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    Help needed, scammer in cornerbrook nl

    Hello, I am reaching out to the hockey card collecting community in Newfoundland and Cornerbrook specifically, seeking help on catching a person who scammed me out of quite a bit of money on July 17th of this year. The card pictured is the exact card I bought but never received, along with a screenshot of the ad where he relisted the card after he had my money in an attempt to resell my card. Here is the breakdown of the story:

    I am a residence of Nova Scotia but frequently check kijiji listings across the country and I happened across a nice looking Bobby Hull 1958 Topps RC in Cornerbrook NL. I contacted the seller and made him an offer which he accepted and I sent him the money via e-transfer since he did not have paypal (which I will never do again). He told me had lived in Lower Sackville NS a few years back but now works in Newfoundland. He operated under the name of Leroy Curnew though I don't not believe that it is his real name, which I will get to later. He accepted the money and told me he would mail it to me that coming Monday, which he never did. I tried contacting him multiple times to which he never responded. I then reached out for help from a fellow member of a hockey card forum who happened to live in Newfoundland. Although he is not 100% sure, he believes the man who scammed me is named Keith Bennett. A few weeks after this happened, the seller relisted the card and I took a screenshot of the ad. If you purchased the card, please contact me. I am not looking for you to send me the card or for money, but I would like for you to be able to help me identify the man that sold it to you. Also if anyone in the area can help me with reaching the police or authorities it would greatly appreciated. Although it's hard to tell in the second picture, here is some information about the ad:

    AD ID: 1189532318
    Date Listed: Aug 11, 2016
    Address Used: Lower Sackville, B4C 1V4
    Was also selling a 1958 Gordie Howe from the same set in the ad

    On another note, a few weeks earlier than that, a man was also trying to sell a Bobby Orr RC also in Cornerbrook. It turns out that the seller had cropped an image from ebay and tried to pass it off as his own. When I asked for more pictures he sent me ones of a reprint card which is worth about a dollar. I didn't purchase the card and I'm not sure if it is the same seller as the one who scammed me, but I do know that someone in Cornerbrook is scamming people out of their money and I'd like to raise awareness to it and help others avoid my losing money. Here is the link on another hockey card forum which helped bring the Bobby Orr scam to light:

    I have emails and pictures to help validate my story if anyone needs proof. Please contact me if you can help me in anyway, and thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and helping me in anyway.

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    About 12 years ago, the biggest scammer living in Lower Sackville was John Mosher and at that time he was using the last name Baker. He used to frequent the newgroups and Beckett but likely hasn't been able to pull off as many scams with the great sites we have today like SCF. I had heard that he still resurfaces from time to time and he has used many different names, so perhaps you are another one of his many victims.
    Last edited by piper1; 09-02-2016 at 04:22 PM.
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    Hi piper1, thanks for the help, I'll pass that name on to my guy in Cornerbrook and see if anyone around there knows a guy by that name. It may very well be him, thank you sincerely.

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    Last Christmas i got scammed too, out of $400 from a guy in New Brunswick. I also sent the money via E-Transfer. After a few weeks of not getting my items i contacted him. At first he replied to me but then stopped communicating absolutely. I kept all of our conversations right from the start & called the Police. The fact that i kept everything,all conversations & the E-Transfer of funds, him accepting the funds worked well in my favor. It turns out the guy had ripped off many other people as well & my phone call to the Authorities set the Ball in motion. The Scammer, as of early springtime is now sitting in jail for 3 years. I am still choked that i am without the items i purchased but he is where he belongs.
    If i were you i would do the same thing & report this to Police. You E-Transfered the money to his account so they can trace where it went & who has access to it. It is virtually impossible these days to open a bank account in a name other than your own. They should be able to trace it right back to him. Just my 2 cents worth...

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    Wow I'm sorry to hear that. PM sent, thanks for the post

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