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Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:57 pm
by birdy

Latest post of the previous page:

Thanks Toby but you know I only ever trust you with things - I have posted this in my Forum incase anyone should be duped but I doubt they could afford his fees.

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:24 pm
by Ashley
This clown is well known for this. I just got an email today and have lost count how many I have had from him. I think the latest is through the system at phpBB.com. I think he just has a mailer on his server now and sends direct through that, where he has built up addresses over time.
Ricbyrne wrote: I must admit! He talked a good game. As a rule, I always delete spam. But since this one claimed to be a so-called phpbb3 Expert I did inquire.
While $40 for two mods seems fair, I would be very reluctant to deal with someone you don't know. Anybody could say they are an expert, then take your money and run.

I have seen a few topics about him at places on the net, this just being one of them which shows he can actually affect your email addresses and get you blacklisted. http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2095435

Vile person!

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:20 pm
by Matt92308
birdy wrote:Thanks Toby but you know I only ever trust you with things - I have posted this in my Forum incase anyone should be duped but I doubt they could afford his fees.
Not to mention the fact that they could trash your forum as well.

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:07 am
by aghapy
It doesn't matter what you write !
It doesn't matter what you think about us !
we only care about our beloved serious customers who know how professionals we are , and they experience the difference their selves .
we will continue to help people , we will continue in our business and will let our work talk about us , and it is just a matter of time in which every one will realize who is the kind one , who is the bad who don't any one with him to work !
by the way : urban chicken form which is owned by Dean from UK has been designed and styled by us when they used phpBB software , and you can send to him asking if this is correct or no .
any way we wish you good luck in you business
thank you

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:08 am
by Terminator
Thanks for informing buddy !! :good: :good: :good:

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:01 pm
by LDM
Well yet another name he's joined here under aghappy..

You had post approved cause everyone deserves their say, but lets be honest, the hole is too deep to dig out of isn't it.
aghapy wrote:It doesn't matter what you write !
It doesn't matter what you think about us !
we only care about our beloved serious customers who know how professionals we are , and they experience the difference their selves .
Yea, sure you're professional, you go to everyone's forums to pm and spam people about your service, thats plain professional that is!
aghapy wrote: we will continue to help people , we will continue in our business and will let our work talk about us , and it is just a matter of time in which every one will realize who is the kind one , who is the bad who don't any one with him to work !
Help people? By charging people unto $1000 for an edited style? What will you do now your name is all over phpBB.com, change it again so nobody will guess?
aghapy wrote: by the way : urban chicken form which is owned by Dean from UK has been designed and styled by us when they used phpBB software , and you can send to him asking if this is correct or no .
any way we wish you good luck in you business
thank you
More fool Dean then, I bet you blagged hundreds out of him, no wonder he was looking elsewhere for someone to help him after. He's been running IPB for at least a year now, so you best take his site off your portfolio. You probably got that work by one of your many spam mails in the first place. A pure professional!

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:19 pm
by Matt92308
aghapy wrote:: urban chicken form which is owned by Dean from UK has been designed and styled by us when they used phpBB software , and you can send to him asking if this is correct or no .
any way we wish you good luck in you business
thank you
Ya ? how much did it cost him ??? 800 US dollars or more ??? Your prices are insane and if you have to show up here using a new account then that well explains there is a problem. You are lucky this not my forum as you would be banned PERIOD and no coming back. "Urban chicken" ??? What is that a front for an alleged example of your work. Americans as well as others get very tired of scammers trying to rip us off. Do you also do the Nigerian 419 scam as well ???
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Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:23 pm
by GWAVE 23 xDoWx
Thanks for the PM.

I got this email the other day and just deleted it.

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:20 pm
by peugeot405
thank you for the heads up. I don't understand what goes through such people's mind. It's a shame

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:25 pm
by dont
thanks for the heads up. i've got emails from him but none recently, thank god. maybe he found something better to do with his life:)

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:04 am
by woody2k4
I got stung my this Sameh a few years ago, he never completed a style for me

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:53 pm
by LDM
Well its obvious he has been uncovered as a con artist throughout the phpBB communities, as he has now removed his site from email messages and changed his email address.

I am so surprised he still has the nerve to keep going this way, I really don't know why he just doesn't use the correct channels like everyone else.

The net can be a very shady place, be careful folks.

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:45 pm
by LDM
Just an update that these emails are still being sent out to people and has changed his email address since being exposed as a scammer across a range of forums.

If you get the following email, make sure you report it to Google (Gmail where his email originates)
Hello,

phpBB's new version ( 3.0.8 ) is now available .We recommend that you update your forum to fix some security bugs in earlier versions .

We provide paid services , Beside updating your forum we can :

+ Design for you a professional unique style with completely new icons and imagesets.
+ Install any MODs you like whatever its number or complexity.
+ Update your phpBB2 to phpBB3 with its many features .
+ Solve any problems that may face you in this moment.

If you are interested , please reply this email and we will send to you our resume .

Thank you.

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:56 am
by cisco007
looks interesting, i should of come up with that scam a long time ago!

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:39 am
by Sshadow
I have seen this reported on a few forums now. It's good that the word is getting out.

Re: phpBB Users beware - A con artist on the loose!

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 10:17 am
by rhacieboy
I received that mail but i just ignored it. :)