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Scammer Update: Thomas Barger

This is just a little bit odd, isn’t it?  Same webpage, same content, same web host server, same photo, but different name/email/phone numbers!

This guy is just barely trying.  He has not one but two sites with the same content stolen from Stephane’s WorldlyWatches.com:

Thomas-Watches.com

Thomas-Watches.com

Vintages-Watches.com

Vintages-Watches.com

Barger-Jewelry.com - note the same phone #'s

Barger-Jewelry.com - note the same phone #'s

The same person(s) also apparently trade on eBay under the name “tkbarger.”  A noteable curiosity in the feedback profile for tkbarger is that despite a high volume of high-dollar watch purchases with uniformly (until recently at least) glowing feedbacks that conspicuously seem to go out of the way to explicitly describe a high-dollar watch purchase, tkbarger seems to seldom to never leave feedback for buyers.  Of course, this tends to encourage speculation that the previous feedbacks are shills staged to entice big fish buyers.  And that recent exception to the glowing praise cried out, “SCAM!” = not good.

At present that username has some $77k in watches listed on eBay.  Ouch:

tkBarger's eBay listings.  Ouch.

tkBarger's eBay listings. Ouch.

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  1. Au Kin Ho says

    I’m a buyer in Hong Kong & is fished by “tkbarger”. What should I do ?

  2. Greg Gimelstein says

    I am getting together a case against this guy – you can contact me directly at overseasmerchant@fuse.net. Thus far, FBI and InterPol are being involved.

  3. Dean Dowson says

    Supposely purchased a Franck Muller Tourbillon from this site for a friend. Wired money to an account in Fontatn, CA. Item was supposedly coming from the Netherlands. Had tracking and everything. Received package today with a book in it. Would love torture this individual or group and will offer any assistance in pursuing them

  4. Dean Dowson says

    Account infor on above item is Fontana, CA. Sorry

  5. R says

    HELLO ALL. THIS GUY TRADED UNDER SEVERAL NAMES…AND HE HAS SEVERAL WEBSITES AS WELL. I WIRED TO HIM 25K LAST YEAR, AND GOT A PLUG ADAPTER FROM CANADA INSTEAD OF THE ROLEX I PAID FOR. NICE. ANOTHER GUY A PORNO VIDEO INSTEAD OF A PATEK. FUNNY. ANYWAY, I SPEND SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS AND I KNOW WHO HE IS, AND WHERE IS OPERATING FROM. AS I TOLD HIM, 25K ARE TOO MUCH TO LOOSE THEM LIKE TO. WILL SOON MEET MY FRIEND. SO, LET ME KNOW HOW MUCH HE STOLE FROM ANY OF YOU AND WILL TRY TO MAKE HIM SPIT IT OUT.

  6. Greg Gimelstein says

    He stole $10130 from us, for a Ulysse Nardin 18k Blue Seal. I am getting close as well – email me at overseasmerchant@fuse.net and we can exchange info.

  7. Au Kin Ho says

    I paid him US$18,000 for a patek 5130 world time.

  8. RANDY WHITE says

    I lost a lot of money to tkbarger on ebay. I have contacted the FBI and have been informed that they will ONLY get involved if enough people scammed by tkbarger report the crime. At http://www.ic3.gov is an online form to report this internet fraud to the fbi.

  9. Lenain says

    I Paid him $10 000 for an Omega… :(
    I’m not living in US and not speak very good english..
    Who i could contact ?

  10. J Guerra says

    I purchased a $7,080 Franck Muller on eBay but never received the watch. Reported the incident to Paypal with no positive outcome.