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Old 01-02-2018, 08:03 PM   #7551
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I am also waiting on BongFellow to make good on his end of a trade, my $3k btc for his $3060 Stars. I was starting to have a bad feeling but as it hasn't been long, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. I'm still holding out hope, but I've seen too many cases here where people could've saved others from issues to not speak up.

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8/18 and 8/22 - I post in this thread and the HSNL xfer thread about wanting btc/eth for Stars transfers
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/2...=#post52723975
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/5...=#post52738437

08-22-2017, 02:20 PM: He PMs me


We go back and forth a couple PMs, agree to terms, he sends this at 08-22-2017, 04:25 PM:


The "whatever rate at the time is easiest" smelled a little funny to me, and the "it'll be a few hours" not being mentioned until then wasn't great, but I proceeded.

7 hours later, after no word, I PMed him at 08-22-2017, 11:17 PM:



He responded a few hours later at 02:15 AM:


He responded to another inconsequential PM within about a half hour, then I didn't hear anything from him today. I PMed him at 7:42pst:


7+ hours later, no word and no Stars transfer.

The btc address I sent to per his instructions has been emptied to a couple other addresses. Again, I hope his story is legitimate and the delay without communication is just poor trade etiquette, the funds are on the way, and we can delete all this and chalk it up to a misunderstanding. I was planning to post tomorrow if I hadn't heard anything, but given that there's another data point that doesn't look good I'm posting now. I've learned a few things following Admo over the years - let's just say I don't go quietly in these situations and intend to fully pursue it if it isn't made right very quickly.

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Edit/MH: SNs posted by Bongfellow:

BCP Greenmind
BCP PatPatMan
ACR higher level
ACR higherlevel
ACR higerlevel
Pokerhost RedDragon765
TruePoker Mattastic

ACR account name TheMoldovan
Happy new year everyone. I thought I'd give a quick update to this situation regarding theft and scamming by Matt Longfellow of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Matt Longfellow is a repeat offender, having stolen from/scammed members of the poker community multiple times.

In the days after myself and the other (known) victim compiled a dossier, tracked him down, and made clear we expected him to make this right, Matt made a payment of ~12% of the money stolen and then made another payment on September 15 to take us to 26% recovered of the total amount stolen. In between periods of threatening me and ignoring several attempts to make arrangements, he occasionally would say the right things and insist he planned to pay us despite personal difficulties. His story is that a third party related to him is responsible for the actual theft, but that doesn't really pass the smell test given some information we have. He's also refused to actually identify the supposed alternative thief beyond a vague descriptor on multiple occasions. In spite of the fact that we didn't believe him at all and it seems pretty obvious that he's just continued his pattern of treating the poker community like his personal piggy bank to scam from whenever he hits a rough patch, we humored him and were willing to let sleeping dogs lie if we were repaid.

Unfortunately, after giving him ridiculous amounts of benefit of the doubt over 4+ months, keeping him apprised at every step how we intended to proceed, and bending over backwards in an attempt not to put someone with a young daughter in jail, he's failed to follow through numerous times and my patience is now over. Even after making good money over the past 2.5 months at Tom O'Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Indy, Matt Longfellow has refused to maintain contact and hasn't made any payment since mid-September. Given that, today I'm posting here and getting the legal process moving, both criminally and civilly, starting with making sure all relevant state, local, and federal agencies are aware of him and anyone else involved. I have reason to believe his spouse may be as well.

I'm also the reluctant but proud owner of mattlongfellowisathief.com, which will go live in the next 2-3 weeks for all of the right people's viewing pleasure if there's no change in status. The last time Matt and I chatted before he broke contact again, he mentioned that he's trying to find a backer, so I figured it's worth updating the community on what kind of person he is.

