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Old 10-14-2005, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The reason this topic is in this section is because the person I am about to warn you about got me in this section.

The user WideWideWide is a scammer. I was foolish enough to believe he could deliver parts to me given I provided a "down payment." I was cheated out of $400.

Just a warning as to never trust this user or anyone offering items via the internet unless there is something or site protecting your money (like eBay).

Hopefully I can get my money back as I've filed the claim and now the police down in FL are looking into it.
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Old 10-15-2005, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-15-2005, 06:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Already learned that... the hard way. But it was through a Western Union and he said I'd get a receipt and so I thought that was something that bound him to send the money.
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Old 10-15-2005, 08:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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was it through bidpay?
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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lol i just m,ade a deal with him but i made a secret password i will go get my money back right now
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Never make deals over the internet unless its through ebay and you pay with paypal. Always leave some kind of trail.
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well. I have the money I didn't lost anything but I feel bad for the kid above.
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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He tried selling me an Nvidia 7800GTX for only $354.00. Here's the email:

This is a message from WideWideWide at Computer Technology Forum (
http://www.techist.com/index.php ). The Computer Technology Forum
owners cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of the email.

To email WideWideWide, you can use this online form:
http://www.techist.com/member.php?ac...m&userid=29456

OR, by email:
mailto:widewidewide@gmail.com

This is the message:

hey tried to PM you before but it failed

I have a brand new/sealed BFG 7800GTX (not the basic GT you listed)

I bought $3200 worth of parts, but my brother ended up going with an
Apple computer/LCD combo...I still have some of the parts from the build
and the 7800GTX is one of them

If interested email me and I can send pics

SoftTissues@gmail.com
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, he did use all teh same parts and stories that you guys got also. I think he was honest in the end but now I can not buy from him.
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