Anybody Using Paxful?

DonPato

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Remember to Use ESCROW
If the other person tells you he would increase the Bitcoin if you trade via WhatsApp just know it's scam

Can confirm I got scammed before this way and lost $40, not the whatsapp part but seller told me not use Escrow and I fell for it not much but still got scammed. Reported him and he got banned.
 

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When you pay the seller with bitcoin u have the right to not release them till u confirm that the card is working right?

More attention that you can have problems... many exchangers in paxful/localbitcoin have hacked gift cards and you can lose money... one of my friends lost his amazon account with more than $5,000 in it for this reason.

Scammers sell different products for gift cards and exchange them for BTC!
 

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Can confirm I got scammed before this way and lost $40, not the whatsapp part but seller told me not use Escrow and I fell for it not much but still got scammed. Reported him and he got banned.

commonly happens, the guy will just come back with a new account and start all over

but good idea to always report them, limit the amount of times they can do this
 

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commonly happens, the guy will just come back with a new account and start all over

but good idea to always report them, limit the amount of times they can do this

They had a very very good exchange rate. Like a huge win for those who wants to exchange with him.

What happened is if I remembered correctly, I had $38 worth of bitcoins and his exchange would have made me I think $55 or something in my account, when I tried to put in the trade I didn't put into consideration the escrow fees or paxful fees cant remember so when I added the whole amount it didnt allow me to do the transaction so I told him and he said to exchange without escrow I hesitated at first I knew he would scam me but I thought I have no other choice to withdrawal my money so it is either keep it as bitcoins forever or take the risk. I agreed and sent him the bitcoins to his wallet, I was trading using Paypal which I know is risky he came up with some excuse that I needed to have a business account and should have told him I had a personal one, even though I had a business account because his minimum to send to a personal account is $100 or something like that. We kept going back and forth I finally told him to return the bitcoins to me then he played dumb and kept giving the paypal excuse and then said his boss won't allow it and I kept telling him now that we cant trade you also cant return the bitcoins back.. eventually he stopped replaying to anything in the chat and I was forced to close the chat and just reported him and I got an email from paxful that they banned him. I am sharing this for anyone that wish to use bitcoins don't fall for this, it was very dumb but I had no other choice to take my money. So yea here it is.
 
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They had a very very good exchange rate. Like a huge win for those who wants to exchange with him.

What happened is if I remembered correctly, I had $38 worth of bitcoins and his exchange would have made me I think $55 or something in my account, when I tried to put in the trade I didn't put into consideration the escrow fees or paxful fees cant remember so when I added the whole amount it didnt allow me to do the transaction so I told him and he said to exchange without escrow I hesitated at first I knew he would scam me but I thought I have no other choice to withdrawal my money so it is either keep it as bitcoins forever or take the risk. I agreed and sent him the bitcoins to his wallet, I was trading using Paypal which I know is risky he came up with some excuse that I needed to have a business account and should have told him I had a personal one, even though I had a business account because his minimum to send to a personal account is $100 or something like that. We kept going back and forth I finally told him to return the bitcoins to me then he played dumb and kept giving the paypal excuse and then said his boss won't allow it and I kept telling him now that we cant trade you also cant return the bitcoins back.. eventually he stopped replaying to anything in the chat and I was forced to close the chat and just reported him and I got an email from paxful that they banned him. I am sharing this for anyone that wish to use bitcoins don't fall for this, it was very dumb but I had no other choice to take my money. So yea here it is.
Thank god it's not a big amount of money. So the best thing i can do is to use escrow and not confirm till he give the card?
 

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Thank god it's not a big amount of money. So the best thing i can do is to use escrow and not confirm till he give the card?

Yes use escrow AT ALL TIMES.

If any seller asks to trade outside never agree you can bet he is looking to scam you. It is against paxful rules too so report him so that he doesnt scam anybody.

I learned that the hard way. Even though I stayed away from bitcoin since then.. it was my first time buying and likely my last.
 

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Yesterday I got scammed for 150€, be careful with that
 
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