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    Posted: 11/09/2017 at 7:59pm
There is a dispute between Chicho Fricho and Shawnnie20. I can't tell what is going on. They need resolve it along the lines that I directed them.




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Thanks.  Yep. The same low-life worthless scammer.

he has quite a few posts.  I have deleted most.  Probably missed a bunch.


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Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

Leontruong aka Leon1978 aka Nittaku2018 is a scammer.  We have put him on this list.  Those names have been banned but he will create new ones.



he still post items for sale under Nittaku2019
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By the way, another way to know this Leon dude is a scammer is he was offering "Pro" Viscarias for $300. 

That is a load of crap.

You want a new Viscaria?  Contact an authorized dealer and specify a weight. I bought a lot of them from Megaspin and never was disappointed. Don't fall for this "pro version nonsense". 

You want a used one?  Lots of them here,  good sellers like Dean and Antuan, ProSpin, Emihet, and many others always have nice ones.  (I still thank Emihet for the two that he sold me, incredible blades both of them, and also there are other long time members here selling Viscarias you can trust, the members I listed often sell them so they stuck in my memory).
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Leontruong aka Leon1978 aka Nittaku2018 is a scammer.  We have put him on this list.  Those names have been banned but he will create new ones.

This scammer will push worldsports11.com and tabletennispro11.com and probably other fishy sites. He keeps creating new identities. He is Vietnamese. He claims to have a TT store in the US.  (When asked to tell us where it was, he said it was in Downtown USA).

He especially infests LF threads and the Hot Deal thread, so if you are looking for something and this guy appears on your thread, usually he will post a comment to tell you he has what you are looking for and then try to get you to go to his website to find the blade.  He claims to sell Butterfly products and cheap Tenergy.  He makes a few 2-3 word comments on other threads, perhaps trying to establish legitimacy.

Most of the fishy websites he promotes have the number 11 in them and his scam websites will show up usually as a mirror to TT11, at least on the occasions when the links actually work.  That is obviously filthy.

Don't confuse him with TT11, the vendor based in Estonia that is one of the best on the planet.

This guy is a stubborn scammer and it is not easy to keep up with him since he creates new identities every day.  Hopefully you won't see a lot of his posts because I hide them when I see them or when people point them out to me.  Still, I don't stay here 24/7 so some will appear for awhile. 

By the way, I have contacted TT11 to let them know what this guy is doing, and perhaps they can assist in stopping him.

This guy has broken numerous forum rules repeatedly.  He has also tried to scam members at Table Tennis Daily. 

Scammers need to know that mods of MyTT and TTD are friends and we cooperate a lot, especially to identify and ban scammers.  None of us consider that the forums are competing with each other, since at any time about 2/3 of our active memberships overlap.  That means that if you scam there we learn about it here, and if you scam there I will ban you here.  Same goes with OOAK forum. 

Don't deal with him.
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Originally posted by Avallo Avallo wrote:

pheew.. nearly do a transaction with ppplaya...



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pheew.. nearly do a transaction with ppplaya...

an indonesian tennis table maniac

MY FEEDBACK

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Pongster made a brief return as Pingpongplaya.

Seriously dude.  Stay the f%%^ away.
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By the way, this is the Facebook page of scammer Johan Wilmar of Surabaya, Indonesia. 

http://www.facebook.com/johan.wilmar
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JonTargaryen down in flames by the dragons....Don't come back again as a white walker please .....
Never faster than the max....
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Joe Wilmar returned again as JonTargaryen.  Banned. 

I hate to have to write this, but I am going to anyway.  I would use considerable and prudent caution dealing with new members from Indonesia who do not have feedback.  If you do make a transaction, be sure to use Paypal in a way that means you can get your money back, and I would not do a trade. 

We certainly have trusted members like Avallo from Indonesia. He has been here for years and sells good blades at a good price. But I am concerned that Joe Wilmar will keep coming back with new names and I won't always be able to keep up with him.

So yes, it has come to this.

By the way, this guy's actual name is Johan Wilmar.
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Thanks to updates from members I am able to keep track of previously banned spammers who return under new names, a recurring problem that is not easy to solve.

Joe Wilmar returned as Actheroes.  Banned.

Be very very cautious of making any deal with a brand new member who have not posted anything in the forums and who contacts you by email.  Be also careful of new members who ONLY post in the For Sale section.  

The feedback section is something we provide to help people buy and sell blades more safely.  And if someone seems fishy to you, let me know.  No guarantees but I may be able to find out more. 
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Again, if our scammer doesn't like public shaming he shouldn't scam people.  By the way, he managed to get a message to me complaining that three members of his family have the same name (Erik), and also that somehow three generations of women in his family are named Petra!  (The implications are staggering).  Perhaps he thinks that having his crimes revealed reflects badly on them too. 

If he was concerned about that he should not have been committing what might be called mail fraud here in North America.

Note also that our scammer provided his name and address to people he scammed who then gave it to me.  I spent a few minutes with Google and found out other things, all in the public domain.  So as far as some "data law", I haven't revealed anything that can't be learned about this person from his name alone and a decent internet connection.

