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Hey Everyone,

 

Earlier today I saw Sage Draven gating to a fell castle they were selling.

 

I contact them on ICQ : 641977248 (also advertising : 585179661) and had the following conversation:

 

I'm usually very cautious but this time i took a risk, very stupid of me i know but still. Watch out for this guy.

 

 

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Sage 20:50 You added Sage

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Sage 20:51

Hello

Vortex 20:51

Hey

Sage 20:51

Its me sage

Vortex 20:51

awesome

so, your selling it all?

Sage 20:51

Yeah im quitting, selling for cash tho. i cant say that in game cause its bannable

I also have 700 mil to go with my account

Vortex 20:52

ahh i was gonna ask how much gold

Sage 20:52

Not interested in a cash deal at all?

Im selling way cheap, just cause I dont have time for Uo anymore

Vortex 20:52

yeah i am, i meant how much gold came with it

what sort of items are thre on the account?

Sage 20:52

ahh ok. Well its 700+, like 730ish and change

Sage 20:53

Well are you interested in the whole package?

Vortex 20:53

yup

everything

Sage 20:53

What im selling is my castle, all my gold, and its actually two accounts. My main acct that im on is 11 years old (no rewards sorry)

and a newb acct that holds the castle

Vortex 20:53

sweet

Sage 20:53

my main acct has a tamer, 7x mule, warrior, plus all those skills on soulstones

all the full soulstones work too, all bound my acct

Vortex 20:54

ahh

cool

mule, thats one thing i dont actually have

Sage 20:54

far as items go. nothing super duper rare, i sold most of that stuff.

Vortex 20:54

well not a very good one anyway hehe

Sage 20:54

well i actually have every mule skill Gmd or 120'd and either on the char or on a soulstone

talking imbuing, blacksmithing, tailoring, carp, tinker, mining, fishing, cooking

Vortex 20:54

alot of tiem gone into it obviously, shame to see you leaving!

Sage 20:55

yeah i started uo when i was in my early 20s, now im in my mid 30s

just dont have time for it anymore

Im selling everything real cheap so i hope someone will buy it because of the price

Vortex 20:55

you got a price in mind?

Sage 20:55

cause im deffinetly taking a loss

Sage 20:56

Well the gold i was figuring for .25 a mil, which is 50% off the going rate so, thats like 175. Castle goes for a couple hundred

plus all the items inside

was thihinkin 300-400 for everything

Accounts worth something but...i have no idea on the value.

I was just going to throw it in for free

Vortex 20:56

accounts hard to sell now

Sage 20:57

yeah for sure

but my accont is pretty good

The char im on now is a 120 mage, necro hider stealther

great for spawns and pvm'ing

or IDOC house hunting

Vortex 20:57

yeah

Sage 20:57

But im lookin for 400 bucks or so, but id be willing to negociate....if you want to throw me a offer

Vortex 20:58

cool, ill have a think, how would we trade?

Sage 20:59

Do you use paypal?

Vortex 20:59

yeah i do

Sage 20:59

I have a premium verified business account

so im looking for a paypal payment in full

Then after that we can do the deal in a variety of ways

Vortex 20:59

Just a little cautious over paying upfront for things atm, got burnt a few times lol

Sage 20:59

Ive considered some people might not like just taking control of my account, so ican transfer the house to a different account of your choosing

Sage 21:00

then transfer all the gold 100m at a time via a vendor.

Well im not a unreasonable guy so if you are serious about buying im sure we can work out something to make us both feel comfortable

Ideally id just like to be paid and give you the account infos and let you take control of them but

Sage 21:01

If youd like me to xfer things over, i can do that too.

Not lookin to cause anyone any trouble. I just dont have time for UO and need to move on with my life.

Vortex 21:01

Yeah i can understand that

Vortex 21:03

lemme have a think

Sage 21:03

But before we get into any of that, if you are serious about buying (ive had people blowing smoke up my butt all day) we have to haggle out a price that we are both comfortable with

Vortex 21:03

yeah im deff interested

Sage 21:03

great

Vortex 21:03

whats your best price?

Vortex 21:04

and where is the castle?

Sage 21:04

Well my best price is low as it is cause my gold is worth 200-300 bucks by itself, so im giving that at a 50% discount

Sage 21:05

so either way you look at it, you are getting a castle for full price, and gold for free. or the gold for full price, and the castle for free

i know im taking a loss but, that's the way it is sometimes.

