Scam stole my Pam 89

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Scam stole my Pam 89

johnnybonkel
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Joined: February 9th, 2012, 3:43 am

February 9th, 2012, 3:54 am #1

Beware...this week I sold my Titanium Pam 89. The buyer was so plausible and went by name of Kelly Stuart. We agreed price and he said he would wire me the money. The next day $6,000 was in my account. I called my bank and asked if the money was there and could not be reversed. They said yes. Buyer had his office manager send an email so I could print a shipping label from their company ups account. I did. I sent watch. I received thank you call next day.
7 days later I see the $6000 removed from my bank account. Contacted bank and they said the money was not a wire but a deposit. What had happened is this.Kelly Stuart had fraudulent 1st califoria banch cashiers checks. He pretended to be me.hevwent into a branch of my bank and paid these checks into my account as if I done it.The funds appeared immediately in my account as if wired. This man and his office manager and their email address and their phone numbers and their UPS account were very very believable...beware...I have lost a rare Pam 89 titanium with anthracite dial...I don't want you to be another victim.
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AndySIII
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AndySIII
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Joined: May 14th, 2004, 3:33 am

February 9th, 2012, 4:05 am #2

Thanks though for giving us a heads-up.

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine - Elvis Presley
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X2TIME
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X2TIME
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Joined: July 17th, 2010, 2:51 am

February 9th, 2012, 4:30 am #3

Beware...this week I sold my Titanium Pam 89. The buyer was so plausible and went by name of Kelly Stuart. We agreed price and he said he would wire me the money. The next day $6,000 was in my account. I called my bank and asked if the money was there and could not be reversed. They said yes. Buyer had his office manager send an email so I could print a shipping label from their company ups account. I did. I sent watch. I received thank you call next day.
7 days later I see the $6000 removed from my bank account. Contacted bank and they said the money was not a wire but a deposit. What had happened is this.Kelly Stuart had fraudulent 1st califoria banch cashiers checks. He pretended to be me.hevwent into a branch of my bank and paid these checks into my account as if I done it.The funds appeared immediately in my account as if wired. This man and his office manager and their email address and their phone numbers and their UPS account were very very believable...beware...I have lost a rare Pam 89 titanium with anthracite dial...I don't want you to be another victim.
I don't understand how banks can say, yes the money is there and then turn around, shrug their shoulders, and say sorry, not there after all! I've read multiple examples, I'd be furious!
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joshua112
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Joined: January 9th, 2010, 7:49 pm

February 9th, 2012, 4:41 am #4

Beware...this week I sold my Titanium Pam 89. The buyer was so plausible and went by name of Kelly Stuart. We agreed price and he said he would wire me the money. The next day $6,000 was in my account. I called my bank and asked if the money was there and could not be reversed. They said yes. Buyer had his office manager send an email so I could print a shipping label from their company ups account. I did. I sent watch. I received thank you call next day.
7 days later I see the $6000 removed from my bank account. Contacted bank and they said the money was not a wire but a deposit. What had happened is this.Kelly Stuart had fraudulent 1st califoria banch cashiers checks. He pretended to be me.hevwent into a branch of my bank and paid these checks into my account as if I done it.The funds appeared immediately in my account as if wired. This man and his office manager and their email address and their phone numbers and their UPS account were very very believable...beware...I have lost a rare Pam 89 titanium with anthracite dial...I don't want you to be another victim.
But how the hell did your bank mistake an apparent normal deposit as a wire payment?

Seems to me if you asked if the $6000 wire cleared and they said, "uh, you mean the $6000 checks you deposited mr..."

I don't really get that part.
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gfriedell
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Joined: January 27th, 2005, 3:20 pm

February 9th, 2012, 4:42 am #5

Beware...this week I sold my Titanium Pam 89. The buyer was so plausible and went by name of Kelly Stuart. We agreed price and he said he would wire me the money. The next day $6,000 was in my account. I called my bank and asked if the money was there and could not be reversed. They said yes. Buyer had his office manager send an email so I could print a shipping label from their company ups account. I did. I sent watch. I received thank you call next day.
7 days later I see the $6000 removed from my bank account. Contacted bank and they said the money was not a wire but a deposit. What had happened is this.Kelly Stuart had fraudulent 1st califoria banch cashiers checks. He pretended to be me.hevwent into a branch of my bank and paid these checks into my account as if I done it.The funds appeared immediately in my account as if wired. This man and his office manager and their email address and their phone numbers and their UPS account were very very believable...beware...I have lost a rare Pam 89 titanium with anthracite dial...I don't want you to be another victim.
You have to be absolutely certain that the money received is actually a wire transfer.

This is detailed in the tutorial that's in our archives.

Worth reading for anyone who is buying or selling a watch.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... g%21%21%29

I hope you are able to find a way to track down the thief and get your watch back.



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DaleArden
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 9:03 pm

February 9th, 2012, 4:46 am #6

Beware...this week I sold my Titanium Pam 89. The buyer was so plausible and went by name of Kelly Stuart. We agreed price and he said he would wire me the money. The next day $6,000 was in my account. I called my bank and asked if the money was there and could not be reversed. They said yes. Buyer had his office manager send an email so I could print a shipping label from their company ups account. I did. I sent watch. I received thank you call next day.
7 days later I see the $6000 removed from my bank account. Contacted bank and they said the money was not a wire but a deposit. What had happened is this.Kelly Stuart had fraudulent 1st califoria banch cashiers checks. He pretended to be me.hevwent into a branch of my bank and paid these checks into my account as if I done it.The funds appeared immediately in my account as if wired. This man and his office manager and their email address and their phone numbers and their UPS account were very very believable...beware...I have lost a rare Pam 89 titanium with anthracite dial...I don't want you to be another victim.
because all we can do is say how sorry we; and we are.

If anyone has any usable information, pleas email John directly.
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