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Old 27.01.2011, 17:05
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I'm sorry to here about that. That's really unlucky, and it seems that your trust was taken advantage of.
It's quite unbelievable when something like this happens, I understand completely, as I once had a friend, infact, that stole from me. I didn't actually see her, but she carried my bag, but then needed the toilet apparently and slipped away and I met her 5 minutes after and the money was gone. I too could not confront her, it's such a hard thing to do, especially because you'd started to make connections with this guy.

The thing is, don't let this make you untrusting. It was a bad experience, and you should be cautious, but not to the point where you spend your life thinking about it.

Maybe this guy was super desparate for some cash, it wasn't aimed at you, it could have been anyone, just be glad you're not him.

Yeah it's a lot of money, but not in the grand scheme of things. Least he wasn't psycho, and nobody got hurt.

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Old 27.01.2011, 17:06
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Re: Can U believe this guy, jeeeeez.

I think if this happened to me, I would either:

  • report it straight away to alert police to a possible serial scammer/thief
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Yeah I know his name, and I can get his number.


Plus its been like 6 months now. I still think I should have acted then n there, but its long gone and I have moved on.
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Do you still have furnitures to sell? I feel like I need a new phone and some pocket money...
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Old 27.01.2011, 17:10
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Do you still have furnitures to sell? I feel like I need a new phone and some pocket money...
LOL i admit u got me cracking there.

And Yeah i got some to sell, lemme know watchya need
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Old 27.01.2011, 17:11
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And Yeah i got some to sell, lemme know watchya need
A free iPhone 4 and as much cash as I can carry.
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Old 27.01.2011, 17:12
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I think if this happened to me, I would either:

  • report it straight away to alert police to a possible serial scammer/thief
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  • never tell a living soul.
Ur 1st point, I admit I should have done that. and i did agree with ur 2nd point as well. But then today, had a personal experience and made me reflect on that incident, and thought it would be not so bad, to let my experience out there, even if it makes me look a little slow. And hence decided to share it for others to be aware of the little surprises one is in for. The little not so happy surprises
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A free iPhone 4 and as much cash as I can carry.
And I thought u understood sarcasm May be the smilies wernt chosen smartly eh !!!
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Old 27.01.2011, 17:17
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I'm sorry to here about that. That's really unlucky, and it seems that your trust was taken advantage of.
It's quite unbelievable when something like this happens, I understand completely, as I once had a friend, infact, that stole from me. I didn't actually see her, but she carried my bag, but then needed the toilet apparently and slipped away and I met her 5 minutes after and the money was gone. I too could not confront her, it's such a hard thing to do, especially because you'd started to make connections with this guy.

The thing is, don't let this make you untrusting. It was a bad experience, and you should be cautious, but not to the point where you spend your life thinking about it.

Maybe this guy was super desparate for some cash, it wasn't aimed at you, it could have been anyone, just be glad you're not him.

Yeah it's a lot of money, but not in the grand scheme of things. Least he wasn't psycho, and nobody got hurt.

Best wishes.
Thanks Yasmina,

I had someone very close to me say the same things, just in my Indian language . We are usually more open, trusting and willing to help the needy. But at times we just go a bit too far. I was told that he might be in need of the cash, but didnt sound like he needed. Decent job, working gf, blah blah. BUt then again, I prefer to beleive that he was just trying to make himself look bette in front of me. And I am GLAD i am not him. ewww do a PHD in checking out how rats mate. Geez, I rather open a redbull and enjoy a match of cricket

it was a lot of cash but I learnt my lessons, I even won a small lotto 2 weeks later and got about 3400 CHF so I aint sulking. Life has its way of teaching u lessons and paying you back, its just time which proves it.

Sorry about u being scammed as well, but ur right when we make the connection if becomes hard to be stern. I had my sour days and promising myself not to trust anyone nor help. But as time went by, I came back to my own self however, this time I have learnt my lessons.
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Old 27.01.2011, 17:20
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Nobody in the world can help him...

