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Brandon L (aka Laci Swarthout aka internetmarketing@aim.com) = SCAMMER

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by skagenweb, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. skagenweb

    skagenweb BANNED BANNED

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    Hello,

    I recently ordered some SEO work from a user from BHW who added me on skype with the username 'Brandon L'.

    He promised to do heaps of SEO work for me for $500, with a deposit of $125 to start.

    I paid the deposit via Paypal. Then the next day he blocks me on Skype. After a few weeks, I file a dispute on PayPal.

    He responded to the claim saying that he had completed the SEO work (which he says was just building backlinks) and had emailed me the backlinks in an Excel file and so the job was done. I never got ANY email, and if this were the case, wouldn't he want the full $500 we agreed upon?

    Anyway, I ask to see this excel file again. He doesn't reply.

    Unfortunately because it is a virtual good/service, Paypal rules it in his favor and I'm down $125.

    Fantastic.

    So if any BHW user knows anyone with these identities, post all the info you can here:

    Brandon L

    Laci Swarthout

    laciswarthout@yahoo.com

    internetmarketing@aim.com, internetmarketing@aol.com

    So it really is that easy to scam people? Collect deposits via Paypal for SEO? Block them and Paypal will always rule in your favor?
     
  2. Hydro

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    This is complete bullshit. First off, lets get the record straight - there was never a deal for $500. We agreed on a total of $250, $125 was paid upfront by you. I built 19k backlinks for you and sent you the excel file via email, I still to this day have never blocked you on Skype. Then you opened a PayPal case claiming that you bought a CD from me ($100 for CD $25 for shipping) and I never sent the item or gave you a transaction ID. Lying to PayPal, lying to BHW. You're a class act dude.
     
  3. Kickflip

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    Is there a thread where this deal originated from? The shit list is meant to be for "deals gone bad" from the BST and Hire a Freelancer section, Want to Buy Section and Joint Venture Sections of the site. If there is a thread, can we please get a link to it to see the details?
     
  4. Hydro

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    This did not originate on BHW, he contacted me via Skype requesting the services.
     
  5. skagenweb

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    Can you provide the the Excel file link here? I have got no email.

    Why didn't you reply when I asked to see the Excel file?

    Why didn't you want the full money owed?

    Why block me on Skype?
     
  6. LukaB

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    Provide some proof..... convos, paypal etc...
     
  7. Hydro

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    Alright, I'm back after a good night's sleep.

    - I did reply to you when you confronted me, through e-mail as well as through PayPal.
    - If you read the agreement we made on Skype it was for a period of 90 days, the second half of the payment was to be made within that timeframe when your keywords reached their milestones.
    - I did not block you on Skype.
     
  8. Kickflip

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    Can we just get the link to the excel file of 19,000 backlinks on Mediafire and end this thing?

    We can check the dates the links were created.
    We can check to assure it has skagenweb's link.
     
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  9. seoguru13

    seoguru13 Senior Member

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    Hydro.. just put out the documents, and if you can add in some information to prove that these backlinks were not created today or yesterday, that would be great too.

    There has been another similar thread against the OP, and don't know if he is right/wrong in either, but putting across your information would help the forum. Else, you might risk getting banned too!
     
  10. skagenweb

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    Yep, looks like this guy can't produce ANYTHING! Either he refunds my money or I suggest he faces a permanent lifelong ban from BHW.
     
  11. Kickflip

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    I messaged Hydro 12 hours ago asking him to post proof or be called out as a scammer. I gave him an unofficial 24 hour deadline so hopefully he will respond to it. I am obviously not a mod so I can't do anything official, but since Hydro himself is the one who came in saying he had an excel file with 19,000 backlinks, I can't see any other possibility.

    It takes all of 60 seconds to upload an excel file to Mediafire, so hopefully Hydro can follow through with the proof he has and we can all move past this. Hydro may try to ignore this thread or not log in for a few days, so from this point, I think we should just all wait until he replies again.

    If no reply in another 24 hours, maybe a Mod can send him a PM asking for proof of the excel file.
     
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  12. CenTex Hosting

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    What is it this time hydro? The story that i got was some time back maybe 6 months or so but the story was that he was working on his girlfriends computer and she broke up with him. So he was going to have to redo the work. would have it in 48 hours week passed no work. Requested refund in paypal. Got money back and moved on.
     
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  13. skagenweb

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    Well, there you go, NO RESPONSE. Looks like this guy better cough up a refund or be banned for life.
     
  14. Kickflip

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    Hydro : Last Activity: Today 04:03 AM

    He is clearly just pretending this thread didn't happen, and now he is possibly messaging other users to try to use his high rep and positive itrader to rip off other users. I would hope a mod is willing to step in here so that we don't end up seeing many more of our members ripped off.
     
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  15. DutchTrafficService

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    Scammers calling out scammers...ironic..

    Is there ANY reason this skagenweb dude wasn't banned about..eh... 8 years ago?
     
  16. BigBuddy

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    Thanks to kickflip for making my work ease.

    Fine. Hydro has one more day to respond here or get banned.
     
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    If skagen scammed you, post it as seperate shitlist thread, instead calling out random. This kind of comments not allowed.
     
  18. Mugshots

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    You'd make quite a good Shit list moderator KickFlip. Way to help the community. I like seeing that. Me, personally. I would have no tolerance for any of this.

    Thanks.
     
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  19. JackSparrow

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    Come on Hydro, you showed your face once and made claims you haven't kept. Is $125 really worth losing your BHW account for, just think of the other income you will lose for being a scumbag.

    Well mediated KickFlip!!
     
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  20. Mugshots

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    I hate the shit list but this one is rubbing me the wrong way. You can't come in here saying that you did everything and that you are back from a rest. I hate stating the obvious but we know that you are over there fretting, wondering how you can rob peter so you can pay Paul. Just fess up, say you didn't do anything in terms of the work. Move on, build yourself back up.

    Keep the word. All you have here.