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Scam Artist, $1800 and more -DeaTHReQueST- The Whole Story

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by mgs, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. mgs

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    Hello everyone,

    I wasn't really going to write this because it's too late and does not matter anymore, but somehow I changed my mind after I came across a thread made by a member here. I believe this may clear everything up for everyone that was involved in this service.

    The story is about a now banned member here called DeaTHReQueST and his service called "Autoblog a day", his website is www.autoblogation.com. I met this guy on DP forum, he was looking for some one to make for him 50 autoblogs. I got in touch with him, and we had a deal that I make him the autoblogs that he was looking for. So far so good, the guy was amazed by my work which he got for a low price, and then he proposed to join him in a project he was going to run here which it is the Autoblog a day, he tried hard to convince me that this project will be a big and successful one. I was a bit excited even though my time was short and as I was already involved in other stuff. I decided to join him, as a 50% partner for all the projects. Now before I go to the next part here are some of the 50 first autoblogs I mad for him, they are about some US cities updated with local news, he asked for some simple autoblogs, but I went beyond that and made some good stuff:
    http://www.elpaso-city.com/ http://www.fortworth-city.com/ (he will change them once he see this thread)..

    So I started working with him in this project, he already got all the members from here, and they where waiting for their first autoblogs to be delivered. I found out later that the members already paid and were waiting for about a week, so there was already a delay there. Anyway, my hard work started right here, I was making all the autoblogs for all members by myself, giving hours of support in the forum, private PMs and via IM/msn.** All he was doing was counting the money and taking credit for all my hard work! I asked him many times what he is doing and why he couldn't help. He kept coming to me with excuses and lies. I started to get more and more suspicious about the guy and I asked him to send me payment and my share for what has been done already and to give me access to some info about the orders he is getting. All he did avoid me again, so I decided to stop working and leave this once and for all. We agreed that he will send me payment for all the work I did via bank transfer within one week, I waited 10 days and received nothing. I contacted him asking for the payment and he gave another excuse, he said his grandmother died which I highly doubted from the beginning because this guy is a big liar. In this time he didn't release one single autoblog to the members who were waiting for them. All he had for them were lies and excuses. He disappeared for one week again and came up with the same excuse to all members here as well. I decided to give him 1 more chance and waited a couple of days, but I was suspicious that he was preparing to run away. He refunded a few members after every one was complaining in his thread, the truth is he was planning for another scam and was trying to buy more time. The funny thing is he went to sell his crappy project on Filippa, and I think he got another victim from there as well, because the sale was closed with 2 bids of $10k!! and he said him self that he found a new partner from Flippa.

    While I was waiting for him to send the money in that time, the guy contacted me and said he doesn't owe me anything! This is one of my latest conversations with him, just so you have an idea what kind of person he is :

    Ayo : me
    Nikhil Gupta : DeaTHReQueST

    Ayo says:
    they are now angry because you have delayed my work for 2 days.. but your insanity and selfish has caused all of this damage.

    Nikhil Gupta says:
    whatever

    Ayo says:
    this is why I call you noob sorry. you don't know how to run a business .

    Nikhil Gupta says:
    i dont want to continue this

    Nikhil Gupta says:
    i aint paying you now

    Nikhil Gupta says:
    go fuck yourself
    enough of your shit

    Ayo says:
    ok thank you .

    Nikhil Gupta says:
    dun try to post anything on DP
    thats for your good.


    I was going to post and warn everyone about this scumbag but unfortunately it was too late, I found out that the thread was already deleted and the scammer got banned for good .

    He told me once that he want to add someone(a member from BHW) to the project as a partner/investor, he said the guy wanted to invest $20k on this project. In exchange for the investment he will get part of the revenue. He said the guy has already sent him a $5k check. I was like "What the hell", and asked why and for what the money will be used for, and he said we will use it to advertise on BHW! Now I started to get more and more suspicious about this guy. I don't now the guy who sent him this money but wherever you are I hope god is with you if you really did send that money.

    Ok now if we short cut all the victims and damages in this whole scam scenario : around 50 members from here got burned for at least $150, a number of them got automatically charged for the second month so their total lose was $450, according to him someone here sent him $5000, and he probably scammed some one else in Flippa lets say for $5k-$10k, and of course me at least $1800. He got a good deal, right?

    He played his game very well, building a good reputation here, pretending to be an autoblogging guru, but the truth is the guy has only basic knowledge and nothing more. All he can do as far as I know, is install a wordpress, put in some plugins, add a premium theme and that's it. This is what he calls Quality Premium websites. Check here his DP threads, the pretending to be autoblogs guru was hardly looking for someone to make autoblogs and SEO guides for him! And lesson to this :

    Nikhil Gupta says:
    and yes..
    make it sure
    if my thing ends
    i will make sure autoblogging ends on bhw as a whole

    Ayo says:
    how lol !?

