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Discussion in 'References' started by meowmix, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. meowmix

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    I guess it's past time for somebody to do a compilation of all posters who have tried to scam, scammed, or have been caught trying to scam. This is essentially a list of all people to avoid doing a transaction with. I hope TW sticky's this thread in all forums.

    I'll start the list off by posting the following people I found through a quick search. I'll update this list as needed, if other posters start posting.

    Avoid the following people:


    Charles Nguyen (nguyenc_07@yahoo.com)
    Tom Jones of Broadlands, VA 20148
    Richard Nguyen / ismashall
    "Hoooon"
    Band WilsonBabolat
    John Doe
    Francesco Broggini Again
    Dave Lin aka Knight Terrence Kuo III
    Victor (from Singapore)

    jason whitman
    kinneyrhs
    CWINE979
    chris osterburg
    DIMA (supposed real name is Bruno Garcia)
    wlm1966
    Huy Nguyen
    promega98
    Sean Kimball
    LOVEASIAN23
    7INFINITY
    Birdword
    ASK1ED
    Wayne Martin
    tennis4losers
    Rona Paritsky
    Sniper Jedi (aka Shawn Cooke)
    bblttnns200@aol.com
    agassiguy23, baselineplaya, AmeliasDad and AmeliasDad23 (all the same guy)
    David Sollenberger/DXS http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=138391
    Robbie Panopio/ss2miraitrunks21 http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=128291
    David Breen/David7410 http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=86966
    Lee Levine/Birdword http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=79959
    D. Beausoleil/ Wildmoose 31 http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=72325
    Victor Luk/easykid http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=171178
    BlackJesus
    Dumbledore
    francesco179
    fbroggio


    This is not a complete list, and I encourage anybody and everybody to add to this list. Hopefully, we can create an almost complete list of all scammers/frauds on this board and cut down on the scams. Also, if you feel that your name is up here wrongfully, feel free to argue your case. However, please keep the profanities out, and please argue in a manner befitting mature human beings.

    Edit: please also note that if somebody comes up with a name containing "23", please note this is probably Matt Ellis, again. Again, this is just probably.

    My appologies to Pistol Pete. Somebody had complained prematurely about you, and I had added your name to the list without researching further. If you've lost any trades/sales, you have my sincerest appologies.
     
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  2. Ten_nuts

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    Hey Meowmix, i see the list here has the ID tennuts, does it mean it's me? I can see that it doesn't have the "lower dash" there but it's pretty much the same. So let me know if it's me. Explanations? Thanks
     
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    My mistake. You were accused by ximian of selling a Pro Tour 280 in not that great condition and labeling it an 8. I did not read far enough into the thread to realize that both you and the buyer had some problems. On further review, I believe that you made a mistake, an honest mistake, and you were not trying to scam anybody.
     
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    I would add Shawn Cooke, who goes by SniperJedi and other names. There were several names. He claimed to be a teaching pro in North Carolina somewhere.
     
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    Thank you. What can i say.
     
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    added
    thanks
     
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    Why paultran? I knoiw he had a BS buyer complain aboiut him, but I saw the racquets and it was all about a $5 grommet.

    While your list is a good idea, maybe in this case, you need to remove paultran from this list (unless I missed something).

    I checked the only "bad" refrence for paultran and its bogus. I doubt you read the whole thread. You need to remove his name from the list because he is an excellent seller/buyer (I have had numerous transactions with him). Sometimes a transaction does not go well and not because there is a scam. He offered a return and even gave the buyer $5 to get a grommet kit.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=163026
     
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  8. meowmix

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    I just did a quick search for bad references. I appologize to Paultran for my haste. Slappano, thanks for clearing this up.
     
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    yeah these threads would be very good sticky threads and would probably eliminate many problems
     
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    Several people had problems with one agassiguy23 who has another name too. Something like baselineplaya. There are some threads about it.

    At some time you may need to copy the list out, sort it, and copy back in.
     
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    Comments above noted. Thanks to vkartiv for creating the other bad references thread.
     
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    Hey, this is Vinh Le. Obviously you haven't read the thread that I guess I was a part of... ugh.
     
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    Noted, and added. It's funny that this guy doesn't even both to deny he's Agassiguy23. Anybody got one of his many email adresses?
     
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    What thread? Please post a link.

    Oh, btw, your name has been removed from the list. Vkartiv stated that the two of you got things settled out.
     
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    My question is how do we stop these people from register for a new name and do it again?
     
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    That's the problem, you can't. For example, ameliasdad, ameliasdad23, Agassiguy23, and baselineplaya are all the same person. The person has a ton of email adresses, and since all you need to do to register is provide a legit email adress, well, there's a problem.

    For the most part, it's up to the buyer to realize that something's fishy. I've tried to provide email adresses in the advent that some scammer uses a previous email adress and can get nailed for that. Also, I know that as soon as somebody's name gets posted with an "avoid this person" title, that person will definately jump ship. The sooner they jump, the better.
     
