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[MOD]
Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

I am taking the unusual step of making a preemptive transaction report. Normally, we ask people to wait until a few weeks after a trade, and even then it's not clear what is going on.

However, with these 2 accounts, the following was brought to my attention by derek:

derek wrote:I just wanted to bring this one of the Swap Shop Mods attention, the user tfgguy who just joined the site today (5/19/2012) is listing a positive trade reference in the Good Trader thread for another new user (Jamesc2012), who seems to be a bit shady or extremely young after sending a few PMs back and forth about a trade. The only reason I noticed it is because they told me to go back and look at the thread that they had a positive trade reference on it (which showed up after I'd checked it once). I'm experienced enough to walk away at even the smallest hint of something shady, but there are other users who may not be. While I know there is nothing that can be done about it, and that it may even be legitimate, I wanted you to be aware of it since it seems very weird that in the span of a day someone could successfully complete a trade.

These 2 accounts are originating from the same location... i.e., this is the same person posting on both accounts. Using 2 accounts is against our rules, but using 2 in order to leave positive trade references for oneself is grounds for immediate permanent suspension.

Therefore, if you have any trades ongoing with Jamesc2012 / tfgguy, I wanted to post here to let you know to stop them immediately!

Please only post in this thread with information relating specifically to these user accounts, particularly if you have an ongoing trade.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2012/05/27 12:24:01


 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




This guy asked to trade with me. Offering me way more money in models than I was giving him. Adamant that I send first. Would not show me pics. Or do any communication other than pms. Felt shady. I said no.
   
Made in gb
Fully-charged Electropriest





Hereford, UK

I was about to trade so BT for his NOS IG worth maybe triple what the BT were. I was thinking if it's too good to be true, it probably is.

Thanks for the heads up!
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




I do actually have a trade on going with him, posted out last Thursday, will let people know if it does actually go through, gotta be worth giving the guy a chance
   
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Fully-charged Electropriest





Hereford, UK

Let us know if it works out. I had some suspicions with this guy already, but this just puts the nail in the coffin.
   
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[MOD]
Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

VaUgHaNy86 wrote:I do actually have a trade on going with him, posted out last Thursday, will let people know if it does actually go through, gotta be worth giving the guy a chance

To be clear, it's possible he will actually follow through on his trade- I certainly hope he will.

However, posting a positive trade reference for oneself is about the worst offense you can commit in this area of the site, other than not sending your half of a trade or the like.

Anyone asking others to ship first when having just joined a site / with a low post count / etc, is extremely suspicious, and people should be wary of trading with them. If a "you ship first" clause is ever used, it is the newer member / one with less references that should be the one to do it, obviously!

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




I whole heartedly agree, and after it was bought to my attention by another member who I've traded with before who was also considering trading with him I had a talk with him as I had already posted my items, he's adamant that the items he's offered to trade me will be sent out, there is not much I can do with regards to the items I have sent him but I'll give him the chance to prove his doubters wrong and I hope to god he does
   
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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Melbourne, Australia

Yeah, Funny story...

Spoiler:
Jamesc2012 wrote:
Interested in the russ's
i have
2 Ariadna starters
and 40 Necron warriors NOS

lmk what you think

Flying Pooo wrote:Hey mate,

Thanks for the PM!
I'm interested in this deal.
Could I perhaps get some pictures of your Necrons and Ariadna starters sets?

And may I ask why have you not posted in my swap shop thread?
Not only does it bump my post , but I also I think it is also a just a formality/show dedication to the trade.

Thanks,

Flying Pooo

Jamesc2012 wrote:soRRy my bAd thOuGhT I had (KEYboarDs mesSING UP)

SAdly I do not haVE PICS, buT I dO HAVE A dozen cURrent TRADES, IS IT an ISsue?

Flying Pooo wrote:Yes, It is an issue as you don't have any COMPLETED TRADES.

