Dont deal with them.
Let them wander the digital wastelands - alone and unwanted!
Over the past ten years we have compiled a long list of people who have tried to dishonestly obtain stock from us, or received stock and then tried to cheat us out of payments.
We feel other prospective buyers / sellers should be made aware of these people so they can treat any impending / requested transactions by them with utmost caution.
However, as we have just constructed this new web site, we have decided to just list those that have tried to scam us over the past few months.
As our terms and conditions now tend to discourage potential scammers very few are now trying, and those that do fail. However this leaves them a bit upset and in retaliation they will do their best to spread malicious rumors about our business. To counter this we are now going to openly name and shame these pathetic people.
From November 2020 to January 2021 there were only two notable scammers:
Mr Mathew Smith (Matt Smith)
from Brickley Lane, Devizes, in the UK.
He originally wanted to use his PayPal business account to pay for some colonies, and wanted the goods sent to his private home address. This is a well-known trick used by scammers, as it would have rendered PayPal’s 'sellers protection guarantee' invalid.
As a precaution we informed him that to proceed with the order we would only accept payment by one of our approved methods. Everything seemed fine and the colonies were posted and arrived okay.
However, shortly after the goods had been delivered, we received notification from PayPal that his payment had been frozen. Apparently, he had submitted a claim wanting his money back - stating his PayPal account had been hacked, he had not made the transaction, and knew nothing about the purchase. Not the brightest of people, as the online tracking clearly showed delivery was made to his home address, and we had numerous emails from him stating he had placed the order and had received the colonies in good condition.
After we submitted the required information to PayPal and they had investigated, the claim was nullified, and we later heard that his account with them was closed, and he was banned from using PayPal for attempted fraud.
After further investigation it also became known he was on the blacklist of three other sellers for various attempted scams.
We strongly advise you do not deal with him!
Our second scammer goes under the name of Elvijs Lemon.
The name given on the PayPal account he tried to make a purchase with is Bella S and the address given was:
Using an account in someone else name (family or friends) is a common ploy of scammers. It is also a sign that PayPal will not give them their own personal account because of previous problems.
Taking into consideration his behavior and actions we decided not to proceed with his order. We refunded his payment in full, stating his order was cancelled. Having been unable to succeed with his scam he then became extremely abusive, to the point that he was sending us five / six emails daily with various threats.
Notably this person has since been found to be using several different fake names, which is also another sign of a potential scammer. His aliases found so far are Andrejs Dark and Aldeen Maguire.
Again we strongly suggest avoiding any dealings with this person.
For future reference!
All attempting scammers are blacklisted and their details sent out to other sellers, and hence also added to their blacklists.
Update: for February to September, 2021 - We are happy to announce that we have no additions to our 'scammers list'.