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    Addition to THE LIST

    Hey meowmix, can you add ngray99 - Nick Gray to the list? Thanks! Just a question, can this post become a sticky? I think it would help users in general.
     
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    Not yet. I will give him one week to defend himself. At the end of one week, his name will be added. After all, you posted the negative feedback yesterday (and it seems like he's selling stuff, again). I left him a warning in his FS thread. We'll see how it goes.
     
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    Mods, any chance of stickying this?
     
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  22. AmeliasDad

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    First of all- I changed names because my first one was banned- thats why I didn't deny it- why lie about? Funny thing is that the people who had issues with me have all come forward and posted that I paid them back- they didn't ask me to be added to this list- only self-righteous people like Slappano and The Shaun have made a big deal about me being here- if I've "ripped them off" then fine let them step forward and have me added to this list but I've never had anything to do with them. I 've had many good transacations and will continue to have good transactions on this board- maybe under this name- maybe under another. If I was such a bad guy why aren't there more people whining about me like Slappano and theShuan are doing?
     
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    Well, the thing is, I trust both Slappano and the Shaun.

    They've been bashing you, I'll admit that. But a quick search turns up the following bad references:
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=184567&highlight=agassiguy23&page=2

    Also, it's been proved (almost conclusively) that you were using both the id baselineplaya and agassiguy23 at the same time, and confused quite a few people. Granted, you've had quite a few good deals (including a splendid one with doc hollidae), but you've also had one too many bad ones. Many people haven't bothered to post a negative. Just take a look at the thread above. I count 4 people disatisfied with you, and I haven't even looked hard. Sorry, but your name stays.
     
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    First? Baselineplaya got banned. Agassiguy23 got banned. Now you're here as ameliasdad. There's a problem here...
     
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    Again if you read those threads- I repaid everyone who was owed money. As I stated before- people continue to work with me dispite what Slappano and Shaun say. So I'm here and they can just get over it and will continue to be here one way or the other. I figure if they leave me alone, I'll leave them alone. My only mistake was trusting that a tennis shop would ship out my frames for me. I trusted them to do that and I was also taken advantage of and I tried to make it right but some people who have nothing to do with my situation can't let it go... these boards don't belong to Slappano or Shuan and until they start their own boards the need to move on and quite acting like they are the board poice.
     
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    I don't know whether or not you have. Again, I'm just looking at the thread posted above, and boy do you have NEGATIVE feedback!!! When top notch traders/sellers as well as people with extremely high reputations almost ALL start smelling fish, including Breakpoint, Chris in Japan, Slappano, and the Shaun, you're in trouble. While it does seem that everybody in that thread was paid back their money (although one was paid 5 months late...), it was a bit late.

    All in all, it seems that you've made unforgivable mistakes. It seems you've attempted to scam, and when the pressure was too high, you corrected your mistakes. While you've had your fair share of good buys/trades/sales, you've also made a few eggregious mistakes.

    If you've really reformed, then I advise you dissociating yourself from this account. As you already know, your names has already been tarnished (and not just because of this thread). In the end, it's not the poster's name that matters, it's the poster himself. If you can honestly trade with people, you'll build up a reputation for yourself, away from the tarnished reputation of Agassiguy23.
     
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  27. AmeliasDad

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    See you in my next account... Good night & Good luck.
     
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    Goodbye, and may your next account not be so plagued. I wish you the best of luck.
     
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    You are an extremely ignorant person. You not only stole money from people, but took MONTHS to pay them back only because you were pressured. You continue to deny responsibility by blaming others. You caused stress to counltess people and I (and others) have every right to warn them about a scammer such as yourself. Why anyone knowingly would give you $ mean is beyond me (they don't read the refrence section and have no idea who you are, so don't give your garbage). I have a perfect reputation on this board because I don't lie, steal and mislead people. You have no class and only admitted to who you were because of others "ouiting" you. You never apologized publicly until we outed you as the scammer, Agassiguy23, Baselineplaya, Ameliasdad and Ameliasdad23...see the pattern?

    You have been BANNED because you are a thief. I will also be sending this information to a mod and request you be banned since you are obviously not supposed to do business on the boards.
     
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  30. meowmix

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    Slappano, cut him a break. Sure, he's had more than a few trades/sales/buys go wrong, but he's also had quite a few that were more than satisfactory. He may not be the most honest guy, but he's sure better than some.

