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A $10 scam is still a scam

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by blackhatq, May 6, 2013.

  1. blackhatq

    blackhatq Power Member

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    Hired specopskirbs to built me a scraper for $10. PAid the $10 deposit and he dissapeared.

    Waited 2 weeks and sent emails requesting the outcome of the work.

    I just want the work done, not really about the $10, figured this might bring him out to chat.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. techblog

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    hope you find a solution to this!
     
  3. TheArticleMan

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    As with all shitlists you need to provide proof (skype logs, payments etc with all personal information removed).

    Until then it is only your word against his.

    Cheers.
     
  4. WayneInc

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    you should post the skype or any other chat log so Mod can take some action.
     
  5. ChrisKaleo

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    Seems a bit weird for him to go to ground over $10! Bit of a short-sighted scammer if that is the case...
     
  6. mak3r

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    you should really post some proofs.
     
  7. proxygo

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    shit list rules require you post users name / profile link.
    payment transaction / chat logs. if prove right who knows
    he might get banned if deemed correct. but this requires proof
    post.
     
  8. blackhatq

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  9. howard_hughes

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    Though is a very small amount (almost negligible for many) but thanks for reporting this.. It might save someone else.

    +Reps just for bringing this into light
     
  10. OldSalt

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    I would hope that specopkirbs would not be so stupid as to throw his account away for a $10 payout. Have PM'd him to reply within the thread and settle this. He has 48 hours to respond.

    OS
     
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  11. SSSPUD

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    I was just about to add this guy to the shit list too... He has been away for sometime and i have some work pending with him too.

    Its not just you he has let down, may be something genuine..
     
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    What a loser... 10 FUCKING US DOLLARS?

    What the fuck is wrong with people how a days... Do some people get born without empathy and human brain nowadays?
     
  13. SSSPUD

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    I am at around $100 dollars loss with him and that is only part payment, so hoping this guy does surface soon.
     
  14. OldSalt

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    specopkirbs hasn't logged in since May 2nd - I have left messages on his skype and emailed him.

    I honestly don't think that someone with his history would turn scammer for such a small amount as the two SL threads but I have banned his account - for now. My 'gut feeling' is that something pulled him away from being online - and that he will return.

    I have asked him to contact me via skype so if he comes back, we can get this worked out.

    OldSalt
     
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  15. blackhatq

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    I just want the work done, I could care less about $10, I just want him to contact me and give me the files.
     
  16. OldSalt

    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've been contacted by specopkirbs via skype and expect this to be taken care of. I'm not going to go into his private details but there certainly appears to be a very valid reason for his absence.

    Once he can come back, I will reopen his account so he can take care of business.
     
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  17. blackhatq

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    Hi,

    Thank you please keep me posted.
     
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    I agree and if you paid by PayPal, open a dispute. If paid by cc, open a dispute there. Its not a lot but I'm a strong believer in good business ethics.
     
  19. Techxan

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    If OlldSalt says this gent has some personal issues, let him have some slack. When my wife had her heart attack,my world spun for a month or more, couldn't function, didn't eat or sleep, couldn't think, living on constant fear that she might die. I sat up for a month at night just listening to her breathe.
    To this day at night I wake up, and lay my hand on her to feel that she is still breathing. I know someday, i will wake up but she will not.

    I do not know when, but if you two gents will send me your information, I will pay your losses. I can cover the $10 now, the $100 will take a while, but I will get it to you.

    Specopkirbs, I wish you godspeed, and hope whatever hell you are going thru is temporary, and you and your loved ones beat this thing.
     
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  20. OldSalt

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    I have not re-enabled Specopkirbs' account yet - he knows that when he is able to come back and focus that I will re-open his account and give him the chance to make things right. He has said that he wants to do that when he can. Without going into details, Techxan has a good idea what Specopkirbs is going through. I believe he will come back but I can't say when that will be... if he comes back and asks me to, I will give him the chance. If he doesn't - then his account will remain banned. As I said, I think he will - call it a gut feeling.