Need a helping hand locating scum!

Need a helping hand locating scum!

Postby peoples » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:09 am

Hi there!
I`m requesting some help sorting out a issue with a fellow burner.
Sadly to say, this burner is not of that personality we come to expect from this mold.
I sold him a pair of burning man tickets very close up to the event start and was not able to wait for the payment. And wouldn`t you know it, the transfer was... never completed.
Since I live in Norway, it is a little hard for me to track this person down. And I do not know where to go from here. So if somebody with experience or just helping mood could lend me a hand it would be VERY appreciated.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:38 am

I understand that you are upset and angry. However, we have a rule against posting the same thread in more than one forum. Expect your threads to be joined together where some admin sees fit.
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Postby Undecided » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:36 pm

Start with contact information?
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Postby Miles » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:51 pm

fuck that scumbag

did you send it to an address or a P.O. (post office) box?
do you have his full name, paypal account or any info on the guy?
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Postby Fire_Moose » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:58 am

why would you hand over the tix before payment?


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Postby lucky420 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:09 am

damn...lesson learned :(
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Postby BAS » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:55 pm

Trying to locate a specific person out of roughly 50,000 is rather difficult, even with more detailed information than was posted. You need to take one or more of the above suggestions: give us more to go on, hire a private investigator, write off the money lost as an expensive lesson.

Sorry we can't be more help.
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Postby Aiee! It burns! » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:03 pm

This is as close as I can get .

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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:20 pm

the header of this thread looks like an ad for Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:16 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:the header of this thread looks like an ad for Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner.

You're thinking of Hamburger Helper, Dick. You know, the meat dollar streacher that's also a floor waxer.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:58 pm

They have the same eyes.
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Re: Need a helping hand locating scum!

Postby moonrise » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:23 pm

peoples wrote:I`m requesting some help sorting out a issue with a fellow burner.


If this person ripped you off, then I doubt they are worthy of being called a "burner".

For all you know, the person "posed" as a burner and re-sold your tickets for money! yikes! Also, we can't even give the rip off a new playa name like SCUM...because they could not be a burner, only a con artist.

I seriously doubt you can post details and names and such here, maybe hire a P.I. but what's that gonna do? Maybe fill out a police report and pressure the DA to prosecute...ugh, Reno has much bigger crimes and catching SCUM is probably something they'd like to do buuuut....how?

Sorry you got ripped off. There were others that had a similar problem, too bad there isn't a way to safely sell a ticket from far away, especially over seas.
Perhaps Ebay and get the money upfront.
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Postby AntiM » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:51 am

Undecided wrote:Start with contact information?


You may not post the personal information of others on eplaya, suspected scum or not.
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Re: Need a helping hand locating scum!

Postby neon tetra » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:06 pm

moonrise wrote:If this person ripped you off, then I doubt they are worthy of being called a "burner".


I disagree. Plenty of stuff gets ripped off every year at Burning Man.
"Burners" aren't any better than anyone else, contrary to some peoples beliefs.
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Postby mdmf007 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:20 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I understand that you are upset and angry. However, we have a rule against posting the same thread in more than one forum. Expect your threads to be joined together where some admin sees fit.


The fishy was right, no crossposting, sorry you got hosed dude - that blows.

I erased the other threads rather than join em. Fishies was the only post, so I didnt think she would mind. :)
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Re: Need a helping hand locating scum!

Postby mdmf007 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:23 pm

neon tetra wrote:
moonrise wrote:If this person ripped you off, then I doubt they are worthy of being called a "burner".


I disagree. Plenty of stuff gets ripped off every year at Burning Man.
"Burners" aren't any better than anyone else, contrary to some peoples beliefs.


Why are you under the impression that burners would be any more well behaved than any other group of 55,000 people? I like the idea, but it seems to me that the term "Burner" is used like a member of a religion...
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Postby neon tetra » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:39 pm

I think you should be asking moonrise that question, not me.

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Postby Box Burner » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:58 pm

If you corresponded via snail mail it might come under mail fraud, in which case the Post Master General might be able to assist you. No guarantees on that but before you can even try that route you have to have corresponded via regular mail about the details of the sale and transfer.
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Postby erbal » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:48 am

If you communicated over email would that make it wire fraud?
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