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tlacour
post Jan 31 2006, 08:47 AM
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I entered into a trade agreement with cyberdoc1971 ( Scott Melrose ) to trade my Ipaq 2755 for his Zaurus c3100. We were shipping simultaniously. I sent the Ipaq and what did I get. A box with a cheap wifi pc card and the cd.

I called him and he said that there must have been a mix up at the shipping company. He apperently brought in a loose PDA, manuals, and accessories, poured them out on the desk of a Mom and Pop shipping store and said to ship them off. Somehow, not only did the Zaurus not make it into the box, but a pc card that isn't even compatible was shipped instead.

After numourous ignored emails and several non-returned messages over several days I assumed he was scamming me. I have contacted his local DA's office to press charges, but alas, it looks like I am out a great PDA.

This was done through this forum.

After not hearing from him for several days I finally tracked him down at another Palm oriented forum. Here is a link to the discussion that followed.

It is a great read. cool.gif

http://www.1src.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105113

Since that thread was locked, he has agreed by email to send me payment when he gets paid this Friday.

We will see. sad.gif

Beware of Scott Melrose from Graham, N.C.
email: cyberdoc1971@yahoo.com
or cyberdoc1971@netscape.com
or cyberdoc1971@MSN.com,
etc.

Don't trust him!

Tony
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Omicron
post Jan 31 2006, 10:09 AM
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I thoguht he had is identity stolen, so which person is sending you cash?

Or was he lying about his idnetity getting stolen?


PS(My condolences)
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Cresho
post Jan 31 2006, 10:32 AM
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Interesting. So what is the truth?

i read this up here as well

http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=15522&hl=
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lareya
post Jan 31 2006, 12:35 PM
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See this link I just added re: my dealings w/ cyberdoc:

http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...ndpost&p=113157

lareya
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post Jan 31 2006, 01:11 PM
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read all the threads dealing with this guy, including the ebay account 1src forums as well. Evidence is overwhelming.
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post Feb 3 2006, 11:46 PM
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tlacour - Check your Private Messages on this forum.
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tlacour
post Feb 13 2006, 02:00 PM
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Mr. Melrose agreed to reimburse me for my loss in email, after heat put on him. He agreed to send me $400 payment if I stopped trying to contact Blockbuster's management.

Well...The deadline for Mr. Melrose's reimbursement payment came and went. He then stated that he would have the money only after he sold another device (Treo 650 GSM) and to give him a couple of more days. I gave him a couple more days.... and once again a deadline came and went. I had also told him I would take any comparable PDA as compensation. I could always trade/sell it myself. Still: No Payment, no Ipaq, and no Nothing.

I then filed a complaint with the FBI’s internet crime division ( http://www.ic3.gov/ ).

I also filed a complaint with Blockbusters corporate offices. I have been in touch with the district manager for his area. I had become concerned that either the local manager of this store wouldn't or couldn't address this. I am to discuss this with them later in the week.

Officially, Blockbuster has nothing to do with this trade, but this guy is using his work phone number to make deals. He also has access to the personal information of anyone who has ever signed up for a Blockbuster membership. I personally don't feel comfortable having someone like that with access to that much information.

I've gotten emails from 5 different people who each had individual sales go bad with Mr. Melrose. Always something gets lost in the mail, or gets damaged, or is sent to the wrong place and then can't be found. In each case the person dealing with Scott Melrose is out an electronics device or the money to buy one and he claims that he is also a victim in each case. All together, between the forums where I posted this warning and the emails, I have come across 9 people who have either gotten stung by Scott Melrose, or backed out at the last moment due to some warning sign. They each thought it was an isolated incident and chalked it up to bad luck. Once they read the posts on this and other forums, they realized that a predator who stalks the forums looking for victims had had them. I know it sounds melodramatic, but I have spoken with quite a few site administrators for PDA related forums who all have Cyberdoc1971 as members with little or no posts, but active PM activity. Google “cyberdoc1971” and you will see several memberships in these sites with almost no public activity. He has now rejoined at least two of these sites under a different ID.

One of the FBI agents has emailed me to verify some facts. I am sure it will take months to see any real progress, but once it gets rolling, I don't doubt that Mr. Melrose will face some serious charges.

Also, I am still planning a trip in April to the East Coast on other business. I am taking a few extra days to look into this personally.

I'll keep you posted if any new developments turn up.

Tony
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Cresho
post Feb 13 2006, 04:13 PM
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Damn dude! I have no idea what you are going through but must be rough. I feel for you man and hope the best for you.
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post Feb 13 2006, 08:10 PM
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Wow, you're totally going commando on this guy -- and from what I can tell, rightfully so.

I'm pullin' for ya, man! biggrin.gif
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post Feb 13 2006, 08:26 PM
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LMAO! I found "tlacour" here too. I read your threads at 1src.

I bought my Zaurus SL-C1000 from "Cresho." So umm, will you kill him if he doesn't ship once my paypal transfer goes though, thanks. smile.gif Tlacour's experience made me hesitate. ph34r.gif
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post Feb 13 2006, 10:23 PM
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Looks like the scammer's been monitoring this topic.
I saw "cyberdoc1971" in the list of active users just a few minutes ago...
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post Feb 13 2006, 10:40 PM
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Cresho is one of our most reputable members, and an active software developer for the Z. No worries. biggrin.gif

QUOTE(Legodude522 @ Feb 13 2006, 11:26 PM)
LMAO!  I found "tlacour" here too.  I read your threads at 1src.

I bought my Zaurus SL-C1000 from "Cresho."  So umm, will you kill him if he doesn't ship once my paypal transfer goes though, thanks.  smile.gif  Tlacour's experience made me hesitate.  ph34r.gif
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post Feb 13 2006, 10:47 PM
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Thanks brashley46!
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Legodude522
post Feb 13 2006, 11:06 PM
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QUOTE(brashley46 @ Feb 14 2006, 02:40 AM)
Cresho is one of our most reputable members, and an active software developer for the Z. No worries.  biggrin.gif

QUOTE(Legodude522 @ Feb 13 2006, 11:26 PM)
LMAO!  I found "tlacour" here too.  I read your threads at 1src.

I bought my Zaurus SL-C1000 from "Cresho."  So umm, will you kill him if he doesn't ship once my paypal transfer goes though, thanks.  smile.gif  Tlacour's experience made me hesitate.  ph34r.gif
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I know that by now smile.gif
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bam
post Feb 14 2006, 12:10 AM
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ya no worries bout Cresh, oh btw wheres that 100 bucks you owe me on the superbowl? wink.gif
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