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Post Options Post Options   Quote roweraay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2009 at 16:53
Whenever you hear about a scammer in a forum like this, it is like a punch in the solar plexus.
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Yep it hurts, almost 7000 members and one scummy scammer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CKsam2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2009 at 17:00
Originally posted by nigelbrooks nigelbrooks wrote:

I thought about that Richard but just in case it is the scammer (admittedly unlikely but possible), I didn't want to alert him.


The person who was on this forum as Jabba1966 IS the same guy in the Flikr: check his spelling of always

on dyxum

and

on Flikr

Edited by CKsam2 - 03 September 2009 at 17:01
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2009 at 17:04
Originally posted by CKsam2 CKsam2 wrote:

The person who was on this forum as Jabba1966 IS the same guy in the Flikr: check his spelling of always

on dyxum

and

on Flikr

Let's not draw too quick conclusions. I don't think mimicking somebody's style of writing (or rather: spelling) is very troublesome.
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Folks remember that anyone can read these threads, scammer or not, let's not try to alert him.
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It is probably overkill, but, how about restricting posting ads to Sell / Buy equipment to members with x (pick a reasonable number) or more posts? At least it would provide the potential buyer with the posting history and having to write x number of posts before being able to post an ad might ward off scammers.

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Originally posted by nigelbrooks nigelbrooks wrote:

Folks remember that anyone can read these threads, scammer or not, let's not try to alert him.


Folks, if that's the case, then perhaps there has been enough documented to alert the 'real' Dyxum community, and with the various notifications made in this thread regarding Police etc. then perhaps the Moderators might like to think about pulling the thread at some point in the not too distant future? I know it's a balance between alerting the real users and making sure everyone is aware to the problem but if there are legal ramifications then we should be equally cautious.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote kevinbm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2009 at 17:19
Originally posted by MiPr MiPr wrote:

Originally posted by CKsam2 CKsam2 wrote:

The person who was on this forum as Jabba1966 IS the same guy in the Flikr: check his spelling of always

on dyxum

and

on Flikr

Let's not draw too quick conclusions. I don't think mimicking somebody's style of writing (or rather: spelling) is very troublesome.


Well looking back through the posts of Jabba1966 here and comments (claims?) about the kit he is using match with the list on flickr, so if it isn't the same guy he's gone to a lot of trouble to take someones identity as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CKsam2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2009 at 17:20
Agreed. Maybe this thread should be replaced with a locked warning, or something similar.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kevinbm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2009 at 17:23
Originally posted by JeremyT JeremyT wrote:

Giuseppe: I posted this in the A700 thread, but I thought I'd mention it here too in case you didn't see it. If you used a credit card via paypal, your credit card company can probably stop payment.

I've found paypal/ebay to be absolutely useless in fraud cases. I ALWAYS use my credit card with paypal purchases now, since that's what has saved me in the past.


This is where some of the changes that Ebay are making should make things easier for the seller. I recently bought a 50mm 1.4 off Ebay and the guy was a new seller but under the new rules Ebay/Paypal will not release the funds to the seller until positive feedback is given. I'm not sure how effective it will be against seasoned scammers who probably also get false positive feedback to up their credibility but it is a step in the right direction.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Swiftyspix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2009 at 17:24
I checked jabba1966 as well, he is an active poster on flicker (Sept 2, 09) and looks to be a good photog. Not a normal profile for a scammer to leave such an obvious trail.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CKsam2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2009 at 17:34
Simplest explanation, etc etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote badlydrawnroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 September 2009 at 17:42
The dyxum and Flikr guys just have to be the same person. The agressive tone and poor English and spelling are dead giveaways.

" Not a normal profile for a scammer to leave such an obvious trail."

I'm betting this is an uneducated cocky 'oik' (note the "ha ha ha" in the empty box) who thinks he is 'untouchable' Has he just scammed overseas members ?

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