Hello team/community, this story is almost over 3 weeks old and I can't believe I was so blind and naive to fall for it. I got inspired by some threads (@polwest had some of them) here on the forum regarding youtube and the opportunities to make money there. I ended up buying an account from @polwest for 300 dollars (btw that's not the amount he stated in the first post of the thread) for a 2008 monetized account. I paid the amount via Paypal (family and friends option - that's what he demanded). Sales thread: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/monetized-aged-pva-youtube-accounts.1037588/ What I got was an account from 2010 but since monetization was enabled, I was happy. I left the account alone for some days because I tested uploading specific videos on my personal accounts. Then I tried to login again and recognized the password was changed 23hrs ago and the recovery email was not the one he gave me (besides that I never received a password for the recovery email - warning sign I ignored). FYI I didn't change the credentials of the account because I thought that wasn't necessary (except these would be in fact cracked accounts). I was blind and naive, yes. He replied via Skype that he would send me another account but then.. nothing happened. after several days I reminded him again and he had another excuse why he couldn't send me the new account. I was patient and then finally he gave me the credentials. I changed the password and thought everything was fine but I was wrong. Youtube notified me the same day(!) that the account was no longer monetized. The conversation wasn't friendly afterwards. End of story: I don't know what to expect now. I would love to get my $300 back since this is a lot of money. But if my story can at least be a warning for all those people (like me) who want to buy an account from him, I'd be happy, too. Below is our conversation.