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Beware of romeo216: Scammed me $50

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by 15challenger, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. 15challenger

    15challenger Registered Member

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    Romeo216 started this thread: "Make money with me" in November 2010/
    I was new to all this and wanted to make some quick money. I invested $50, a day after he made the thread. I waited for payment on Jan 1st but he didn't pay and wasn't responding to my emails. He came online on skype and I requested him to pay me back and told him that I didn't want to take part in this anymore. He said ok and said he would refund. But he ignored me on skype and he hasn't responded to my pms or emails since 2 months now. Can't even open a Paypal dispute against him. He scammed me $50. I created another skype account and added him. He accepted me and I asked if he was still open for business (same trader business he advertised in thread) and accepting payments? He replied positively and was telling me how/what/when to invest. I then told him that he hasn't paid me yet the money I invested 2 months back. Then and there he ignored me. So he is still trapping people. Please beware. It might not be a big number for others but for me it was. Desperate times, desperate measures. I will now do my research before investing. Anyways, please don't do business with romeo216.
     
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  2. BigBuddy

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    Pm ed him, lets wait for his reply.
     
  3. popcrdom29

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    Sorry to hear that you lost your money. Altough I do deal with a few people here on BHW, I make sure not to do business with them if the service is not approved. There are too many noobs who are coming on here scamming other noobs and veterans as well.

    So the best practice is to not do business with anyone here if the service is not approved. I've been scammed before too and now I'm very cautious.
     
  4. 15challenger

    15challenger Registered Member

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    ^^
    It was a JV thread. It sounded too good to be true but being naive and desperate I invested thinking I might earn and ended up getting scammed. I will be cautious now.
     
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    sorry to hear you got scammed, really is too much about at the moment
     
  6. treason

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    it's kinda sad how he claimed to have xx years experience in the forex biz yet he's asking for money.

    sorry to hear your loss OP.
     
  7. win_bird

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    Sorry to hear that. I got scammed also. So I know that pain. Hope MOD will take an action ASAP.
     
  8. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    ^^^ BigBuddy will, his Robin Hood of BHW
     
  9. extremephp

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    Robin Hood of BHW?

    I would fix that to Rambo of Shitlist.

    Total Destruction (To scammers )

    ~ExP~
     
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  10. romeo216

    romeo216 BANNED BANNED

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    This was a forex venture. As we all know, nothing is guaranteed in investments. I didn't take your $50 and run with it. I didn't make any money so no one was paid. I took a loss of my personal funds as well.
     
  11. extremephp

    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    @15Challenger

    Didnt you read this line in his Post in the thread?

    Being an investor means you are automatically agreeing to that!

    I think, I am with his Romeo, but blocking him from messengers is just SHIT.

    ~ExP~
     
  12. 15challenger

    15challenger Registered Member

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    ^^
    He told me that the original payment will be given back after 1 month of initial investment. He made very clear that he will pay $50 after one month of investment (which was around December 15th) and would then pay monthly. The monthly payment was the reason I agreed to invest. He then said he would make payment on Jan 1st. I waited. He then stopped replying to my pms or offline skype messages. He came online on Jan 11 and I asked him if he would be paying back? He said, he made no profit and everything is back to groud zero. He did say he made no profit but also said that he has the amount in his account which he asked others to invest. He then told me it will take some time to get profits and he would pay on Feb 1st. I wanted my money back so I could started with my micro niche journey so I asked him on Jan 11 to pay me my amount and that I didn't want to take part in this. He said ok and said he would pay back at that moment. He went offline and never came back. He IGNORED me. First he says he would pay on Jan 1st, then Feb 1st and then ignores me off skype. He never told me that he made any loss. He just stopped responding.

    romeo216- Didn't run away with my money? Really? You don't respond to my mails, ignore me off skype and don't pay back. Isn't that running away?

    Also, here is the coversation that happened on skype. I created another id because romeo had ignored my original id:
    He says, that the investors are being paid monthly and he is still accepting investors. After I told him that he never paid me. He ignored this id too.
     
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  13. PitchBlack*

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    It was only a matter of time before this happened. I remember Alot of reputable members warning people from not participating in this. Sorry Op that you lost your money but why would let some random person trade your money in Forex. He could easily just take your money and justify that he lost it, which is believable especially in Forex. I mean how good of a trader can he be, asking for $50 from people on a forum. He used your money to gamble with, simple as that.
     
  14. romeo216

    romeo216 BANNED BANNED

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    Maybe I shouldn't have blocked anyone and I apologize for that. But people must understand rules and investment opportunities.
     
  15. 15challenger

    15challenger Registered Member

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    Pitchblack - I know it was stupid of me to trust him.

    Romeo216 - Before investing you told me two things:

    You will return my investment after 1 month.
    You will then pay monthly.

    You also said you are well experienced and you are guaranteed to make money. You never told me that you made any loss. I came to know about this because of this thread. Is this how you do business? By ignoring everyone who invested? Are you even serious? You also deleted your yahoo group by which you were going to keep everyone updated. You are justifying ignoring me with THAT reason.

    You could have replied to my PMS. You did not, not even one of them. You never updated me with anything. I also told you that I don't want to be a part of this anymore and you said you will refund and then ignored me. Is that how you do business?

    You said the payment will be done on Jan 1st, then said it will be done on Feb 1st. It's Feb 10 and still you haven't paid me. If I had never opened this thread, you would have never responded to me!

    You also openly lie to people (my other skype id) that your investors are being paid monthly. Does lying come under your business rules?
     
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  16. proxygo

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    no offence mate u were quick enough to take the money and state
    payment dates - when thoes payment dates came and went the user
    pmd you for an update - so you blocked him while still seeking other
    payers

    please clarify how that refers 2

    I shouldn't have blocked anyone - But people must understand rules and investment opportunities.

    so investment means when the buyer asks for an update you block them
    never heard of that rule - is that the, i lost your money and wont reply rule ?
     
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  17. Sanitarium

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    I wonder how much he made... at least 20 noobs would jump on this i imagine. But most may be too embarrassed to admit it here.

    Have admins considered something to change the way people open threads like that asking for money?
     
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  18. JesusBack

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    when you said that they were going to get the money back it means that it's not longer an investment gig; you made it into a guarantee putting on the same scale as scammer. If it was an investment you should have said that it's possible that they won't get the money back - (and that is it's a risk to invest) not that people were getting paid monthly etc, etc. Ban recommended.
     
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    Its just a scam in a disguise.
     
  20. coxie

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    I think you should refund the guy, you have ignored him and he is right when he says you shouldn't have treated him like that. If you lost his money and couldn't pay him you should have told him and not ignored him, that just makes you look bad and if you have any decency you will refund him purely on the way you have treated him.