    Also, he stated he'll be abandoning his current account. I have no doubt that he'll have set another one up by this time in one week. However, I really believe in second chances. You'll notice that although he's had this account for 2 months, he hasn't done any scamming. The transaction he did complete was quite honorable:
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=195870&highlight=ameliasdad (you'll notice that this reference is probably legit- it predates any of his other accounts, by a few years)

    I really believe in second chances. Although some diehards will inevitably criticize me and say that I'm being way too innocent of the world, I think he deserves a second chance. He hasn't done any scamming in this account, and perhaps he wasn't planning to. He has gotton his reputation absolutely trashed with this account though. Perhaps he has reformed. Perhaps he hasn't. I'm willing to take a risk in the hopes that he has. In any case, if he does try to scam in his new account, he'll be caught very quickly. The worst that can happen is that he'll scam one more time (and some fellow will be in for a headache). But I don't think (I hope at least) that he won't. The minute he scams again, he'll be caught and turned out by guys like you. I think it's in his best interests to quit scamming, permanantly. On the other hand, the best that can happen is that we'll have done society a boon and bettered a person.
     
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  31. AmeliasDad

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    I don't owe you and apology- you keep acting like I violated you. Talk about arrogant- you're the one playing board police. You make it sound like I ripped you off- it's time to get over your self and your "perfect reputation." All I wanted to do is rebuild my reputation but you just can't get over my presence on the board. I apologized to everyone I owed money to and they accepted it- your the only one who can't seem to get over it. Your hate for me and distain will bother you much more than me so I would suggest moving on and getting over it- or get a life or something.
     
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    You are a good guy on the boards, but I disagree with you on this. He scammed a multitude of people. I re-read his threads and also remember what a Putz he was as Baselineplaya...he does not deserve any second chance. He is a complete loser. He SCAMMED people. Its not as if a mistake was made or a lost item or two. It took him 5 months to pay one guy back. Reason why I am on him is because he won't admit he tried to scam people and blames another person. To me and anyone with a sense of logic would realize he is garbage. He got banned for a reason. If someone did not catch on, he would just act like nothing happened. I pride myself in being honest (including many other sellers) and this is the worst kind of member..a thief!

    Besides his lies and whatnot he had the adacity to post this...shows what type of person he is:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=174787&highlight=agassiguy23
     
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  33. Azzurri

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    Again, you show how class-less you are. You are a thief, PERIOD. I am not at all the only one that would never do business with a liar like you. You are extremely ignorant if you think that.
     
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    Go Get 'em Slappy

    I love the thread where as Baselineplaya he claims to have had two successful transactions with Agassiguy23. That alone should tell you all you need to know.
     
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    Exactly. He's a thief.
     
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  36. Azzurri

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    He thinks we are stupid. The only reason why he made a transaction recently is because the buyer had no clue who he was. I know he will set up a new email and username shortly. We just have to hope people see the name Matt Ellis, MJ Ellis or Matthew Ellis and stay away from him.

    That thread is a classic...never seen anything like it.
     
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  37. Azzurri

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    According to Agassiguy23, Ameliasdad23, Ameliasdad and Baselineplaya he apologized to his victims and everything is alright. So lets just ignore the fact that he lied, stole, misinterpreted, cheated, swindled..I could go on and on. That is what he thinks I and everyone else should do.:shock:
     
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    When you've had three accounts banned in a relatively short time, there isn't much you can say in your defense.
     
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    I think he is done trying. Amazing how much he defended himself..kinda like OJ.:shock:
     
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    3? Which ones? Baselineplaya, agassiguy23, which other one? All at the same time practically?
     
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    check out htis ready for it mattellis.justgotowned.com
     
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    youve got to copy and paste it htough its just for you slappano and theshaun
     
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    Lol ^^^

    I got to admit, that's pretty funny. :)
     
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    Ahhhhhhhhh!!!! Man That Is Funny As Heck!
     
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  45. Azzurri

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    Hysterical!! Thanks!:) Baby in microwave was not funny and gross.:cry:

    I had my 19 day old daughter on my arm, so it was a bit out there even for a thick skinned person such as myself.
     
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    Congrats, Slap!
     
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  47. Azzurri

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    Thanks!

    I wonder if Ellis got himself a new username by now. He has not posted in a few days.
     
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    Probably. If you're really that vindictive, you could do a search of all TW members that joined within the last two weeks and take it from there. :)
     
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    Wow, I havn't been around this section in a while and was surprised to see this thread. I can't believe that wank was Amelia'sDas or what ever he called himself..

    God, remember when he bought two perfect LM Prestige mids off me, and then after paying me obviously must have found something better, and so he emailed me to tell me that he lost his job....

    Thinking I was being a nice guy I decided to meet him in the middle and allowed him money for one of the frames back and sent him the other.

    Then I find out that he had pulled the scam on other people and was using the boards as his own little shopfront. Where by he was getting people to do him a "favour" and drop their prices, and then he would turn around and sell them for a profit.

    Yeah, he is a swell guy! ;)
     
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    God, I hope he really isn't anyone's dad. Not many quality life lessons to learn from a scumbag like this guy.
     
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