Sage 21:06

The castle is near trinsic btw

as you could see, its on the water. its a pretty nice spot

Vortex 21:07

lemme work out my money

need to see if ive got enough to hand

lol

Sage 21:07

My best price would prolly be $325

which is way way less than the whole package is worth

Sage 21:08

You want me to bring your newb back to the castle so you can wander around?

Vortex 21:08

na its ok just wanted to know where it was

Vortex 21:09

did you ever post on stratics etc?, just big worried about handing over $325 to someoen i dont know haha

Sage 21:09

Not really, mostly kept to myself

Sage 21:10

used to do a bit of rares trading in game, but sold almost all of those except the few nice wearables i still have

If you are a old time player then you might appreciate em

Vortex 21:10

i am, 11 years or so

Sage 21:10

I have a A cape of exceptional quality (blessed)

Vortex 21:10

ahh very nice

Sage 21:10

and, a kilt, and a body sash

all comes included. couldnt stand to sell em ;-p

had em for years

Vortex 21:10

haha

im like that with some of my stuff

Sage 21:11

Id be more comfrtable selling to a veteran anyway

You can look up my ebay info if you want, i have 100% positive feedback

just bought a fly-wheel for the clutch on my car last week for 220 bucks or so. got positive feedback for that

Vortex 21:12

hehe, so tempted, just worried about the paying upfront for UO stuff thing

lol

Sage 21:13

as one Uo vet to another...im honestly and sincerely not trying to cause you any trouble at all

Just trying to sell my stuff

Vortex 21:13

lets do it...325?

Sage 21:13

Yep

my paypal is disaster1010@gmail.com

Vortex 21:15

sending now from *********

Sage 21:15

Great let me know when its sent so i can look it up

Sage 21:18

Did you send it

Vortex 21:18

paypal being stupid in chrome just doing it in firefox

Sage 21:19

yeah firefox is what i use too

never tried chrome

Vortex 21:20

need to reset password, what happened to the send without being logged in option?

Sage 21:20

I really dunno how any of that stuff works

Sage 21:21

Should be able to just get it sent to your email?

Vortex 21:22

sent

Sage 21:22

did you get it figured out

Vortex 21:22

yup

Sage 21:23

great give me a min to log into my account

Vortex 21:23

oki

Sage 21:25

ok

Its there, thanks tom

So how do you want to do the trade

Vortex 21:25

accounts are fine

Sage 21:25

Do you want me to xfer over the castle to you or

do you just want to take control of my accts

Vortex 21:25

accounts will be fine

Sage 21:26

ok thats easier for me too

give me a couple mins to take my personal info and credit card info off my acct

Vortex 21:26

sure

Sage 21:26

and change the PW's

you want me to change the Pw to something for you or

should i jus tmake it like 1234, and youll change it later

Vortex 21:26

anythings fine ill go in and change after

Sage 21:26

ok

Sage 21:27

This is cool thanks for making it so easy on me

Vortex 21:27

no worries

Sage 21:27

gonna go change the infos now

Vortex 21:27

oki

Sage 21:28

woah have you been to ultima-registration.com lately

the page is all changed

Sage 21:29

its asking me to sign up for a mythic 'master account'?

Vortex 21:29

ahh yeah lol

they changed it

Sage 21:29

very odd huh

Vortex 21:29

im not a fan of it lol

your lucky to get away from it lol

Sage 21:29

no i tried to sign in with my info and it says i need a master account lol.

Sage 21:30

give me a min to figure this master acct stuff out

Vortex 21:30

sure, you just have to link teh accounts to a master account

Sage 21:30

ahh so you are familiar with this

good maybe you can talk me through it

its all new to me

Vortex 21:30

it might be easier if i just link the 2 accoutns to my account

Vortex 21:31

and i can take the details off for you

Sage 21:31

yeah i use the same password for everything like my bank accounts and stuff

Vortex 21:31

ah right lol

Sage 21:32

im figuring it out

Vortex 21:32

trying to think of best way

lol

Sage 21:32

got to go verify my email for the master account

Vortex 21:32

yeah

Sage 21:32

lol, why would they change the system like this

i guess im quitting at a good time

Vortex 21:34

yeah haha, i guess you'll need to create a master account, link the 2 accounts into the master, then give me all 3 sets of details to log in and change email and password lol

Sage 21:35

wow thats like super complicated

im waiting for the email from mythic to show up at my email so i can confirm my address

Vortex 21:35

oki

Sage 21:35

should get here any second

Vortex 21:35

so what lead you to quit anyway?

just time?