That said, just knowing his name and his city are enough to warn off people.  I appreciate learning about his other email address, though.
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I think you removed too much information, makes it easier for him to commit fraud again, ps:
He used 22dister@seznam.cz when emailing with me. Also, what kind of world wide data protection law? I've newer heard of this before. (Sounds like he just want to scam some more using his wifes name)
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So now you can write in English?

If you don't like it, stop committing fraud.  I have removed some of the information, but not all.

In any case, you are banned for repeatedly posting in a foreign language after being warned repeatedly.

Please don't try to come back. 


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Personal data protection and disclosure on your site is in violation of data protection law for individuals, entities, and companies worldwide!

Edited by petra - 08/02/2017 at 1:50pm
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This scammer uses the names "Riky", "Erik" and "Petra". 

This person is actually named Erik Zegermacher from Trebon in the Czech Republic.

He has used the following IP addresses on table tennis forums.
193.165.237.48
193.165.72.3
178.255.168.33
193.165.236.9

The e-mail address he uses is: petulaerca@seznam.cz (when he is "Erik") and terdis@seznam.cz when he is "Riky".

Do not under any circumstances buy or trade for a blade with this idiot.


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Based on information I have now from two different MyTT members, I very strongly warn people to not buy or sell blade from riky.

He has been permanently banned as a scammer. 

I will post more information about this person soon.




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So people know what is going on, two days ago I received a PM from one of our longest and most trusted members as follows:

Yes, so i send him [Riky] a blade first class airmail and gave him the customs number and a picture of the package...i know the package made the Czech customs long time ago...he now writes me in czech not english as i told him i need a picture of the receipt and a customs number for his package.  So i can contact us customs for this package...he has refused to provide a receipt and customs number...so i would be weary of him...lesson learned for the 3rd time on my own...will have to send the package registered on my part...but really can't do anything on their part.take care
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Google Translation. Czech to English, last post.-----------

You star, both packages were sent without a tracking number, and the recommendations were cheaper but they carry their risks! How can they be traced to a man? They do not go to the mail to tell me that without a tracking number and recommendations can not trace! Angry.

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I understand that there was not tracking number and that you are not happy, but we will see how things work out.  For now there is some concern about your transactions but nothing in my mind is certain.  That is why I said that people should use caution.  If I was certain you would be banned.

I have asked you repeatedly to post in English, not Czech.  This is the last time I will tell you.  You MUST post in English here.  One of the things I warned our members about is that communication with you might be difficult because you can not or will not write in English, and Google translations are at best approximate.  You are proving this with each additional post you make.


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Ty hvězdo, oba balíčky byly odeslány bez sledovacího čísla a doporučení byly levnější ale nese to svá rizika!Tak jak je mužem dohledat ?!Do nejde na pošty mi řekli, že bez sledovacího čísla a doporučení nejde dohledat!Rozzlobený
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Here is the google translation of what Riky has written (from Czech to English).  It is in response to a For Sale thread in which Emihet voiced concern about a transaction with Riky.  I hope this will all be resolved soon.  So far it has not.-------------------------------

Your opinion is not based on the truth and your claim is

unfair. The problem with the [transaction with Emihet] for you is about the wood thathas not been delivered and no transaction has taken place. First you will find outthe facts and every ticket I receive I have to sign and have my number !!!

In English it is weaker but I've solved with Emihet despite emal io replacing

It's odd from  you! !!!

But after this invalid usual the substitute wood will not send him !!!

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I think now that this is quite likely.
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Could someone please check into user Jkpro05? http://mytabletennis.net/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=35604

There are many similarities to Pongster, would be nice to get this checked out
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JoeWilmar permanently banned. He has had a week to respond. But nothing.
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I am tentatively adding JoeWilmar to the list. He has not responded to my request for information about a transaction. He received payment for a blade and has not shipped it. He has blocked email communication with the buyer. He has not responded to my PMs asking for information. Until this is cleared up I think people should not buy from him or send him a blade in trade.  There may be an explanation, but as yet I don't have it.  I am trying to contact him through some other people.  I will let people know what I find out. 

Edit added:  Another member reminded me that JolWilmar had previously created multiple identities on the forum. 
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Here is something i would suggest to people contemplating buying something here.  Be sure to look to see if there is actual feedback here on that person, meaning that someone here has bought from them and has then reported that they received the blade in the condition reported.  Note that we have a special feedback section for that!  Use it.

Don't just rely on appearances, such as it SEEMS like they have sold a lot of blades based on the For Sale threads that have been closed!!  (Bear in mind that I have no way of verifying that a blade transaction actually occurred just because somebody marks a blade thread as "Sold").  

Feedback actually comes from a buyer.  The more feedback there is the better.  Some people have been selling blades here for many years.  They are absolutely reliable.  I would estimate that at least 2/3 of the sales threads have been started by trustworthy people that fall into that category.  

Therefore, if someone is a relatively new member and you have had a successful transaction with them, you would be doing them a big favor to start a new feedback thread for them, or posting in one they started.

If you are really worried about whether you should proceed with someone, you can contact me and I may be able to provide some input on a seller, since many are well known to me.  I will probably regret making that decision since it will fill up my inbox.  But for now, I will try to do that.  Just do me a favor and try to search the feedback section before contacting me. 
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pongster has been trying to set deals for some of my stuff many times in the past 1 to 2 months.....he is a scammer for sure since reading all about his deals this year......


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