Join Date: Apr 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,185
Sorry Uba, while I sympathise with you & Classic Ferrari Parts, there is no possible way to vet members for their honesty when they join this or any other forum.
Think of this forum as a public bar with a bouncer sitting in the corner. Everyone is welcome to come in and join public conversations in the threads, or private conversations by using the PM function. The bouncer is there only to keep people from getting too rowdy and misbehaving while in the bar.
The bouncer can only see what's happening in the main bar room - if people misbehave, he'll step in & try to calm things down. If that doesn't work, he'll throw the misbehavers out temporarily, or possibly permanently. But he can't see or hear what happens between two indviduals in a private conversation.
If someone approaches the bouncer and says he was cheated by someone else in the bar room, in a private transaction, what's the bouncer to do? His job is only to ensure people "behave" in the bar, not to police transactions that people make privately.
Since a second user (with a completely different IP address from the first) has now come forward and complained about this person, I've now banned Mr. Alam from the site, and we'll ensure he doesn't re-register under a different user name.
For everyone's information, Mr. Alam's IP address on our website is/was: 22.214.171.124, and if you do a simple "whois" lookup, you can find the details of his ISP and its location. Perhaps this can help you in your recovery efforts.
People have been buying and selling on the Internet for nearly 15 years, but apparently some still don't understand that you should NEVER wire money, nor use Western Union, Moneygram, or any of the other payment methods where there is no recourse for the Buyer. If a Seller requires that type of payment, it should set off all the usual warning bells to you.
If a transaction is too large to use PayPal or a credit card, then you should consider using an escrow agent.
Mr. Diko Alam is now history on this site, and this thread is now closed.
'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084
High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.
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