016493354/listings/1

    one of the sellers that reviewed him is this and has an Antminer for sale
    https://www.kijiji.ca/o-profile/1011598497/listings/1 (Brandon MB based?)
    just be weary that this could also be one of his fake alias that left a fake review on his Mario account.

    this too have dealt with him, Montreal based
    https://www.kijiji.ca/o-profile/51843634/listings/1

    this too, Calgary based
    https://www.kijiji.ca/o-profile/1015644826/listings/1

    you could check how they have dealt with Mario in the past, especially the Calgary guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobhuh View Post
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    I'll take all the criticism, your guys are right, no one is more disappointed and regretful then myself. I've debated on whether to even post any of this, but I don't know what else there is to do. My hope is that this may lead to finding him so that he can face some consequences even if it's just the event recorded into he public record. I don't have any hope in recovering the funds.
    Fucking awful story, very sorry to hear. This doesn't help your current predicament, but in future check out the legitimate companies in Alberta that sell mining equipment - not on kijiji. Not going to plug any of them but there are a few including at least one in Calgary who can provide miners in bulk at market prices or below with around 6-8 weeks of turnaround time even with current demand levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShermanEF9 View Post
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    OP accuses beyonder, but entire conversation done on Kijiji? Also, NONE of that interaction screamed "i'm going to rip you off" to you? Yikes.
    After reading the first long winded comment, my spidey senses exploded. I would have noped out of there in a second.

    That said, it is very terrible that OP got ripped off (if its true) and i hope the guy is caught. Scammers are going to scam but the victims dont deserve it either.

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