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  1. #1
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    Watch out from [email protected] - Scammer

    Hi,

    I'd like to get your attention to watch out from someone with the email: [email protected] trying to sell his domains or websites.

    He scammed me through StormPay for $250 that I'm still trying to recover.

    He posted somewhere on WHT claiming he has 14 clients for sale and asking $750. After I sent him a deposit to look at his clients info, found out these clients are actually sites made by him.

    I decided not to go ahead with the deal, and he promised me a refund, 12 hrs later nothing, and after dispute through StormPay he is still refusing to acknowledge the scam.

    His username (disabled now) is: avps

    He owns these domains: artduck.biz and other artduck domains

    His name is Karim Hamdy El-Olaimy ([email protected])
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    This person sounds SO unbelievably familiar I just can't hit the nail on the head - I think I ALMOST know who this is. I will confirm tomorrow. Do you happen to know what country he was from and who his web host was?

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    Thanks for the heads up

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    I can't tell the country, but I'm suspecting Poland ? Maybe because the domain is pointing there, but I could be wrong.

    His emails came from this IP address: 62.114.101.252

    which shows:

    IP: 62.114.101.252
    Country: [RIPE Unlisted]
    City: Cairo, Al Qahirah

    So Egyptian my 2nd guess
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    Yes, the IP is from Egypt

    Egypt - Al Qahirah - Cairo - Nile Online

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    Originally posted by LBX
    This person sounds SO unbelievably familiar I just can't hit the nail on the head - I think I ALMOST know who this is. I will confirm tomorrow. Do you happen to know what country he was from and who his web host was?
    You get to choose from a possible 2 dozen or so We try to nab them as quick as we can but members are a little too trusting of brand new members
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    He tried to sell to me. He has WHT usernames "karim_007" and "cded" and both have been banned. I believe his hosting site is http://www.ng4host.net/.
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    Typical this thread pops up the day after i sent money, now also in a stormpay disbute.

    I can confirm that it appears to be a scam, and that he is in egypt.

    I have pointed stormpay towards this thread, in the hope that they will quickly force a refund and disable his stormpay account.

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    Ok, just incase others are still having a problem in stormpay. We provided all the emails that where sent, as well as a link to this thread, and stormpay settled the claim in our favor. So if you have a claim in stormpay still, make sure you provide everything.

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    Lucky you, I'd to go with emails back and forth with StormPay and they refused to refund the money until I called the CC company.

    Then they suspended my account and did a refund. I'm glad I didn't sign their CC authorization form, I'd have been doomed.
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    Sorry tamouh,

    I can only say what happened to us.

    Also Luckiy for us, the guy kept changing his story all the way through the claim, so it made it ovious that something was wrong.

    Again, sorry you lost out tamouh.

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    Thanks for the heads up tamouh, sorry to hear about your loss.

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    anon-e-mouse,

    Can those other 'offers' threads and whatnot be reduced or limited to users whom only have more than a certain number of posts (I assume the current one is relatively low if 'thieves' are getting in.

    Perhaps it could be read-only for anyone with less than 200 posts?
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    Thanks for sharing the pain guys & gals I will survive ...

    I don't think it is a good idea to limit posting on 'related offers' to minimum number because many established users create a new user account to hide their true identity.
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    tamouh,

    Thats also against the rules.
    Yet another good reason to go ahead and do the same.
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    really ? I didn't know that one!
    checking the rules.....checking.....checking:
    >>>
    Rules regarding sales of companies:

    If you feel you require anonymity when selling a company; please submit a ticket at http://www.webhostingtalk.com/helpdesk. Multiple user accounts are expressly prohibited. However, we do make temporary solutions for such situations.
    >>>>
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    hmm, a lot of scamming nowadays
    you guys should be extra careful now
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    Originally posted by primeoutsourcing
    . . .
    you guys should be extra careful now
    That's basically it.

    Be prudent in knowing who you're sending money to.
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    Originally posted by SoftWareRevue
    That's basically it.

    Be prudent in knowing who you're sending money to.
    Well, i might of had to mess around with stormpay, but I did make sure that everything was agreed before sending funds, i would only send half upfront, and i made sure i kept details of everything, then it was just down to stormpay protection.

    He wanted paying by western union at first!
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    Originally posted by HP-David
    anon-e-mouse,

    Can those other 'offers' threads and whatnot be reduced or limited to users whom only have more than a certain number of posts (I assume the current one is relatively low if 'thieves' are getting in.

    Perhaps it could be read-only for anyone with less than 200 posts?
    having less then 200 posts never makes a person "liar" or "thief".
    some politicans steal more than 1000 thieves steal. reputation can be fake, so I disagree your idea.
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    hi ,

    this isn`t Artduck problem , it is my problem in this .

    Artduck company not work in this anymore and i was the person who done this because there was someone stole my email and tried to make scams here with it .

    so i am really sorry to Artduck company about this problems .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamouh
    I can't tell the country, but I'm suspecting Poland ? Maybe because the domain is pointing there, but I could be wrong.

    His emails came from this IP address: 62.114.101.252

    which shows:

    IP: 62.114.101.252
    Country: [RIPE Unlisted]
    City: Cairo, Al Qahirah

    So Egyptian my 2nd guess

    Someone from Egypt from same IP range tried to sign up for the largest reseller hosting plan of us with a stolen CC .
    From same net range and as stupid as to not use a proxy IP probably it was he.

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    I would suggest to any new buyers reading this thread to never pay to see what you are buying. If the seller isn't willing to divulge the information prior to receiving any form of payment, he is not a seller worth dealing with.

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