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Missing Trackables from NY/NJ rescued for now.


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That's interesting that they knew enough to coverup the tracking numbers in the pictures so they obviously know what they are. Do you have any idea what they are planning to do with them now?

Hopefully they'll put them back in circulation.

 

UMmmm ... yes ... undoubtedly the wolves will return the sheep to the pen for safe keeping ... :blink:

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/190895478895?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649.... this link is an auction on the e-place for 7 trackables that were taken from NY & NJ and placed up for sale. We were able to contact the owner of the TB and the auction was stopped. Don't know if anyone might recognize the coins but at least they won't be sold on the e-place today.

 

Wow! That was awesome that you saw that and contacted the TB owner, who had the auction stopped! For some reason, it wouldn't have dawned on me that these might be stolen. As naive as I am, I am always amazed that these things happen.

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Great job in finding and stopping this!

 

I am curious how you knew these were not the property of the seller?

Obviously the listing for “new coins” and the pictures are wrong. What other clues can you share for the rest of us to be on the look out for?

Was this someone how is naive about the game?

Do you think this was malicious?

 

The reasons I am pondering these questions; I buy a lot of my coin off the auction site, and I do not want to promote any thief. In the past I have bought 2 coins that was not the property of the seller, and when I tried to activate them, it lead me to the real owners. I sent the coins back to the owners and filed complaints with PayPal, and got my money back. Both times I was told by the sellers that they had found the coins, and thought they were theirs to do with what they wanted. Again it is the fine line between outright theft, naïve players and muggles. But the fact of how they listed these on the auction site makes me wonder.

 

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Really? One of the coins has a tag that says I am a traveling coin, please don't keep me. I guess you could argue that they weren't keeping the coin. Maybe our tags should read, "Please don't put me up for sale on Ebay."

 

They clearly understand the game since they purposely hid the tracking numbers. There's not much worse than a common thief.mad.gif

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Great job in finding and stopping this!

 

I am curious how you knew these were not the property of the seller?

Obviously the listing for “new coins” and the pictures are wrong. What other clues can you share for the rest of us to be on the look out for?

Was this someone how is naive about the game?

Do you think this was malicious?

 

The reasons I am pondering these questions; I buy a lot of my coin off the auction site, and I do not want to promote any thief. In the past I have bought 2 coins that was not the property of the seller, and when I tried to activate them, it lead me to the real owners. I sent the coins back to the owners and filed complaints with PayPal, and got my money back. Both times I was told by the sellers that they had found the coins, and thought they were theirs to do with what they wanted. Again it is the fine line between outright theft, naïve players and muggles. But the fact of how they listed these on the auction site makes me wonder.

 

Colorado Bear

 

2 clues... "My son found all of them in ny and nj and want to send them away some are rare", and some have 'mission tags' attached

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That's interesting that they knew enough to coverup the tracking numbers in the pictures so they obviously know what they are. Do you have any idea what they are planning to do with them now?

Hopefully they'll put them back in circulation.

 

UMmmm ... yes ... undoubtedly the wolves will return the sheep to the pen for safe keeping ... :blink:

I did say "hopefully".

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Great job in finding and stopping this!

 

I am curious how you knew these were not the property of the seller?

Obviously the listing for “new coins” and the pictures are wrong. What other clues can you share for the rest of us to be on the look out for?

Was this someone how is naive about the game?

Do you think this was malicious?

 

The reasons I am pondering these questions; I buy a lot of my coin off the auction site, and I do not want to promote any thief. In the past I have bought 2 coins that was not the property of the seller, and when I tried to activate them, it lead me to the real owners. I sent the coins back to the owners and filed complaints with PayPal, and got my money back. Both times I was told by the sellers that they had found the coins, and thought they were theirs to do with what they wanted. Again it is the fine line between outright theft, naïve players and muggles. But the fact of how they listed these on the auction site makes me wonder.

 

Colorado Bear

 

2 clues... "My son found all of them in ny and nj and want to send them away some are rare", and some have 'mission tags' attached

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Anytime we are considering buying a "lot" of activated coins, we ask for the public tracking numbers (TBXXXXX) to be sure that they are all owned by the same person. We had another similar experience about 6 months ago when we received a "lot" that we purchased without doing our homework and three of the ten coins in the group were owned by different individuals. I contacted the owners and was able to get their coins back in their hands and was lucky enough to be surprised with some unactivated coins in the mail after they received their coins.The two things that really tipped me of was that several coins had missions in the flips and the description stated that they had been "found" in NY/NJ. We lost our first trackable that was released and that really sucked, so we try to do what we can to reunite lost coins with their owners.

 

All of that being said, we would like to think that all involved were "newbies" and have now been educated on trackables and their handling.

 

Happy Coining/Caching.

 

Mark & Julie Robinson

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