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Scammed by Mzonas - Custom PBN building services

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by leak1278, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. leak1278

    leak1278 Newbie

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    Seller: @mzonas
    Thread: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/hands-down-custom-pbn-building-services.1060210/

    I placed an order on 10-10-2019 with seller https://www.blackhatworld.com/members/mzonas.92456/ for 4 custom built PBN’s. Before sending payment, he promptly answered all my questions and concerns. He asked me to increase my budget from $300 to $500 because he could “think of something” to do with $500, but $300 simply wouldn’t be enough. Considering his popularity here on BHW, I felt like he was trustworthy enough to send this type of payment.

    Anyways, once the payment was sent, he told me he would update me on 10-17-19. This date passed and I contacted him asking for an update. Once again, he failed to respond, so I sent him another message a week later on 10-24-19. He responded and according to him, he got the domains, but was waiting on content. He told me he would send the domains later that day, or the next day, which didn't happened. So, once again, I contacted him for the domains. He tells me he must have made a mistake because he never even got the domains. So at this point, I’m pretty frustrated because he lied about having the domains. By the way, if you aren't familiar with building PBN's, getting the domains would be the very first step, and he never even made it to this point.

    Anyways, he apologizes and makes more false promises, which I agree to. I honestly just thought the guy was too busy to do work at this point. However, I kept my hopes up.

    Finally, after more than a month of no response since I had asked for an update, I requested a refund. He never responded. Close to a week later, I asked once again. Of course, no response. I finally went here to BHW and left a negative review on his service, once again asking for a refund and threatening to post his service on the Shitlist. He still failed to respond. I can clearly see he’s logging in every week and he’s simply ignoring me.

    Honestly, I hope nobody else makes the mistake of making a purchase with this guy. He clearly has no interest in satisfying his customers. He simply led me on and on and never even began doing the work.

    I just decided to go through the posts on his thread and I noticed only one other person had left a review. It seems like this person had the exact same experience I had. Fortunately for them, he apologized for his lack of response and offered a full refund.

    At this point, all I want is a full refund and to never hear from this guy again. Sellers like this leave a bad impression for the site as a whole, and definitely do not deserve to be promoted on here.
     

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  2. BassTrackerBoats

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    Shitlist Request Approved

    @mzonas has been notified they have 48 hours to respond to this post.

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

    If anyone else has issues with this service, ensure you supply screenshots etc.

    Reminder to everyone else:

    Shit list rule #4:
    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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  3. MisterF

    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    @mzonas you need to address this ASAP without fail when your temp ban is lifted.

    mzonas was last seen:

    Yesterday at 3:16 PM
     
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  4. Wondering_Man

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    I hired @mzonas to do a custom PBN setup on a monthly basis for $2K/Mo. Initially, communication was good and what I would expect for $2K/Mo. All services were promised but never delivered before the payment was made.

    That's when everything turned to shit. After 1 month, he had not delivered anything other than a simple satellite site with a theme. I went weeks without communication and when he finally did respond to me, there was some sort of excuse as to why the work hadn't been done. I gave him the benefit of the doubt as we were new working with eachother.

    After 2 months, the work was still not complete so I demanded a refund. It Took a few weeks for a response but he agreed. This was on 1/8. On 1/14, still no refund and I skyped him with no response.

    1/17 - Still no response or refund after repeated Skypes.

    1/19 - Same thing. He has now blocked me on Skype.

    1/22- I email him to let him know about going on the SL and give him one last chance. No response or refund.

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    This guy promises white glove services upfront, takes your money, doesn't deliver and then blocks you on all communications. Do not use @mzonas for any type of SEO services whatsoever. Or else you will be scammed and there is nothing you can do about it. We are out $2K in services that were never delivered. I don't even care about the PBN anymore - All I want is a refund.

    On a side note - Its also very sad that he is given the title of "Jr VIP" on BHW. Seems like that should make him trustworthy but definitely the complete opposite.

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCAMMER

    https://www.blackhatworld.com/members/mzonas.92456/
     
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  5. Wondering_Man

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    I was scammed as well by @mzonas for $2K. I just posted a new SL thread waiting to be approved.
     
