Recently, there were two cases where I either released IP addresses of scammers or threatened to. In both of these cases, it was extremely plain that the accused people were guilty because they were both scamming on multiple accounts at the same IP addresses.Is this post still accurate?
However, I have since received many requests to release the personal info of other alleged scammers. I have rejected all of these requests. These cases all required me to decide whether someone is guilty based on evidence that is not so clear-cut. I refuse to do this: the board will not arbitrate disputes.
So do not ask me to release IP addresses unless one of these statements is true:
- The accused person has admitted guilt
- The accused person is scamming on multiple accounts at the same IP addresses. (Obviously you can't determine this, but you can ask me.)
- You have compiled mountains of evidence that the person is guilty, and the person has been given several weeks to respond to the allegations (because you've posted a topic about it and you've PMed the person), and you have a global moderator or other very trusted person second your request. (Have the trusted person contact me to make the request.)
Otherwise I will probably just ignore these requests, as arguing with people about it is taking up too much of my time.
Reminder: The board is not here to protect you from scammers. Use escrow and arbitration.
If not, can you clarify what the forum policy is?
Obviously this place is rife with frauds and scams - a real shame given it is one of the first places people go to to learn about Bitcoin - so it would be enormously helpful if the victims at least knew what they had to do to have relevant information released to them.
I made a request regarding Creativex which (I believe) complied with the third statement above (including being seconded and submitted by a global mod (thank you)) but I have had zero response.