I wont be comfortable trading unless I get pics and even then you'd have to ship first.


Jamesc2012 wrote:Alright, well thanks anyway

Flying Pooo wrote:Can't you find some way of taking pics...

Jamesc2012 wrote:nothing to take with, aside from a dsi but i don't have wifi, only crummy dial up

Flying Pooo wrote:Well I'd love to trust you, but I don't know...If you're looking at it from my point of view this does seem kind of shifty.
I really hope that deal legit though because it was a great deal, but you have no way of proving it is legit, soooooo.....

Jamesc2012 wrote:of course, I understand where you're coming from, it's just I really love the old russ's

Flying Pooo wrote:So do I. The new ones aren't as good.
If you do complete any successful trades or come up with a way to take pics I'd love to trade with you.

But until then...

Jamesc2012 wrote:Yea, i UndErstanD.

It seems I may have doged a bullet here...
He seemed shifty from the start. Especially since he offered me more than my stuff was worth and he wasn't able to take pics. Then there was that whole caps thing...

I did actually consider making a preemptive transaction report but I gave him/her/it the benefit of the doubt. I hope he pulls through for you VaUgHaNy86.

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Bounding Assault Marine




Same here, I just sent him 50 bucks for 2 land raiders and ten assualt marines. I hope He goes through, because this is enough already for me to go back onto paypal and request for the transaction to be revoked.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Yes, this gentleman insisted on shipping simultaneous in a rather large trade (a FW Reaver titan for an entire army) despite only being a member for 3 days at that time with no references elsewhere on trading sites. I declined and decided to look at some of his posts earlier in his dakka history and saw that he posted the night before that the titan he was negiotiating about with me was already sold (and had also apparently concluded a deal to sell it to another person who posted in his thread while he was still negotiating with me). Caveat Emptor.

   
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Bounding Assault Marine




with all this kind of stacking up already, safe to assume this dude might not be legit.
   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

He has been permanently suspended... hopefully he does the right thing and follows through on the things he was supposed to send.

zephel, I assume you have his email address since you paid him via Paypal. Could you PM it to me?

At this point, anyone needing to communicate with this user will have to do so via email, as he won't have access to his PMs here now that he has been suspended.
   
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Bounding Assault Marine




yes, i'll send it to ya in a moment
   
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Wondering Why the Emperor Left




United Kingdom

This guy offered my a incredible OTT amount and wouldn't show me pictures, I immediately thought it was fake.

5 Successful trades on the Swap Shop and counting!

 Breotan wrote:
Jump to conclusions? This is Dakkadakka. We pole vault to conclusions here.

 
   
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Been Around the Block




I also exchanged some trade messages with Jamesc2012. He wanted everything in my trade thread which included items from four completely different armies in exchange for a couple thousand dollars worth of DEldar. He also tried to goad me into shipping to Australia despite my trade thread being labeled [USA] and insisting that shipping was less than $50 for a box filled with hundreds of models and tanks. Someone looking for all that definitely hit up some warning lights and I thankfully did not pursue a trade.

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In the dark recesses of your mind...

The fact that he claimed to have 20,000!!! points of NOS CSMs in his trade thread should have been a red flag. I don't think the GW store near me or my FLGS have that much in stock even.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Wow, I honestly didn't think my PM would do any more than make the staff aware of a potential abuse of the Reputable Trader thread. This is the first time I can remember there ever being a preemptive TR. I'm hoping anyone with an active trade with the person actually gets what they were promised, or has a way of getting their items/money back if they've sent them which I believe this is possible with some shipping companies).

