30-07-2012 until 31-08-2020
The Old Boss
Scammers and Bad Traders - named and shamed
While we've had thousands of successful sales on this forum there's a small handful of people that are unfortunately out to con. It's nigh on impossible for us to police all sales (hence why it's a free service) but we urge you to use caution and common sense when trading on here.
Be aware of new members, especially those that have only ever posted in the trading sections. Someone who joins in on the other forums is more likely to be a proper member of the community and more trustworthy!
Beware of NEW MEMBERS offering you something in the Wanted Section
The most common scam is to join up and respond to your adverts in the Wanted section. Quite by chance, they have exactly what you want, you send money and they do a runner with it. So beware of any NEW MEMBERS offering you stuff - Members with 50, 100 or way more posts are a lot safer bet! Personally I would never buy from someone with less than 10 posts.
This particular scam is a favourite of a regular scammer called Tom Heath, he's server time for fraud but keeps coming back to UK RC sites and targeting it's members. So please be warned.
We will update this announcement as and when we find new scammers or really bad traders so please check here before you buy and contact me or one of the other mods/admin if you know of any other scammers!
Fred Flintstone- Fred Smith
danial..ebay name borntorace2000, email addy email@example.com
cookiemonster email is firstname.lastname@example.org Pay pal name barry bombhead
JimmyN / Acetone are the same person and trading with the paypal details of:
Jim Spotint and email email@example.com
09/08/2012 - LiamJohns added, has used the same method of PMing someone with a wanted advert, registered email address firstname.lastname@example.org
4/9/2012 - JimFixIt and TrevBash also PMing people and same IP address - e-mail addresses are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org respectively
10/09/2012 - RobertWin trading with email address email@example.com
26/11/2012- xray808dude AKA Rhys Banks from Lancashire
6/03/13- johny69, email firstname.lastname@example.org Possible real name of Ashley Wright or John Hopkins, ebay name alanh2012.2012
06/04/13 meatheadtom, email: email@example.com, given name Thomas Patrick but sounds it's like Tom Heath as he's been doing the "PM you the exact thing you wanted scam"
19.4.2013 Santos rc: firstname.lastname@example.org,Stafford Area.