Alibaba scammer uses bitcoin P2P to sell video cards

Alibaba scammer uses bitcoin P2P to sell video cards

A customer on the Alibaba platform fell into the networks of a scammer who offered to sell video cards at an alleged discount. In an advertisement he indicated that he could sell 20 plates for a very suspect price.

The sale in question involved 20 RTX 3090 X4 Ichill video cards, which were said to cost BRL 18,000 in the fraudulent offer.

However, just one video card should cost the same as the lot. Without suspecting it, the platform customer and her husband completed the purchase of the item and made payment in two PIX in April 2021.

When she complained that the plates had not arrived at her residence, she was told she would have to pay more fees, freight and taxes. Even after everything was paid for, she waited a year and did not receive the equipment.

Bitcoin P2P Named As Alibaba Scam In Court For Fraud Victim

Because the products did not arrive, the purchaser of the video cards remembered that when paying with PIX, she had access to some information about the person who received the transaction.

The man, captain of the Amazonas military police, has been selling bitcoin on P2P since 2019 and was eventually taken to court as a possible scammer of Alibaba.

Last Friday (27/1) an audience heard both parts of the process seeking further explanation.

In its defense, P2P only said it was approached by a “Daniel” who wanted to buy bitcoin. For example, he sent money to the bitcoin seller via PIX and received his share of digital currency in their wallet.

“He argued that he has been trading bitcoin since 2019 and that in April 2021 he was contacted by a person identifying himself as “Daniel” who said he was interested in buying cryptocurrencies, who inquired about values, payment methods and, on that occasion, the suspect provided him with his bank details. So he denies that the amount received comes from the sale of computer equipment and claims that he never suspected that it was used by scammers to commit unauthorized acts.”

P2P has not asked the scammer for any data and will have to bear the loss

Even defending itself and saying that it was also a victim of the Alibaba scammer, the bitcoin P2P failed to convince the judge.

This is because the judge in Goiânia (GO), Vanderlei Caires Pinheiro, stated that the bitcoin seller did not record the details of the scammer. That is, he carried out a transaction without confirming the identity of the person with whom he was negotiating, with mutual guilt between the parties.

“Therefore, I believe that both parties contributed to the harmful event, i.e. the plaintiff, because they trusted an advertisement that offered a product for a value not exceeding seven percent of the market value, in addition to the fact that they had no suspicion of the amounts later requested. The accused, on the other hand, sold cryptocurrencies without confirming the identity of the buyer, who only said that the deposits were made by his wife, i.e. with money from a third-party account, which did not belong to the buyer. “

For example, the bitcoin P2P will have to pay BRL 26,728.13, but with a 50% discount due to the mutual debt. The amount must be corrected by at least 1% per month since the coup in April 2021. The judge gave 10 days to pay the debt, under penalty of increasing the amount by 10%.

In the end, the judge rejected the claim for moral damages, somewhat alleviating the debt of the bitcoin P2P.

Judge sends bitcoin P2P to pay woman who falls into scam by website Alibaba
Judge sends bitcoin P2P to pay woman who fell into scam by website Alibaba. Reproduction: Extract from the process Livecoins accessed.

Source: Live Coins