What led to me sending the PM in the OP was them responding to my current trade thread, and we'd negotiated to the final steps. While I have no problem doing a simultaneous send with an established user (i.e. someone who has been around regularly for 3+ years), or a user with a few positives in the RT thread, or even sending first to someone with a lot of trading references here on the site, this person had no positives left for them (when I first looked at the thread), and they were new user. So I asked them to send first based on that information. They replied that they do indeed have a positive in that thread, and sure enough, one had appeared from a user that had joined less than 24 hours before. I sent them a final reply to end the negotiation as I was already feeling kind of iffy as it was but was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on the basis that they send first (I got the same kind of weird caps PM as above, which is why I said I thought they might be young and inexperience with online trading). I told them that a single positive from someone who hadn't been on the site for 24 hours just didn't fill me with confidence, and that's where I left it after I shot that PM off to RiTides. I'm definitely appreciative of his effort to get ahead of any potential problems, and I do hope that it turns out that anyone that did complete their end with this person gets what they were promised.

   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Yes, it's unusual... we always try to give the benefit of the doubt, but posting a trade reference for oneself is (obviously) way, way out of bounds.

Also, sorry for not asking before posting your PM I just wanted to get the word out here quickly, since he was so prolific in seeking trades.

We'd actually gotten a few other heads-up about this user, but nothing concrete until your noticing his post in the Reputable Traders List...
   
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Fully-charged Electropriest





Hereford, UK

It truly baffles me how some people can be so dishonest.
   
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Bounding Assault Marine




terra

He just offered to trade with me too; would've looked into a transaction if it hadn't been for this thread

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-- Litany of Demolition  
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





RiTides wrote:Yes, it's unusual... we always try to give the benefit of the doubt, but posting a trade reference for oneself is (obviously) way, way out of bounds.

Also, sorry for not asking before posting your PM I just wanted to get the word out here quickly, since he was so prolific in seeking trades.

We'd actually gotten a few other heads-up about this user, but nothing concrete until your noticing his post in the Reputable Traders List...


Don't worry, I wouldn't have had a problem about you posting it even if you'd asked. I just wanted to add background to why I felt it was necessary to even send it off. The Reputable Traders thread is important to how a lot of users interact with trades, and scamming that as you said is way out of bounds.

   
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Boosting Space Marine Biker





Rhyl

I have just sent items to him, I'll let you know how it goes... I really hope he's legit!

Liam

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Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine




Leiden, Netherlands

Its too bad you can not just believe that everyone is honest... People like this disgust me and keep people from trading with new users :(
   
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Rhyl

I'm going to need his email please...

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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

I've PM'ed you his email, CptCortez. Let us know how it goes...
   
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Stalwart Space Marine




Pittsburgh, PA

Looks like I might of dodged a bullet, he had sent me a PM also about me looking for Necrons.

Will say one thing though, he didnt offer me everything I was looking for, was just saying he had some of the vehicles I was looking for.

So maybe he will come thru for the folks he has deals with right now. Cause I would of expected him, if he was trying to scam me, offer me everything I was looking for.

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Bounding Assault Marine




well he offered me everything I was looking for at a really dirt cheap price, and while I have found some amazing deals here before, i regret jumping on this one.

2 raiders and 10 assualt marines for 50 bucks
   
Made in us
Sergeant





zephel wrote:well he offered me everything I was looking for at a really dirt cheap price, and while I have found some amazing deals here before, i regret jumping on this one.

2 raiders and 10 assualt marines for 50 bucks



Thats a helluva steal if its real. My apoligizes to all you chaps that got scammed by this a$$hat. I always get a kick out of reading these because people who try to scam other dakkanauts really think that this is all y'alls first time to the rodeo and that they can get away with it.

Good luck




 
   
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zephel wrote:well he offered me everything I was looking for at a really dirt cheap price, and while I have found some amazing deals here before, i regret jumping on this one.

2 raiders and 10 assualt marines for 50 bucks


Hey to help the community im willing to send 10 assault marines over to you if it helps. sry I don't have any land raiders

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Bounding Assault Marine




thanks, that would really help out with the painting project i'm trying to get done,and with ths whole issue he kind of put me back a bit cause now i gotta sit and wait and hope paypal gives me back my money.
   
 
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