    Nikhil Gupta says:
    i aint tellin you anythin
    just syaing find some new stuff for yourself in bhw
    bhw is a very good market

    Nikhil Gupta says:
    u hv no idea of my rep over in bhw
    abt autoblogs
    wait
    let me show you

    Ayo says:
    yeah I know ..

    Nikhil Gupta says:
    ... these are a few examples i found out ..
    and not to mention
    you shud read my sales thread ..
    so when i say
    autobloggin is shit
    and prove them that
    they will follow
    i dunno though if i will do that or not
    well anyways
    i am going for smoke
    please email me your bank acc.

    The guy thinks that the autoblogging industry belongs to him! And people in this forum/community are like a flock that will follow whatever he says. I've been making autoblogs for over 5 years before he knew what the word "autoblog" even meant, and I never thought or dared to say something like that. And if you noticed what he said above, he is considering BHW as a market to profit from in the first place. I know he is already a member here with a fake name again, and he will try to target another money making idea and play it the same way. He will build a fake reputation and start selling the dream to make a dream. There are a lot of top notch guys here at BHW who share some great stuff, and has a worthwhile reputation, but unfortunately there are a number of parasites like this one who take advantage of this (system) and deceive the newbie's out there.

    I know he is or will read this, and I want to send him this message: I will get you wherever you are. I'm tracking you down, even using fake names. Whoisguard, will not hide you enough from me, I will get you and hurt you and your fake business. I have some surprises for you.

    In the end, I do admit that it was my fault I should have took my payment and all precautions in the first place before getting involved. But honestly this is what I usually do, some times and with some top potential clients I don't like to ask for my payments up front because I don't want to give them the impression that I'm only looking to get paid. And I honestly feel a bit guilty about all the other members because I should had reported him earlier. So at least some members could open a dispute with paypal or their credit card company and try to charge back their money even if I do believe he already took all his precautions to prevent things like this. If he would have listened to me and wasn't that greedy this project was going to be really successful. Except for the delay all members were really happy with the quality work I was delivering. But well he had other plans, scamming and tricking people is in his blood so he preferred to get some quick revenue with as little work possible and runway. We can't do anything about this now.

    I hope this story can clear the whole thing to all members who were involved and can be helpful for some others. So be careful, specially the newbies out there, if you allow some scam artists like this one to play their dirty games freely, they will change this unique community that changed people's lives to DP/WF or even worst, a market to profit from in the first place, not a friendly, sharing, learning, helpful... community like it is now. Maybe we're all "blackhaters", but definitely we're not and should not be scammers .

    PS: for all members who were in this services, if anyone of you have missed any of the 9 websites, because he closed the forum, and I know a number of you didn't download all the autoblogs. Please just PM here with your email (the one you subscribed with in this service to confirm) and I will be glad to send you any of the 9 autoblogs you need.**


    Thanks for reading all of this!
     
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  2. adam.jn

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    He sounds like a right arse!

    Is he still active here?
     
  3. blazen

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    Yeah several people reported that DeaTHReQueST was scammer. He is banned already though, but I don't know if it was because he scammed or it is a permanent banned. You still see his posts and I notice usually when someone is permanent banned all their posts is deleted.
     
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  4. willmiz

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    Yup. Not only did he take tons of money from people, he is regularly on AIM using the handle imdeathrequest , ignoring all instant messages from those who he knows he took from.
     
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  5. niche1

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    Sorry to hear this.......

    What is the deal with these scammers?

    They piss in the very pool in which they swim, what idiots!

    Just think of the money he could have made now and in the future.

    I hate to say it, but there are a LOT of people out there, just like this dude.

    Too bad you don't seem to have his real name.

    I love the classless responses that he gives you about NOT paying you!

    I think for that type of behavior a permanent ban is in order. The fact that he has committed fraud is the nail in the coffin for me.

    Also, the threat of "don't post anything on DP".......what an ass!

    This jerk needs to be taught a lesson.
     
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    Also, don't ever do business with anyone who is not willing to pay you upfront. THAT is a huge red flag for you (or should be).

    From the looks of your own site, you don't need that scumbag, at all!

    By the way, the use of the cutesy forum names on his sales page is also another HUGE red flag. Anyone unwilling to put their own real name on a product does NOT deserve your business or trust.
     
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    There is Always Two Sides of a Story

    But This Guy Should be Banned Permanently
     
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    You should Inform Indian Police about this Person
     
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    What an asshole! This scamming is just down right nasty, the guy seems like an idiot. I make it my goal to conduct business with people who are able to clearly communicate with me in English like ADULTS. Thanks for letting us all know though! I'm thinking we hit up ********** and give them his details haha! :)
     
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    Man, this guy reminds me of a guy i did business with several years ago. I did audio syncing for a major rock band's silent film as a hobby for this guy i was helping with a non-profit fan-driven archive project. 3 years later, it turned out to be the first thing on this bands' official dvd, which sold millions of copies. Oddly, I had no idea he was already working on selling my work while i was working on it. I was doing it to get some footage i wanted from this same band in return from him - never knowing selling anything was even a possibility. It was done as a fan. When i accused him of ripping me off, he called me an asshole and said someone else did the work better, that they used that, and that my work sucked. Now whenever i try to take credit for it, these guys come out of the woodwork to try to ruin my credibility.