That was fast . And I might prove u wrong, coz I DID get some help from my lady friend, naah !!! just kidding . Loved the movie thought
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Old 27.01.2011, 17:22
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Re: Can U believe this guy, jeeeeez.

It could be that the guy is innocent. You and he were moving the stuff together, no? A petty thief would see that as a golden opportunity to pop in for some treats. Even 2 minutes getting something into the car would be plenty of time to get in and out. Once you realized of course you suspected the student and then saw all of his actions as suspicious... but he had been carrying on about the time on the car rental and was in a hurry, no? Just a thought...
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Old 27.01.2011, 17:28
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It could be that the guy is innocent. You and he were moving the stuff together, no? A petty thief would see that as a golden opportunity to pop in for some treats. Even 2 minutes getting something into the car would be plenty of time to get in and out. Once you realized of course you suspected the student and then saw all of his actions as suspicious... but he had been carrying on about the time on the car rental and was in a hurry, no? Just a thought...
I agree and thanks for the 2 cents. BUt I lived on the 3rd floor, only 2 others live in the building. THe lady on the 1st floor actress, and she was at work.

and the House warth was out on this cleaning schedule so he was always in the building, plus he has a SLK, he does this job anyays to keep himself busy, He uses a blackberry and is a good friend of mine.

so there was no 1 in the building, that day, on weekday at 11.00 am who could do that. No1 entered the building for sure.
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Old 27.01.2011, 17:35
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There is not much I can do, coz i got no details of his, coz his number was in my phone. He is inactive on EF.
Send me his account name via PM and I'll have a look if he has opened a duplicate account on the forum.
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Old 27.01.2011, 17:51
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This should relieve you from all that burden you still carry: Enjoy! we gun find you he's really really dumb fo real -whoever took your phone & money & furniture!

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Old 27.01.2011, 18:01
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Amitphatak, just remember, an iPhone and 800 chuffs is a small price to pay to avoid becoming a cold hearted bastard. Don't let this experience change you too much.
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Old 27.01.2011, 18:17
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Amitphatak, just remember, an iPhone and 800 chuffs is a small price to pay to avoid becoming a cold hearted bastard. Don't let this experience change you too much.
Naah buddy !!! It wont happen. I am from India anyways, its true u know, the sterotypes, we are good at computers and being hospitable and human . However, the experience did teach me a lot. And I rather learn, share and move on

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Re: Can U believe this guy, jeeeeez.

Personally I would be furious if anything of the sort happened to me, and I'd like to think that I would have gone after the guy and done whatever it took to get back my money and my phone.

What you should be doing now is telling us exactly who it is (name, username, where he's studying, what he's studying, what he looks like). Provide the best description possible. Just letting the guy walk away scot-free is almost as bad as what he did.

Once there's a complete description of him on here, at the very least he'll think twice before trying something like this again.

Until we get rid of this "let it go" mentality, these crimes are going to continue and even grow in frequency.
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Old 27.01.2011, 18:19
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This should relieve you from all that burden you still carry: Enjoy! we gun find you he's really really dumb fo real -whoever took your phone & money & furniture!

Thanks man !!! LOL ... I think I should make a vid !!! Will count EF members in fho sho !!!
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Old 27.01.2011, 18:24
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Very sorry to hear about that just have to be more vigilant next time... But yea its a good thing that you started this thread at least it gave all the others an idea that EF admin can help in the event something like this happens.
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Old 27.01.2011, 18:32
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Very sorry to hear about that just have to be more vigilant next time... But yea its a good thing that you started this thread at least it gave all the others an idea that EF admin can help in the event something like this happens.
I guess so as well. So to think about a few things to be listed down, may be it is already out there, but wont hurt to mention it again.

1.) Dont mention any of your private contact details, like email address, phone numbers in threads. Let people PM you.

2.) Keep PMing until the transactions have been finalised and then share personal contact details over PM

3.) Note down the car plate numbers and other details elsewhere.

4.) Be vigilant and dont let your guard down.

5.) If any thing is suspicious, make sure the moderators are informed immediately.

This is ofcourse incase you are meeting a person for the 1st time or havent met them enough to trust them.

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