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Mummy Scamming in the Freelance Section - Scammed me out of $50

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by TrailBlazer, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Junior Member

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    This guy http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/919001-mummy.html


    I posted a thread in the Hire Freelancer Section about needing a FB app developed. He sent me a PM. While talking to him on skype we came to the agreement of $100 for the app if he creates it in 24hrs like he claimed he would, and $75 if it would take longer than 24hrs.


    We also agreed I would send half upfront ($50) in the form of a gift, which I stupidly did thinking he was a programmer and legit member. After he got the payment he only replied to about 3 of my many messages I sent him, claiming he is working on the software, he never once showed me any type of work or any sign that he was doing any work.


    After 3 days of no further response from him at all and still nothing to show, I reverse imaged search his Skype Avatar and found it was an image found on the internet belonging to someone with a different name than the person who I sent the paypal payment to. I then reverse image searched another image he sent me which he claimed was a program he recently created, and found that it actually was a program created in 2006 by someone from Scotland who I tracked down (the scammer is from the UK) then I looked at his BHW profile and saw he just recently signed up this month.


    Suffice it to say I wish I would of done my due diligence better before sending any money to this scammer. The only thing that can be done now is have him banned from here so he can't scam again, I contacted paypal and told them about his scam, they can't refund my money since I sent it as a gift, but I know they will mark his account and leave a note about the scam on it.


    I also suggest anyone hiring a developer from the BHW freelance section for future work either only hire VIP members, or long tenured members.


    I have a few names which may belong to this guy, including his paypal name and other info I found on him, i'm also contacting local authorities in the London to notify them he's committing online fraud.


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    Skype conversation:

    [11/26/2015 9:04:46 AM] Me: oh
    [11/26/2015 914 AM] Me: any idea how much extra time you need, or don't know yet?
    [11/26/2015 956 AM] Him (Mummy): not sure yet if its another day then I will probably refund half till its done
    [11/26/2015 954 AM] Me: it's good you don't have to refund it
    [11/26/2015 9:14:09 AM] Me: as long as you're making progress and working on it i'm happy
    [11/26/2015 9:48:52 AM] Him (Mummy): ok thanks will let u know when I have something worthy to show u
    [11/26/2015 9:49:59 AM] Me: great, i'm very excited to see once you can show
    [11/27/2015 207 PM] Me: yo you around?
    [11/27/2015 209 PM] Me: yo you around?
    [11/27/2015 228 PM] Me: everything going alright?
    [11/27/2015 312 PM] Me: you around bro?
    [11/27/2015 3:16:38 PM] Me: is your name *** or ***?
    [11/28/2015 848 AM] Me: what's up man are you there?
    [11/28/2015 8:29:17 AM] Me: or should I just assume your only intention was to take scam money from me and then ignore my messages?
    [11/28/2015 800 AM] Me: I guess if I don't hear back from you today, i'll just shit list you on BHW so you get banned, and notify paypal so they at least are aware of the incident
    [11/28/2015 853 AM] Him (Mummy): hey im here
    [11/28/2015 811 AM] Him (Mummy): and what the fuck
    [11/28/2015 824 AM] Me: what do you mean what the fuck?
    [11/28/2015 832 AM] Him (Mummy): ill refund u later.
    [11/28/2015 819 AM] Me: no refund me now

    Then he blocked me and haven't haven't heard from him since. No refund nothing, pure scammer.
     
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  2. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Mummy has been notified he has 48 hours to respond.

    PS. Reminder to all who have current issues, keep it PROFESSIONAL. No name calling or other insults.

    Reminder to everyone else:
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    If you are not directly related to the situation, or are not offering information directly related to the situation: do not post in the thread.
     
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    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Mummy hasn't logged in since november - permabanned
     
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  4. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Junior Member

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    Thanks Apricot for banning this scammer