A few of the highlights:
-Made personal threats
-Broke contact for 5 weeks when a payment was due
-Went on an MTT heater and made ~15k on a stake - made no effort to pay.
-Made a small payment via Western Union, only to cancel the payment before I could collect it.
-Has now again broken contact for over 2 weeks despite outreach attempts on 6 separate days via 2 separate means of communication, and us telling him a payment mid-November was the last straw before giving him one more shot in December and him assuring me a payment was on the way as recently as December 13th.
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:54 AM   #7552
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Happy new year everyone. I thought I'd give a quick update to this situation regarding theft and scamming by Matt Longfellow of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Matt Longfellow is a repeat offender, having stolen from/scammed members of the poker community multiple times.

In the days after myself and the other (known) victim compiled a dossier, tracked him down, and made clear we expected him to make this right, Matt made a payment of ~12% of the money stolen and then made another payment on September 15 to take us to 26% recovered of the total amount stolen. In between periods of threatening me and ignoring several attempts to make arrangements, he occasionally would say the right things and insist he planned to pay us despite personal difficulties. His story is that a third party related to him is responsible for the actual theft, but that doesn't really pass the smell test given some information we have. He's also refused to actually identify the supposed alternative thief beyond a vague descriptor on multiple occasions. In spite of the fact that we didn't believe him at all and it seems pretty obvious that he's just continued his pattern of treating the poker community like his personal piggy bank to scam from whenever he hits a rough patch, we humored him and were willing to let sleeping dogs lie if we were repaid.

Unfortunately, after giving him ridiculous amounts of benefit of the doubt over 4+ months, keeping him apprised at every step how we intended to proceed, and bending over backwards in an attempt not to put someone with a young daughter in jail, he's failed to follow through numerous times and my patience is now over. Even after making good money over the past 2.5 months at Tom O'Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Indy, Matt Longfellow has refused to maintain contact and hasn't made any payment since mid-September. Given that, today I'm posting here and getting the legal process moving, both criminally and civilly, starting with making sure all relevant state, local, and federal agencies are aware of him and anyone else involved. I have reason to believe his spouse may be as well.

I'm also the reluctant but proud owner of mattlongfellowisathief.com, which will go live in the next 2-3 weeks for all of the right people's viewing pleasure if there's no change in status. The last time Matt and I chatted before he broke contact again, he mentioned that he's trying to find a backer, so I figured it's worth updating the community on what kind of person he is.

A few of the highlights:
-Made personal threats
-Broke contact for 5 weeks when a payment was due
-Went on an MTT heater and made ~15k on a stake - made no effort to pay.
-Made a small payment via Western Union, only to cancel the payment before I could collect it.
-Has now again broken contact for over 2 weeks despite outreach attempts on 6 separate days via 2 separate means of communication, and us telling him a payment mid-November was the last straw before giving him one more shot in December and him assuring me a payment was on the way as recently as December 13th.
I am the other victim of this Matt Longfellow scam and can confirm that I believe the above timeline of events and how things have transpired is correct.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:31 AM   #7553
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Re: P2P transfers: CHAT thread : No trading ITT

Wen doing a crypto swap, who incurs the transfer fee?

Does the sender adjust the amount sent in order to account for the xfer fee, and the stated amount agreed upon by both parties.

Or do the receiver just except that they will receive slightly less than the agreed amount? Per fee being added by wallet/exchange?

Or the above is something that has to be confirmed and specified between both parties, before the swap commence?
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Old 01-30-2018, 02:05 PM   #7554
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Have: $500-$750 BOA or Venmo
Want: $500-$750 ACR (t0mkeen) or BCP ([HAUNTER])

Even swap, I have tons of flawless trades ITT so unless you are super reputable you will be shipping first (increments are cool)
pm sent, i sent 100 acr (americasDonk) to t0mkeen. still waiting for response
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:41 PM   #7555
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I'm new to p2p and I am reading over these post and I am really concerned. It looks like half the people get scammed. Is there a list of the most reputable people on the site. I want to start small to test and I am willing to go first but this just seems crazy.
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Old 01-30-2018, 10:30 PM   #7556
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Re: P2P transfers: CHAT thread : No trading ITT

This thread is primarily about the scams, so you should expect to read about a lot of them here. If you were to read the actual trading thread, you might get a much different impression - and find people you would consider reputable.
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:09 PM   #7557
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pm sent, i sent 100 acr (americasDonk) to t0mkeen. still waiting for response
Hi this is cold front I had to register a new screen name - you got me temp banned. You never even sent me a PM BEFORE shipping money to confirm anything! I haven't been on since making the original in search of post.

