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Learn From My Mistake!

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by rhino2020, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. rhino2020

    rhino2020 Junior Member

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    Do not do any selling partnerships with anyone online! I did this back in feb and was contacted by the local police yesterday that I need to come in for questioning. The items I was selling were stolen from warehouses or bought with stolen credit cards. I have enough proof to prove myself innocent but it could have been much worse the investigator told me. If I had gone over $10k in personal gain I would have the fbi and secret service all over me. Just don't do it, as alluring as the deal maybe DON"T DO IT! Hope I can help someone.

    I wasn't aware they were stolen. I have emails of me asking if they was stolen and I was told they was legit items.
     
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  2. KraftyKyle

    KraftyKyle Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    moral of the story: don't sell stolen goods.

    OK I got it!
     
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  3. murasaki

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    Thanks for the info. all of us here want to have money but it's better if that money or the business you want to make is from legit supplier.
     
  4. eBayMafia

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    Were you doing business with someone through this forum?
     
  5. nonin

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    just provide all the possible technical details to law enforcers as well you should find a lawyer asap
     
  6. Shah_G

    Shah_G Junior Member

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    how did the cops even find out you were selling stolen goods?
    Where were you selling them?
     
  7. catchme

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    No! Don't eat stolen food. It is poisoned by sin!
     
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  8. ajstyles89

    ajstyles89 Newbie

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    Woah, it's like a wake up call for everyone of us here trying make quick bucks. Thanks for the warning still!
     
  9. babypowder

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    that's crazy. hope it all works out, get a lawyer if needed like posted above
     
  10. rhino2020

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    It was not with a member on this forum. I was offered 10% of the sales so it didn't throw up flags as a too good to be true type deal. I thankfully have copies of where I sent them the money and where I had asked are these stolen and I was told no by the person. I was selling on ebay. I'm not a suspect or been have been charged with anything so I haven't gotten a lawyer as of yet. I have gave all the information I have on the people. I was told I should be cleared of any wrong doing over the next couple week's to months depending on how long the investigation takes. The inspector is a good friend of mine and he said the likely hood of me going to prison is slim to none. BUT if a few circumstances had been different I could be looking at prison time. If I had passed 10k in personal gains the fbi and secret service would be investigating me instead of county sheriff departments. I actually lost money in the deal. My advice would be don't do business partnerships online with anyone but if you do print out copies of everything!
     
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    hope will never happen again to another member in here
     
  12. budfeedsmyfamily

    budfeedsmyfamily Newbie

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    interesting to know its 10,000 and up
     
  13. wholesalereplica

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    hey rhino

    re your last post your advice is dont do business with anyone online??? you have had a wake up call but that does not mean every single person is selling stolen goods, in fact its likely the majority are not. do a major check on anyone you are dealing with online yes but never do any business?

    my 2p worth
     
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    thanks for the info too. I would like to know if 10 000 apply to all states in USA
     
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    positivenote Regular Member

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    Rhino hpw can i get in contact with the supplier i'd like to help the cops finish the investigation :D smh jp
     
  16. rhino2020

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    I wouldn't deal in replicas either. I don't want any part in it. It's different when your talking about it on a forum than sitting in a room being questioned by 3 big deputies.
     
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    sorry but i have to ask .....

    the deal sounded to good to be true and you actually lost money in it ????
    sounds just a little strange ?
     
  18. rhino2020

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    The deal DIDN"T sound to good to be true that's why I took part in it. I lost money because I sold so much ebay limited my account. They wanted invoices, when I asked the guy for them he cut off all contact and disappeared. So i had 20 or 30 customers that didn't get their items and I had $20k froze in my paypal account. I used that to refund the buyers and had to come out of pocket some because the 20k wasn't enough.
     
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  19. xeninc

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    haha. amen. been there, except it was two in the room and one outside the door incase ya run. ;p
     
  20. chrisnkay

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    That is some scary stuff. I try to stick to working with people that I know. You have to be careful these days.