Hey, my name's Tony and I have signed up to this forum specifically to post details about an ex-friend of mine who is attempting to garner investment from users of this forum and then run off with the money. Before I call him out I'd like to post a few details about myself since I am new here and you know nothing about me yet. As I said, my name's Tony and I reside in Florida and have done ever since I was 6. I am embarrassed to say so but I am a convicted drug dealer and have served 9 months in prison for possession of marijuana (got caught with 18 grams and got out very lightly). Since then I have not touched drugs and have opened a small cab business with a few employees - nothing major but it gets me by. So anyway, back to the main point of this post. When I was 24 and dealing, I met a guy named John (USProxyKing) who used to occasionally buy weed off me I knew I wasn't his main dealer because he only ever used me for 1-2 weeks at a time and then he wouldn't speak to me for a few months and then the cycle would continue. So anyway, I lose touch with the guy for like a year and a half and then he suddenly starts buying a ton of shit (primarily coke) off me. When I say a ton, I mean at least 4 ounces and sometimes this guy was seeing me twice per day. I knew he was fucked - one day he met me and he was literally on deaths doorstep. I refused to sell him anything but he would hassle me every day so I continued dealing to this guy until I found out he was in rehab. Soon after he was out of rehab he called me asking me if I was still dealing, I said "yes" and he bought some pot, nothing major. So I give the guy his buds and he starts talking to me explaining how he's just finished his rehab and he never wants to get hooked on anything again. Good for him, I thought, and we talked casually for a bit. I told the guy I had to go meet another client and he suggested we meet up some time - I thought nothing of it, just small talk so I said "sure" and went off to my duties. A few days later I get a call from him, not a pot-craving but him asking me to meet up with him and a few lads. At first I thought "is this guy serious?" but at the time I was suffering from severe depression and was quite vulnerable. So I said yes and the next thing I know we're at a brewery chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool. I head home the night after thinking this guy's pretty chill but I don't speak to the guy for about a month. I get a call from my partner saying one of our packages from cali got seized and I shit my pants cause it had my address on it. I knew I made a fucking stupid move so I needed to move all our shit out fast (about $1.4k of marijuana and a little coke). So I look through my phone panicking and see John's number. I ring him (second big mistake) asking if I could store some stuff at his place but he starts worrying that he might get caught with intent to supply and with his rehab record it won't go down well. I eventually managed to encourage him to store the stuff at his place under the condition that he could smoke $400 worth and I would collect the rest some time the next week. When I get back home the cops are already there and they've raided my house. They managed to find 18g worth of marijuana in my house and arrested me. As I said earlier, I got sent down for 9 months and I promised myself not to deal again. When I got out I literally had nothing so my first resort is heading back to John's house and seeing if he still has my stash. I get down there and luckily he's still living there and luckily he's smoked all the pot as well (if he hadn't I'd of probably got back into dealing). So I told him I still want my $1000 back and he agrees to give it back to me but not at the minute as he didn't have it. So I started scabbing (cabbing illegally) and then once I got enough dough I set up a small cab business in FL. So a year later, I'm getting by and go ask John for my money. He tells me he hasn't got it and since I needed some good Karma, and as he had unknowingly saved me from getting back into the game, I told him "forget it" and he thanked me. While I was at his place, I saw another guy I used to deal to who I will refer to as "friend" since he doesn't want his name put up here. I assumed they were smoking pot or whatever. So as I'm leaving, friend also leaves and tells me that John was bullshitting me and he's just secured about $30,000 by scamming people online. I lose it and head towards the door but friend stops me and tells me it's not worth it. So, as I'm speaking to friend he gives me more details (this forum) and tells me he's hosting a conference in about an hour. We head to friend's house and set up a Skype account, add John and then get invited to the conference. We listen in and I add a few people from the conference. I initially thought friend was lying so I mess around with a few of the people. We find out that some of them have already invested and the minimum investment is $5,000... So here I am posting the thread on this guy. If you invested, I'm really sorry but I don't have many more details on this guy (I don't even know his surname) apart from his address. Also, he's in possession of $3k worth of shrooms - I'm assuming he's dealing now since no one person would ever need that much at their disposal. Another thing worth mentioning... In one post he stated his brother pretended he stole his computer or something? Again, this is bullshit - he doesn't get on with his brother but his brother had nothing to do with it. He in fact failed to pay credit back on a computer he bought and tried to change the name on the record (something along the lines of that) and then he refused to give it back. I'm not quite sure on the exact details but I know for sure it wasn't his brother who said he stole it. I'm not sure whether I care anymore. The fact that some people fell for this scam makes me lose faith in humanity. There were also a few people calling him out in the forum but people still invested. I guess those who invested can see this as an expensive lesson - don't trust anyone. tl;dr - If you sent USProxyKing any money, you got scammed big time, if you haven't... don't.