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Regarding Banned Members
Topic Started: Dec 29 2012, 11:39 AM (7,494 Views)
The Red Shadow
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I don't think I really encountered needler directly at any time, he was just one of those names I noticed from time to time. As for ausgamer, that is somewhat of a surprise to me as I did a transaction with him some months ago and it went off without a hitch. Hopefully I didn't contribute to anything shady he might have had going on.
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stinger9142
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ddr2nite, Thank you for what you said.

Shadow, He had done quite a lot of business here with various members. I know his secret may come across as a shock to many members, but can assure you it is all true. Other recent developments have proved it further.


Again, if any of you have any useful information or suspicions, please pass them along in a pm to me or other staff.
Thank you all.

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Cabanon
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is there any real proof of shill bidding on his own auction or is this just speculation ? if you have solid proof, i would honestly contact ebay about this so his account can be banned.

everytime we think we've seen it all, there's just another level of shadiness that get exploited. damn people sometimes !
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DeeMoney
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amr355 was one of his names, and an eBay name as well. He has even making offers on controllers that I have for sale and know that he made 2 offers to K87 on his M2000. I can only imagine how low tey would ave been.
Nintendo Network ID - DeeMoney19
PSN Network ID - hallxx81xx
Xbox Live Gamertag - DeeMoney 2K19

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stinger9142
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Cabanon,
I have not had the time to verify every claim against him yet as I have family visiting in town right now. I have been told by at least 3 sources now that verify that some of his other alias names were involved in their transactions with him. It is safe to assume the worst from that to me, but I will be digging deeper for my personal satisfaction.

Dee, amr355 is one of the accounts he was using on here as an alternate as well. Thank you for the information.

Definitely a shady individual!
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stinger9142
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Small update. I verified the Ebay claims. The accusations were true. The same conglomeration of user names on here (with matching IP's) is also on there. These accounts constantly give feedback one to another. I saw accounts that were Anthony as amr355, ganstaterrybeer, terry_454, his cousin I believe (jasonv1988), and girlfriend (staceym007). I want to be clear, I believe these are all 1 person acting like many.

3 hours later I have individually banned all 100+ of his IP's, and investigated those claims. The reward, nailing another one of his accounts created on here January 1st called "Shadow".

If anybody had any doubts before, I hope this casts light on this crook.
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Cabanon
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holy crap. I hate scammers and he needs to be punished for that. report that to ebay asap.

100+ IPs, must be a pain to retrieve a new IP everyday just to scam people.
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DeeMoney
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If this is the case, then how do I stop him from bidding on my stuff on eBay? I really don't want anything to do with him if this is what's going on.

Surely there must be away from stopping an eBay member from bidding on your items.
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K87
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Jan 4 2013, 07:20 AM
amr355 was one of his names, and an eBay name as well. He has even making offers on controllers that I have for sale and know that he made 2 offers to K87 on his M2000. I can only imagine how low tey would ave been.
His offer was $5.00 but I had auto decline for offers that ridiculous and when I was selling my daiei hawks console he put $100.
stinger9142
Jan 5 2013, 01:43 AM
Small update. I verified the Ebay claims. The accusations were true. The same conglomeration of user names on here (with matching IP's) is also on there. These accounts constantly give feedback one to another. I saw accounts that were Anthony as amr355, ganstaterrybeer, terry_454, his cousin I believe (jasonv1988), and girlfriend (staceym007). I want to be clear, I believe these are all 1 person acting like many.

3 hours later I have individually banned all 100+ of his IP's, and investigated those claims. The reward, nailing another one of his accounts created on here January 1st called "Shadow".

If anybody had any doubts before, I hope this casts light on this crook.
I had a run in with staceym007 when I was selling my daiei hawks console she was making me offers of $200 and preaching about how high the price is when she had a clear red boxed console up for sale for $700 at the same time.
Edited by K87, Jan 5 2013, 08:24 AM.
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DeeMoney
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Ha now that u mention it. I do remember staceym007. I sent them a few Meg's about those $700 consoles. Bloody ludacris
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stinger9142
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Guys, I will be honest. I have never used EBAY to buy anything, and have limited knowledge of it. I don't know how to go about reporting things, or trying to block anybody. I will say that if anybody wants the links to the specifics I mentioned, PM me, and I will share them.

I little side note: His girlfriends account it listed as "no longer a member" on ebay. I THINK the Jason account also was closed. There were quite a few closed accounts that left feedback across the list of aliases. I don't know if that is truly suspicious or not.
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Mk II
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perhaps he's trying to cover his tracks by ending the accounts?
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SicCooper
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Here is the link to the page where you can block certain bidders on Ebay:

http://pages.ebay.com/services/buyandsell/biddermanagement.html


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stinger9142
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MKII, perhaps so. I didn't try to find a close date. those people had 100% feedback rating if I recall. I wondered if they had been shut down or something.

SicCooper: Thanks for including that link.
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Grizzmeister
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Caveat emptor which is Latin for "let the buyer beware".