I did log into ACR I can confirm I did receive the $100 ACR but I don't even know where to send your $100 to because I am unable to access my account. Should I just send it back to americasdonk on ACR?

Please let me know how to resolve immediately and if the mod could unban my account (cold front) I'd really appreciate it. This is pretty ridiculous I wasn't even given the benefit of the doubt, I'm sure people can see when my last login was, etc.

As I said, there was NO confirmation or discussion beforehand that this guy was going to send me ACR. I don't come on for one day and I see this. Someone's blind stupidity is no reason to tarnish my flawless reputation.

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Old 01-31-2018, 05:42 PM   #7558
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All has been resolved with Golfer2010. Yesterday he just went ahead and sent money without communicating with me first.

Hopefully he can come in here and confirm this now

Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:07 PM   #7559
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All has been resolved with Golfer2010. Yesterday he just went ahead and sent money without communicating with me first.

Hopefully he can come in here and confirm this now

Thanks!
Yes all is good. My fault for sending too quickly.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:35 AM   #7560
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Hey guys i'm in a spot here. Does anyone know the details on this:
"In addition, all funds that are:
deposited to your Stars Account or received by a transfer from another player
must be wagered before a withdrawal can be requested, and a 48-hour delay from your last deposit may be imposed on withdrawals with certain payment methods. This feature is designed to protect our players against collusion and fraud. You will be able to submit your withdrawal request once the 48 hours have elapsed."

To transfer 10,000 to another player what's the mechanism by which they determine the funds having been wagered, total $ bet, rake paid etc
and how much of it has to be done for 10,000 to be available to transfer?

Thanks really appreciate any info
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:21 PM   #7561
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Searching for "playthrough, pokerstars" finds https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/s...postcount=2853, among other posts.
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:05 AM   #7562
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skrill block the opinion the deposit with mastercard. which sites still accept mastercard?
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:17 PM   #7563
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Buying $200 ACR (BustAllDay1) for Venmo
This guy scammed me out of $200 venmo. He sent the venmo, i got a notification that someone has sent me a venmo for 200. I transfered 200 acr to bustallday1 and then logged into my venmo and it said that he canceled the payment. I immediately contacted him to see if it was a mistake and he is mia. contact acr and all the fund i sent 5 mins prior was gone and his account was at 0.

the name on venmo was sean baker if anyone has any info on him I would appreciate it

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Old 02-05-2018, 05:24 PM   #7564
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This guy scammed me out of $200 venmo. He sent the venmo, i got a notification that someone has sent me a venmo for 200. I transfered 200 acr to bustallday1 and then logged into my venmo and it said that he canceled the payment. I immediately contacted him to see if it was a mistake and he is mia. contact acr and all the fund i sent 5 mins prior was gone and his account was at 0.

the name on venmo was sean baker if anyone has any info on him I would appreciate it
looking into this now, calling venmo etc. did not reverse it myself, going to get it back to him
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:26 PM   #7565
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looking into this now, calling venmo etc. did not reverse it myself, going to get it back to him
he is in contact with me. If someway this was a misunderstanding then I will apologize, but venmo live support confirmed to me the payment was canceled by sender.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:19 PM   #7566
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looking into this now, calling venmo etc. did not reverse it myself, going to get it back to him
I want to update this. Sean stood by his word and made this right. I'm going to consider this a mistake on venmo's part and consider this trade complete. the payment of $200 has been made and I have initiated a transfer to my bank account from venmo, so long as it goes through without a problem I am happy with the trade and outcome.

I want to also publicly apologize to bustallday for possibly jumping the gun on this. But when you send the acr funds and login to venmo to find the payment canceled "by sender" according to venmo and then the guy has logged off 2plus2 and acr tells me 5 mins after sending that the account was empty with 0 balance and is logged in atm, it doesnt look good.

