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Overmann

Posted Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:49 am

Hi,
I just read about Sande's experience "buying" a CDTV keyboard on Amibay and was wondering if it might be a good idea to have a pinned thread with info on users/user-accounts that have stolen from people? It might be in poor taste, I'm not sure. But if there is no doubt that someone took money, in bad faith, then their handles and info should be available, and easily accessible somewhere.
I bought a Blizzard PPC years ago, from Portugal, and that was a pure scam. The seller kept sending me e-mails after recieving the money with excuses as to why he hadn't posted the item, until a couple of months later telling me that he had unfortunately sold it to someone else. He said he would refund, but had to do it in several smaller amounts. However, he never did, and when I began asking when he was going to he got increasingly hostile until finally telling me to "f*** myself". Which I though was uncalled for, considering the circumstances.
It turned out the guy had scammed a bunch of other people as well, but we only found out there were more of us when I made a thread on the guy on amiga.org. The whole thing could probably have been avoided for many of us if there was a list of these bastards.

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:07 am

The only problem is really the slim chance anyone actually sees the list, and remembers the handles, when the time to buy is hot and heavy.

More than anything, it would be a running Wall of Shame, I suppose. I'm not against the idea entirely but I doubt it would be effective in saving folks from future shenanigans. If anything I'd hope Amibay (or wherever you made the connection) - the place where these events occur - would have some sort of safeguards and user banning in place.





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