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  6. leak1278

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    Glad i’m not the only one. I tried everything I could to contact him and he has no interest in replying. I finally submitted a dispute to PayPal and they’re looking into it. I suggest you do the same. Let me know what happens. Good luck
     
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  7. ThatSEO

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    @BassTrackerBoats @MisterF

    I will be in Southend, where @mzonas claims he is from, later next week.

    I am also in Huntingdon a few days later where his LTD is based.

    I will personally print out this thread which I expect to rise a little after seeing the comments warming up, and place on either his desk or reception.

    He is very much active on LinkedIn, using a premium account etc

    I won’t say anymore but I’m sure you might be presuming the same as myself

    To @mzonas - knock knock, for someone who’s good at PBNs etc, your footprints are massive
     
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  8. BassTrackerBoats

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    We both appreciate any help from you in this.
     
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  9. Wondering_Man

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    Yes, I am doing that. It sounds like we had very similar experiences (promised great services upfront, led us on after payment was made with empty promises and finally stopped responding without a refund). I will keep the threat updated if anything progresses

    Please let the thread know if you make any headway. Appreciate you doing that.
     
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  10. ThatSEO

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    i will liaise with @BassTrackerBoats via PM who will lead the way. I won’t update unless he says.

    I will say to check this name on LinkedIn, he was posting and selling his wares 17 minutes ago with public posts that anyone can reply too.

    details are on his site that he promoted on this site and BSTs

    anyway I’m out but I will visit the public printing shop next week as I’ll be less than 5 miles from it. I presume he’s an employee. I’m out for now
     
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  11. MisterF

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    I'll make this live and merge with the other one.
     
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    I have spoken to his alleged employers. I found his LinkedIn via the details on this BST

    Contact details
    BHW: mzonas
    Email: [email protected]
    Skype: ninjaslink.com"

    I won't say the name of the company but it's easy to find out on his LinkedIn etc. The owners of the business are very angry, upset and worried about future calls etc. They have never heard of 'Don' and used the words 'this is fake and a fraud'', I believe them but if he is lying (doubt it), I would expect him to be calling the guy to say wtf!

    I will PM @BassTrackerBoats with other info



     
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    He's now been perma banned.

    Anyone paying by Paypal, suggest you do a chargeback.

    Anyone in the UK, Small Claims Court might be an option.
     
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    If anyone in the UK does this. I have some evidence that will work in your favour. You would win
     
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    I filed a dispute with PayPal. They ruled in my favor because he did not respond to their inquiry.
     
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    Don Mazonas is very much alive & kicking. He is now swinging his way around the UK under his Scammy SEO Services brands. He also is tapping his way from Birmingham to Brighton in the UK, under his other brand called Lindyverse.

    All the info about Don Mazonas can be found on the website he promoted in BHW. His attitude is to steal money and just vanish. He was told directly, to his face about the thread by a few offline sources, he was told to his face at one dance event, he decided to leave the event and still not update the thread.

    So if you know Don Mazonas as a DJ, SEO guy, Swinger or Tipidy Tap dancer via Lindy Verse then be warned. Don Mazonas will steal from you
     
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  18. BassTrackerBoats

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    Thanks for all your help on this, not only in the thread but with the PMs.

    It's members like you who do a significant job helping keep the community clean.

    Sad to see the result as @MisterF and I both thought the accused was a decent fellow and I've actually sent people to him who are not on BHW for business.
     
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    I’ve seen his threads off and on, main reason why I thought I’d call to highlight, maybe he was hit by a bus.

    But as you know, one call didn’t seem right so I dug, turns out I know people that Don Mazonas does.

    Then the spiral of scams came to light and Dons trail of lies would put pinocchio to shame.

    there are mistakes
    There are people taking on too much work
    And those who just shouldn’t run a business


    And there is Don Mazonas who is just a thief

    funny thing is, he is a master of PNBs that will never leave a footprint yet promotes his whole CV online, all over the place. And doesn’t even care.

    But I’d like to thank Don Mazonas, I made a reconnection that I’d forgotten about offline so Thanks Don

    anyway, I’m done
     
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    i have some news - regarding mzonas . req mods read this

    i dont feel im out of line as what i did was outside of bhw
    he claims he will answer the shit list if he can access his acc
    i leave this to the mods to decide. nothing ventured nothing gained
    i did this for the members here, nothing else. personally i dont
    no if he will show up or not, but you have nothing to loose.

    i dont no this guy, i just thought...why not
    i didnt expect a reply from him


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