Sage 21:36

yeah no time really

Vortex 21:36

always hate old vets leaving

Sage 21:36

today is the first day i was able to log in, for a while

ya we are a dying breed

Vortex 21:36

better to get something for the stuff though, i made the mistake last time i left to just leave stuff

came back and everything had fallen down

lol

Sage 21:37

ohhhhh i hate that, happened to me years ago after i left for a bit when they put in trammel

sec let me refresh my email

Vortex 21:37

kk

Sage 21:39

ok there it is

now ihave the mythic account confirmed

now i have to go back and log in and link the accounts

Vortex 21:39

yeah when you link the accounts

Sage 21:39

lol im sorry but this is very silly

Vortex 21:39

it took me ages to figure out

the username is username_uo

always with _uo on the end

Sage 21:39

_uo

Sage 21:40

ok

let me take a look at this thing

Vortex 21:40

lol oki

then to change the password on the individual accounts you have to link them, then go back to subscriptions, then click the subscription for that account and then click change password

Sage 21:41

jeez lol

ok im glad you are helping me

id be sitting here for an hour trying to figure it out

Vortex 21:41

lol

Sage 21:43

I think i have it figured out

just wanna test to make sure everything went through

Vortex 21:43

oki cool

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Vortex 21:51

umm?

 

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I then emailed with no responce

 

I opened a dispute on paypal which they promptly escalated.

 

I've attached a screenshot of the castle it is to the North of Trinsic - Although i beleive they also own one to the south (A name with Draven name in it there)

 

There are 2 icq numbers on the castle, the one i was speaking on and also 585179661

 

The email address used was disaster1010@gmail.com they also had cubsfan2002@gmail.com as their contact email on ICQ.

 

Their full name is <removed>

 

I tracked down this post on a different forum, if anyone has an account please post letting people know it is a scam

 

MoD Edit: Sorry this link had to be removed.. if anyone wants to know what the link was ask Vortex privitly

 

If anyone has any further information, other chars they play etc please post it here.

 

Hope lots of info comes out about this theif and he can't do the same to others.

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Just to update on this.

 

After various messages sent to <name removed> i received an ICQ saying refund issued.

 

This showed as pending untill today when i received an email saying:

 

"An eCheck payment from <name removed> was declined by the sender's bank. We will automatically try to process this payment again in 3 working days. It then usually takes 3-5 days for the money to be deposited into your account. Please do not ship items until you receive payment."

 

The resolution centre is now showing the complaint as in my favour too.

 

The refund is still showing as pending.

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Just to update on this.

 

After various messages sent to <name removed> i received an ICQ saying refund issued.

 

This showed as pending untill today when i received an email saying:

 

"An eCheck payment from <name removed> was declined by the sender's bank. We will automatically try to process this payment again in 3 working days. It then usually takes 3-5 days for the money to be deposited into your account. Please do not ship items until you receive payment."

 

The resolution centre is now showing the complaint as in my favour too.

 

The refund is still showing as pending.

 

Excellent!!

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Guys, this person is always "selling" that castle. It appears like two or three people are involved in this. They are 100% scammer. They claim to use a broker but none that are well known like Nabin or Supsoc. Do NOT send this person paypal as gift. He takes the money and runs. Since its a "gift" there is nothing you can do really, unless your banking or credit card will reverse the payment.

 

 

This is on Atlantic, northeast of trinsic, right below the swamps.

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May I ask why? If the guy is a confirmed scammer, let his info be known?

 

Because we aren't lawyers, and we don't have the capability to actually confirm what is still hearsay when it comes to a 'confirmed' scammer - posting RL information leaves people open to all sorts of legal issues, especially if the 'confirmation' is incorrect.

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Perhaps the admins/owners would be willing to update the ToS that when sufficient evidence is supplied (deemed sufficient by admins) personal information on accused scammers can be shared publicly.

 

Some of these scammer stories make me (almost literally) sick to my stomach.  There should be no protection for them.

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Perhaps the admins/owners would be willing to update the ToS that when sufficient evidence is supplied (deemed sufficient by admins) personal information on accused scammers can be shared publicly.

 

Some of these scammer stories make me (almost literally) sick to my stomach.  There should be no protection for them.

 

Simply put, unless someone is willing to provide video, with audio, and (at minimum) a certified or notarized letter from a verifiable legal professional, then the likelihood of ever being able to make such a post, on this particular forum, is pretty much nil.  If the fear of scammers is that great, the simplest answer is to not trade.  Other options include dealing only with people that are trusted traders - Kahlan, one of the admins here, is such a person, for example.

 

Beyond that, there's no real reason to ask for more.  If you're trading for massive amounts of gold, cover your butt.  If you're doing RMT, then no sympathy will be offered - it's against the ToS of Mythic/UO.

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