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#1 adamhanlon

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:23 PM

Dear Wetpixel members,

 

What follows is a list of people who have been uncovered as not being who they claim to be! 

 

We would strongly advise extreme caution if you are thinking of dealing with them.

 

Please feel free to contact me via PM if you have concerns about any individual. I have access to tools that I can use to verify people like IP address searches etc. that can help me make a decision.

 

Thank you!

 

Adam 


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#2 adamhanlon

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

Aquatic (14-04-2017) - banned


taylorsink01 (23-04-2017) - banned (taylorsink01@gmail.com)


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#3 moh.hafez

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM

yes you are right this guy (taylorsink01) was selling the d810 nikon + an expensive lens + shipping for very low price 

i was just negotiating with him or her i asked for an official invoice from paypal but i didn'tget an answer 

until Adam from administration send me a warning email from (taylorsink01)   

 

thanks a lot guys 

best regards

magdy



#4 ianmarsh

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:55 PM

Not a Wetpixel issue, but...

 

Watch out for a listing on Craigslist Newcastle UK for a Nikonos RS kit including 13mm fisheye.

 

He claims his name is Alexander Weiss. He did send additional requested pictures, so probably actually has the gear.

 

I foolishly sent a bank draft for $2200 Cdn and received nothing for my troubles. That was 8 months ago.

 

I see the listing is up again. The listing moves around Britain. It was in Glasgow when I first found it. I started a police investigation through the RCMP and Greenock police, but nothing has come up.

 

Caveat emptor!!

 

ian


Edited by ianmarsh, 26 October 2017 - 06:18 AM.


#5 adamhanlon

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:28 AM

Hi all,

 

Thanks to some super sleuthing by sharp-eyed members of the Wetpixel community, I can confirm that the member known as "mrhenson" (mrhenson124@gmail.com) is a scammer.

 

He/she has now been deleted. 

 

If you had any dealings with him/her I would strongly recommend avoiding passing any money over in any form.

 

Thank you to those who spotted this and let us know...

 

Adam


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#6 Hulkster

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:30 PM

Adam,

Thank you as I was just dealing with "Mrhenson" for a Nauticam CMC-2 wet lens. Had photos and price was fair.

I said that PayPal was my preferred payment method, but he would not use saying he had problems with PayPal.

He suggested a Walmart to Walmart payment plan.

As above, Caveat Emptor.

Terry



#7 papamac58

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:55 PM

I also had a deal going with mrhenson. He sent me screen shots of his ebay feedback. I could tell it was totally fame as everything was well over $3000 that he supposedly sold. When I searched ebay for his user name it came up blank so I called ebay and informed them. I then asked him to list it on ebay snd I would give him $50 more and he gave me the cant use paypal right now speech. Thank you Adam for pming me about him

#8 adamhanlon

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:33 AM

I'm pretty sure that I have another scammer...

 

Please treat all transactions with "mattdck007" with caution.

 

have banned him as of today (02-06-2018). The email address given one his registration was mattdck09@gmail.com

 

​I have also contacted everyone in his DM list. Thanks for the reports of suspicions from the eagle-eyed members!

 

All the best

 

Adam


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#9 adamhanlon

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 02:38 PM

Thank to another eagle eyed community member, I am pretty sure that "nlaza12" is a scammer.

 

I have banned him/her (03-03-2018). The mail address given was renlaz12@protonmail.com.

 

Please use your caution if you are planning to do any deal with him/her...

 

Adam


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#10 adamhanlon

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:17 PM

Another one to add folks....

 

User "miesdoorz" (email address; christirt42@gmail.com) is a scammer. He is banned (04-20-2018).

 

Please exercise caution.

 

Thanks to eagle eyed members...

 

Adam


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#11 dawallace99

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

Although it wasn't on this website and I have no way of knowing if she is on this website, but there is a lady on Facebook named "Jo Smith" who "studied at the University of Plymouth and is from Los Angeles" who took one of my shark images and posted it on her timeline with a link to a SCAM website called "Gear Bubble" without my permission.  She has apparently done that numerous times with other images from other photogs, some with watermarks and some without....  BEWARE of doing business with her!!

 

Debbie Wallace


Edited by dawallace99, 02 May 2018 - 04:12 PM.


#12 makar0n

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 01:35 AM

Although it wasn't on this website and I have no way of knowing if she is on this website, but there is a lady on Facebook named "Jo Smith" who "studied at the University of Plymouth and is from Los Angeles" who took one of my shark images and posted it on her timeline with a link to a SCAM website called "Gear Bubble" without my permission.  She has apparently done that numerous times with other images from other photogs, some with watermarks and some without....  BEWARE of doing business with her!!

 

Debbie Wallace

 

Hmm think this might fit better in "Copyright Issues, Non-Payment, Fraud, Theft" forums.

 

http://wetpixel.com/...hp?showforum=21


Edited by makar0n, 04 May 2018 - 01:38 AM.


#13 adamhanlon

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 12:42 PM

A Wetpixel member has been approached by an individual using the email address chopperwip@gmail.com. There are no Wetpixel members registered at this email address.

 

The member had posted their email address on a wanted to buy ad and this individual approached them offering the item that they wanted via email. Fortunately, the member realized that chopperwip@gmail.com was a scammer.

 

If you are approached by anyone using this address, please do not attempt to complete a transaction with him/her.

 

As a general rule, I would avoid completing transactions with individuals that approach you blind via email. In order to access the Wetpixel PM system, individuals have to register, validate their email address and we can track IP addresses etc. This provides an element of basic security.

 

All the best

 

Adam


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