As far as Im concerned no harm no foul and would recommend him as a trader.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:24 PM   #7567
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I want to update this. Sean stood by his word and made this right. I'm going to consider this a mistake on venmo's part and consider this trade complete. the payment of $200 has been made and I have initiated a transfer to my bank account from venmo, so long as it goes through without a problem I am happy with the trade and outcome.

I want to also publicly apologize to bustallday for possibly jumping the gun on this. But when you send the acr funds and login to venmo to find the payment canceled "by sender" according to venmo and then the guy has logged off 2plus2 and acr tells me 5 mins after sending that the account was empty with 0 balance and is logged in atm, it doesnt look good.

As far as Im concerned no harm no foul and would recommend him as a trader.
This has been settled. I don't blame you for thinking I was scamming, as Venmo was even trying to tell me that I had cancelled it. (Which I promise I didn't) My guess it was a combination of being a decent sized payment ($200) and his account being new. Idk but it's all good now.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:09 PM   #7568
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just got scammed by user " Shamaniski "

he has successfully traded in the past and we agreed to do two trades in $50 increments.

sent $50 to his acr (SF2010) expecting $50 btc

then receive this message ~5 mins later





Edit/MH: "Hey man I received the $50. I tried to double it up real fast on a hand of blackjack but lost I got 14 dealer showing a 5 so I stand and they had a 4 underneath and hit a 6 for 19. **** I was just trying to double it up then could cashout and send u the 50 real quick. Sorry man Ill send u the $50 as soon as I can it might but up to like 13 more days cause I get some more money then. So I can't do the other $50. Im sorry I have gambling problems man but Ill send u the $50 BTC when I can I promise. Unless u Think I can win 2 hands in a row on Blackjack or Baccarat dont send the other $50."
I sent this yesterday. I was finally able to get some money to send you. Did you receive the BTC? I'm sorry I never scammed anyone besides this instance and I felt really bad about it. I'm sorry it took me like 3 months to get enough to send.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:20 AM   #7569
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I sent this yesterday. I was finally able to get some money to send you. Did you receive the BTC? I'm sorry I never scammed anyone besides this instance and I felt really bad about it. I'm sorry it took me like 3 months to get enough to send.
i just checked and yes i did receive it
even though it wasn't much money it is unfortunate what initially happened but i do appreciate you eventually sending it back

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Old 02-14-2018, 04:32 PM   #7570
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i am lord fishy on ACR
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:45 PM   #7571
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Trade confirmed. I sent 500$ on PS first. Unfortunately, I was then informed that he couldn't immediately send the ETH. I received the ETH about a week later, so I'm sure it was an honest mistake on their part. Would trade again, just next time I would have them first check that they can send right away.
did ETH price fluctuate in the meantime? were the original terms of the swap that you'd receive the ETH right away, or in a week?

you are probably being far too trusting be careful!
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:01 AM   #7572
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did ETH price fluctuate in the meantime? were the original terms of the swap that you'd receive the ETH right away, or in a week?

you are probably being far too trusting be careful!
Yes, the price did of course change by then, but we had determined the price to trade at before I sent so we stuck with that. There was no explicit mention of timing, but I think it was natural to assume that they would send right away.

Maybe you're right and I was too trusting. On the other hand, I sent first so if they weren't going to send back I was screwed no matter what anyways so I don't think there's something else that I could've done.
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:36 AM   #7573
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We locked the exchange rate. I also offered right when I realized I can't send to send back on pokerstars as soon as I'm at the computer or to send back on neteller/skrill from my mobile phone.

sent from my mobile using 2+2 Forums
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:50 AM   #7574
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ah if you guys locked the rate and were in good communication then it's all good!
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:07 AM   #7575
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some is faking to be me on skype. for verification always let me confirm via PM on 2p2 and maybe even twitter that its me.

he copied profil picture and adds certain posters who are looking to trade.

be cautious.

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