    I left a watermark on the audio track and put up a blog detailing how they ripped off my work - millisecond for millisecond. Actually it would be great to get some fellow bhw's to pick it up and it's associated youtube video, and repost it all over the place.

    People like this need to be put in a spotlight. We're here to make money, sure... but to intentionally f--k someone over? Not us....
     
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    DeathRequest happens to be Dev's friend. And I remember they started a thread about both of them in a JV providing autoblogs.

    And now Dev's banned. Hmm...


    I'm not accusing them or anything... it just makes me wonder.
     
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  12. Guaji

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    Sorry but how you could confirm the email address if you did not have any access to the payments? (paypal).
     
  13. mgs

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    Yeah I agree, there are alot of scumbags like this one out there.. and as you can see the dude thinks he owns DP! guess I was dealing with a kid.

    I admit that it was my fault and payment should have been upfront, but trust me I didn't expected all of this.. . There are some people here that do not like to reveal their real names and info, and we understand that, since we're in a "Black Hat" community.. But again I agree with you, anyone unwilling to put their own real name on a product is a red flag, even if scammers like this one always manage to get fake names and info before they play their games .

    This story has one clear side, I was just one of the victims, and I'm honestly ashamed telling this story, with over 7 years doing internet business a kid like this one has managed to play his game on me, he played it good though, scammed the guy who did the work for him, scammed the clients and run way in the end. So my friend every thing is clear in this story.

    I believe that address is fake, the phone number as well, but I will see what I can do, I will try other ways to track him down.

    That's some serious stuff, have you tried to sue them ? Lawyers usually jump on cases like this. How rude people can be .

    I'm afraid to break any rule talking about this guy, and I usually don't like to attack people who I don't deal with, BUT Devmishra is another story, I'm not surprised he scammed peoples and got banned as well, tell you what I was suspicious that DR and Dev are the same person, or at least brothers in crime, they have almost the same techniques, joined to BHW in the same period, the same logo, their crappy work is the same, he went to sell his crappy project in flippa like DR did after that ... there are hell of alot of people complaining about this guy, just check his sale thread here, a complete joke, the guy came up with a new offers every 24h. These guys pretended to be autoblogging gurus here, but the truth is they don't know shit, all their threads are copy past work and spinned techniques, sadly most people believed that.
     
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    When I decided to leave, we agreed that he will give me my share of the blogs and work I did, so he gave me access to WHMCS for like 10 mins as a Mod just to see the total payment there, to show me his good faith, remember that the dude in that time didn't want me to come here and tell everybody about the real story. The noob tried to hide some stuff there, but I managed to get names, emails and payment amounts of almost all clients in that period. I found out he was laying again about the amount each member has payed .. .

    I still remember your username there, is the same, and I guess you remember mine JustOne, and you remember who were releasing the autoblogs and giving support right ?

    I don't know how could you guys believe this guy was really going to refund every one, after you got 9 autoblogs, how can you expect some one to refund the full payment!? first that wasn't his hard work, and second it's clear the guy was trying to buy more time .. .
     
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    I had always knew that this guy is fake, Thanks for sharing story though.
     
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    I was feeling that his JV partner Dev is fake from the begginging when I saw his poorly written threads about autoblogging and crappy blogs he was showing as a proof of his "skills". But I wasn't aware that Nikhil was also douchebag like that...

    I got hooked up on autoblogging first when I saw his thread (he was using NikhilG nick back then) a year ago when I discovered BHW and thought that he really is knowledgeable about the stuff, and sharing it all... Eh...what a world. I feel sorry for the OP's loss, good thing I've never bought anything from him, just used some of "his" knowledge.
     
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    I ordered 300 autoblog all gone now and his server down today
    i wish he could return...but now much hope
     
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    My 2 cents - This dude seemed shady from the start. He's a lot of hype and has obviously not made any attempt to right his wrongs. I mean, I built a bunch of autoblogs, and I read a lot of his threads and thought, "This guy is full of shit" but people were/are all about the autoblogs so I didn't want to cast a negative light on him....but that's over.
     
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    I got took in by both DeaTHReQueST & Dev luckily got money back from DeaTHReQueST its a pity cos seemed a good business model for us noobs to get in, because of theses idiots I will think twice before buying into another autoblog service:(
     
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    Cheers, sorry for you, But you should know that if he fuck's you once is his fault, but if he fuck's you twice is your fault because you let him... If he would do that to me, I'll call my buddy's from foreign legion, and deal with him in a different way, (eye for an eye) I'm sure that after that he will never do it again to anyone.
    Good luck mate!