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Last week I posted a WTB for a Casio solar tough watch 2 days later the WTB was answered by a guy that said he had one for sale at 230 bucks these sell for 300 or there abouts. "Alarm Bell number one maybe", I parted with the cash I asked for references he said he has a Wedding photography web site and I went there and had a good look. All looked well and legit. I asked 3 times for any postal details so I could keep an eye on delivery, guess what no reply until the second email with just a one word answer "Yes". Yes what I want to know how it was sent by airmail or surface mail. Surface mail from the US can take up to 8 to 10 weeks where air mail will take up to 14 working days. His name is James Risby and here is his web site. should I wait it out the 14 days and if the watch doesnt arrive lodge a complaint with paypal. I have a bad gut feeling about this watch deal, only the second one in 10 years of doing this and the last gut feeling I had went very bad, lost money watches the whole nine yards.

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Mark

http://www.jamesrisby.ifp3.com/
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His website looks very professional, and his mugshot is there on display, I'd give it a couple of weeks Mark.
You don't have anything to lose if you payed with paypal - so the worst you'll feel is disappointed at the end of it.
Hopefully all will be well!!.
 

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Sometimes the post just plays up, I recently sent a small package a few mile down the road to Stefan, took 10 days to get to him !!!!!! the same day i sent a package the same size to Mike/Polly and it was there the next day and he lives much further away, so.............
 

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"Last week" really wasn't all that long ago Mark. You don't want to get worked up too soon.

Okay, so the guy doesn't have the best communication skills, but I'll bet your watch is flying over the pond right at this moment. ('course it'll prolly sit in customs for a month!)

Fingers firmly crossed for you!
 

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You've been scammed.

The guy is pretending to be the REAL photographer James Risby by using a fake identity/email address.

The scammer is using aliases and email addresses on a bunch of photo/video websites including dpreview, reduser and dvxuser among others. I guess he's moved into watches as well, now?

I know of about 20 people he's tried to scam in the past week. It may be a ring or group of some kind, rather than just one person. In addition to filing a Paypal claim (if that's how you paid), contact the FBI's cyber crime division so we can put the heat on him. I'm out several hundred dollars myself after dealing with one of his other aliases (Ryan Fox), but know of a few guys I spoke to who spent over 1,000 with him on high-end video gear.

Type in "scam artist risby" on google and you'll find a thread with more info.

(some of his email addresses are ryanfoxsells at gmail dot com and instantsellerbusiness at gmail dot com in addition to the risby address. I think he has another new alias called "James Photography" that he's started using as well).

Good luck and hope you're able to get your money back.
 

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Sorry to hear. Nothing worse that both committing to a watch you have been searching for, and sending off you $$$.
I always look at my purchases of second hand watches as a risk... Some hands you get more than you expected and others leave you a little sore. At least you have Paypal up your sleeve.
 

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Jeezus Christ>>

You've been scammed.

The guy is pretending to be the REAL photographer James Risby by using a fake identity/email address.

The scammer is using aliases and email addresses on a bunch of photo/video websites including dpreview, reduser and dvxuser among others. I guess he's moved into watches as well, now?

I know of about 20 people he's tried to scam in the past week. It may be a ring or group of some kind, rather than just one person. In addition to filing a Paypal claim (if that's how you paid), contact the FBI's cyber crime division so we can put the heat on him. I'm out several hundred dollars myself after dealing with one of his other aliases (Ryan Fox), but know of a few guys I spoke to who spent over 1,000 with him on high-end video gear.

Type in "scam artist risby" on google and you'll find a thread with more info.

(some of his email addresses are ryanfoxsells at gmail dot com and instantsellerbusiness at gmail dot com in addition to the risby address. I think he has another new alias called "James Photography" that he's started using as well).

Good luck and hope you're able to get your money back.
My Big mistake was paying for the watch I purchased using the friends and family tag on purchase so my money is gone it wasn't a lot 200 for a Gshock.

Cheers
Mark.
 

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Very sorry to hear that,

Since my post count is under 5 I can't share links.. just google search "reduser scam artist list"

That should link you to a thread where you can contact the moderator of the Reduser forum.

Reduser and Dvxuser are owned by the same company and seem to be planning to take legal action due to the scammer using their forums to attempt to defraud over 30 of their members. So maybe there's still a possibility you can get your money back.

Jason Ramsey, one of the mods at Reduser is collecting info of the victims of the scammer for legal purposes. He's asking anyone that was targeted to contact him through private message so he can give you an email address to fwd your info relating to your experience. If you scroll through the comments in the thread I had you google search for above, you'll find him there.
 

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My Big mistake was paying for the watch I purchased using the friends and family tag on purchase so my money is gone it wasn't a lot 200 for a Gshock.

Cheers
Mark.
Hey Mark :),

very sorry to hear that you've been scammed. No matter what type of payment you've used I'd try to explain it to paypal, maybe it works?
And...if the paypal payment was covered by your CC you can try to get it back via your CC company!?!

Wish you all the best :)

Thorsten
 

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With friends and family I think you can just tell PP the payment was made in error. Since no transaction has occurred as far as they are concerned that should be all the reason they need for a chargeback.


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