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    Posted: 12 March 2013 at 12:41
"An open warning to our members"

Around four weeks ago we suspended a newly-registered member - Sonya580 - for soliciting donations of equipment.

This is something that we do not allow; however we suspected that this person was one John Humphries of Epsom, Surrey, England who, when registered as 'Jabba1966' pulled the same 'impoverished student' fraud and subsequently defrauded a Dyxum member in Italy by taking money and then shipping an empty box with a derisive message in it.

We do not publish suspensions as a rule but in this case we making an exception.

The same person has also registered in the past as 'Sonya300' and 'oldcodger'.

We are taking action to prevent his return in any guise but we ask you to be vigilant when buying equipment as he has 'threatened' to return.

This person - with his multiple aliases - has been the perpetrator of, to our knowledge, one of only two fraudulent transactions conducted on Dyxum.

Please be assured that we will maintain our vigilance, we ask you to do the same by being equally vigilant and following the simple guidelines here at a minimum.

Thousands of transactions go smoothly to the benefit of both buyer and seller. This may appear an overreaction to one fraudster but it is our remit to let you know.

Thanks.      

Edited by nigelbrooks - 14 March 2013 at 14:55
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2013 at 13:12
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2013 at 13:23
Thanks Nigel.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2013 at 13:26
Yes, thanks Nigel. Reading up on the history of this and other cases he's been linked to it's quite discomforting how brazen one can be and still dodge 'the law'.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2013 at 13:38
Much obliged for the warning, Nigel!
Sadly, days are such that one should always be alert when dealing over the internet.
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Thanks for the warning. Could you ban his IP address? Would that work?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2013 at 14:15
Good work folks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2013 at 14:41
Originally posted by gwevans gwevans wrote:

Thanks for the warning. Could you ban his IP address? Would that work?


I think it depends on your internet provider, not everyone has a static IP address and even then that doesn't stop people using proxies to hide their true IP address
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2013 at 14:56
Originally posted by godsakes godsakes wrote:

Originally posted by gwevans gwevans wrote:

Thanks for the warning. Could you ban his IP address? Would that work?


I think it depends on your internet provider, not everyone has a static IP address and even then that doesn't stop people using proxies to hide their true IP address


Got it in one, you can do little to block proxies, static IPs are a different matter.

The sad part is that the guy is quite a talented photographer and takes some wonderful architectural and landscape shots.

He could have contributed a lot to the life of these forums if he wasn't a crook!
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