Now that Nintendo 64 games and peripherals have become so sought-after price manipulators have jumped in to take advantage of uninformed and/or novice collectors. This is why if you really don't have a sincere passion for video games you should only purchase what you intend to play and leave the collecting to the experts.
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DeeMoney
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Jan 5 2013, 09:59 AM
Here is the link to the page where you can block certain bidders on Ebay:

http://pages.ebay.com/services/buyandsell/biddermanagement.html
Thanks cooper. amr355 has been added to the list. Bet ill get a msg through eBay. Serves him right tho, how can you trust someone who uses multiple names and multiple IP address.

Thanks to the staff for protecting this community and giving us the option to also be aware of them through other Internet sites.
Nintendo Network ID - DeeMoney19
PSN Network ID - hallxx81xx
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stinger9142
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Not a problem. Forum trust and forum integrity are high priority.

A bust like this is hard to do without the help of a member coming forward. A special thanks goes to him.

If anybody ever has proof or even suspicions about a similar situation, it never hurts to look into it. Please pass the word along.
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Matt
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Sad the lengths people go to.

I have some suspicions myself on how he got so many IPS. But it would be impossible to block I believe and I don't want to give them any ideas of they're reading
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cyan_phoenix
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Bloody hell. It has just occurred to me he has contacted me under all those different usernames regarding stuff I have for sale, not cool. Thanks for all your detective work Stinger!

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clarky_n64
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I'm just going to sound out what others have already said but great job on all the detective work stinger.

We (N64 Forever), or any other community for that matter needs this type of character amongst them. Scamming will not be tolerated, especially not here.

Great job again stinger :yeah:
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stinger9142
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Matt
Jan 5 2013, 09:01 PM
Sad the lengths people go to.

I have some suspicions myself on how he got so many IPS. But it would be impossible to block I believe and I don't want to give them any ideas of they're reading
It is possible to have MANY IP's and have nothing done wrong. I probably have more than anybody, at least more than anybody I have seen. I log in from my phone a lot, and have lived 3 different places in the last year. I am not sure how so many come in to play, but yikes :lol:

Perhaps his number IS from a certain method of taking advantage though, who knows.


Phoenix and Clarky, No problem guys. As always, my pleasure to serve the community :)

*EDIT* just checked for kicks. I have over 180+ myself. That is insane. I recounted all the ones that span the Anthony ordeal. There were right at 100 involved, with most of them being tied to the "ausgamer355" account.
Edited by stinger9142, Jan 6 2013, 02:24 PM.
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I'm kinda curious about what Needles did. I know the guy was offensive, but this must've been pretty bad to give him the boot.
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WOW that is just crazy, i would never had guessed that sort of stuff was going on here, you doing a great job Stinger, and the rest of the Admin of corse, thanks for all you do for us in keeping these clowns off this forum, this is one reason why i keep coming back. :yeah:
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stinger9142
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Stik, what ultimately got him wasn't actually his initial offense. It was his refusing to comply and the action he threatened to do.

Scooter, it is a part of growing I guess. Glad to hear you approve of the job :)
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stinger9142
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Message to all members

After much deliberation and careful consideration the staff has unanimously decided to permanently ban ItsOnlyAFleshWound from this forum.
He has been disrespectful towards other members and staff on multiple occasions and used the PM system to intimidate another member.
Despite several warnings he did not change his disruptive behavior and his recent outbursts left us no choice but to act in this manner.

Let this be a reminder to everyone that we do have certain rules of conduct here.
Choose to ignore them at your own peril.

I would also like to add that using the PM system to attack another member is among the most serious of offenses. Any such PM's should be immediately be reported to a staff member.
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Xephyrian
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Whoa, I didn't see that coming. I've noticed him being rude lately but he always seemed very knowledgeable. Again, I'm glad he's been properly dealt with though and you're keeping the forums safe and scum-free :P Thanks for looking out for everyone. :yeah:
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DeeMoney
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Thanks for the update stinger. It's good to know that the staff are on to sorting things like this out.

It's sad to see a member go but you can't have that type of behaviour going on here. :yeah:
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Waddle Dee
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Wait what, I mean I know he was a bit rude but he wasn't the only offending person here. He was really helpful around here and from the time I have known him, he seemed to be a pretty good guy. But I haven't also been intimated by him, im sure you guys made the right decision but it really sucks that someone like him got the boot
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stinger9142
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Waddle: you are correct in that he was not the only one who acted out of line. Other parties were dealt with as well. Fleshwound was however the only one who elected to attack (unprovoked) another member through a pm. Punishments like this are typically done after a prevailing pattern of negative behavior is identified, and repeated behavior warnings go unheeded.

For the record, the notification mentions this was not his only offense, though it is the one that became the final straw.
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I can't say I knew him even the slightest, but I hope ( and I'm certain ) action was taken becausr it was deemed necessary. This is at least good in the sense that it means the staff care about the quality of the forum's content.

Let's just hope this doesn't have to happen again!
Edited by YogurtStorm, Feb 12 2013, 06:20 PM.
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