Hey, I'm with YOU on this one
LOL. It seems my hard approach to scammers has struck a chord with some of the members that had to go through the same procedure with these useless lying scammers on this forum.
I think taking the hard on approach is much more productive in the end with these repetitive scammers.
They see us as easy prey and they come and bite time and time again for easy $$$.
If they find out that we CAN be bothered and we WILL investigate and punish them then maybe they will consider stopping their scamming.
I think it could be a case of the same bunch of scammers coming again and again for the easy bite. If we can teach them otherwise then that is another win for BTC not to be seen as the currency of scammers and for bitcointalk.org as the forum of scams.
Thank you for the support bitlane ! Hope you like my new line alongside the FPJ avatar
. My only concern was how quickly you posted his personal data. You could have used it as a 'Playing Card' and kept it 'in the hole' rather than playing it so quickly
You and I have had great arguments in the past, here and on BTC-E Exchange, but I still know you are a decent guy (if not a bit of a hot head like me) and I can appreciate that. What's right is what's right.
I just think you 'jumped' too quickly and played out a great bargaining chip too soon
Well you certainly have a point there bitlane.
The funniest thing is : I did go that route. I told him that I would release this information if tomorrow at 11 AM GMT he did not send any BTCs. I told him I would call him and talk it over tomorrow and then I would have released the personal information.
But no, he did not settle for that. He attacked me in these two threads ( now locked !!! why would he lock them if he had nothing to hide ? ) saying I am the scammer : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=64192.20
I had to reveal the information hoping he will realise his mistake but that did not happen. When he clearly is in the wrong here he decides to attack me ( even before I revealed anything publicly ! )
I asked him to provide evidence of the so-called "hacking" ( actually a scape goat for his unwillingness to give the shares to the miners ) and he closed the threads.
As for the fund, I really appreciate you and JWU42's generosity but this is not about the money for me. At this point I have spent more time and effort in pursuing the scammer than what the debt is actually worth.
It is about knowing that I am doing something to counter the influx of determined, repetitive scammers on these forums / this community. Determined and persistent scammers need to be matched with determined and perseverent folks that hate getting scammer ( like me and yourself ).
I still will pursue him and call him tomorrow at my expense from the UK to the US. Maybe we should fund an organization with dedicated people to fight and chase scammers / verify legit businesses ? I think BTC really is suffering from this "wild west / each man does his own justice" approach because it is quite hard going it alone against the bunch of scammers found everywhere. Especially after the many incidents we have had with mining pools / online wallets just being "hacked" and disappearing with the coins without trace.
It is easy to scam the sheep and come back a second time for it but if they try to scam ME I will make sure to at least give them HELL for it ( even if I am not probably getting the coins back anyway ) !