Benny wrote:He created an new account on Terraforums. Already reported him, sending the link to Chef's post.
https://www.terraforums.com/forums/thre ... as.144460/
We knew about that one, I contacted members there to warn them off. I dropped a line to the owner of terraforums.com as well, and he let me know he had already contacted his (TrapHappy) dad.
I have also been in contact with Admins at Reddit, they have contacted his school.
Unfortunately there will always be crap heads, we just need to learn to spot them quicker.
If things feel hinky, back out. Nobody can force you into a transaction. If you feel you need to, contact an Admin for advice. I would be happy to help if I can.
MikeB wrote:Has anyone sicced the cops on him? If any of the transactions occurred via U.S. Mail, then he committed mail fraud. The penalties for this can be steep, and he definitely needs a lesson in why fraud is wrong.
I think that some may go that route. When he did this a couple of years ago, members of another forum started legal action, but dropped it because the dad made good faith efforts to make things right. If someone wanted to, they could always pursue legal action again. However, the problem would be convincing federal officials that it's serious enough to pursue. My brothers brother-in-law works for the FBI, and this would fall under their jurisdiction. They look at things like this from a monetary viewpoint, and the stuff he got just isn't worth the time to prosecute. Essentially, they won't spend a dollar to recover a dime.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.