Notifications
Clear all

Arkham Studios?  

Page 2 / 2
  RSS

Michael Staley
(@michael-staley)
MANIO - it's all in the egg
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 4052
04/12/2012 8:18 pm  

Paul gave the chap's username earlier in the thread. He's still a member:

http://www.lashtal.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8472

I don't think I'll take up the option of "[Add to Buddy List]" just yet, though...


ReplyQuote
Azidonis
(@azidonis)
Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 2964
04/12/2012 8:22 pm  
"MichaelStaley" wrote:
Paul gave the chap's username earlier in the thread. He's still a member:

http://www.lashtal.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8472

I don't think I'll take up the option of "[Add to Buddy List]" just yet, though...

Total time spent online - 2 minutes.


ReplyQuote
AdoniaZanoni
(@adoniazanoni)
Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 72
04/12/2012 10:15 pm  

I have been meaning to write on other posts but have been busy.

Here is a route that those who got ripped off might take if they used a credit card. Someone hacked my pay pal account and charged me for computer equipment. I filed a complaint to pay pal, I had to waits weeks for it to get resolved plus wait 30 days for refund by Pay Pal. However my credit card was being hacked with other unwarranted charges, I had to get this resolved. I told my credit card company about Pay Pal too as an unwarranted charge, they gave a credit with an interest refund right away for Pay Pal without question. The credit card company overlapped Pay Pal. I had a double credit from the Pay Pal account and my credit card company. Of course I made Pay Pal aware of this.

My point is if you used a credit card, tell your credit card company that the item ordered was never received and they may be able to issue you a credit and overlap pay pal. The credit card company will investigate and may put the pressure to pay pal for this scoundrel’s account. The credit card company upon investigation may let you keep that credit after their investigation. A Pay Pal representative told me my credit card company overlapped them.

Update: If you decide to do this, attach documents such as emails and correspondence to the credit card dispute report that the credit card company will expect you to fill out to process the claim.


ReplyQuote
Michael Staley
(@michael-staley)
MANIO - it's all in the egg
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 4052
04/12/2012 10:34 pm  

A good suggestion, AdoniaZanoni. I hope that some of Mr Moore's victims take up this possibility.


ReplyQuote
Shiva
(@shiva)
Not a Rajah
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 5024
05/12/2012 12:24 am  
"AdoniaZanoni" wrote:
Update: If you decide to do this, attach documents such as emails and correspondence to the credit card dispute report that the credit card company will expect you to fill out to process the claim.

Well, yes and no. I've had to take this route with Card Companies several times. Each time, they wanted something different. One time I had to notarize a statement and attach an email. Another time (against IBM, no less) they just asked me some questions over the phone - that's all - no paperwork required. The point is to keep copies of everything until it's resolved.

Warning - Don't wait too long. One time I was told, "We can't help you because you already paid for it. Another time I was told, "We don't do disputes if it's medical."


ReplyQuote
Markus
(@markus)
Member
Joined: 9 years ago
Posts: 257
05/12/2012 12:55 am  

Why is it not possible to file charges against the guy? After all, he is stealing, and that is against the law in pretty much all countries.

Markus


ReplyQuote
Michael Staley
(@michael-staley)
MANIO - it's all in the egg
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 4052
05/12/2012 1:21 am  

It depends, Markus, on how far people are willing to go to seek redress. Legal action can be expensive (I know, haing pursued a trademark case several years ago, and also having been involved in action against a landlord via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal) but one cheaper recourse could be through the Small Claims Court.


ReplyQuote
 Anonymous
Joined: 51 years ago
Posts: 0
05/12/2012 5:36 am  

Judging from which people I know of who have received their statuettes, he only actually fills the orders of those whom he considers to be "connected," high-profile, and influential, and/or with whom he wants to curry favor.  Ordinary mortals get ripped off.


ReplyQuote
AdoniaZanoni
(@adoniazanoni)
Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 72
05/12/2012 5:10 pm  

A small claims court would be difficult because if Moore has changed his business address by different cities which could mean different county and state courts where the transactions originally occurred. The cost and time of the claimant may not even be worth it.  Also the filing charges the claimant will pay, he may not recoup from a favorable decision. Even if someone did file against him and won in court, he could simply avoid paying this and nothing could be done. He could file for bankruptcy or say he does not have the money to pay.

The only actions I could think of is complaining to your credit card company and trying to get a refund. Another idea is to start a facebook group warning about Moore and Arkham Studios to the public to hurt his business.


ReplyQuote
the_real_simon_iff
(@the_real_simon_iff)
Member
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 1836
05/12/2012 6:08 pm  

93!

Since I was lucky with this guy I always thought that I have been just that: lucky. Now I can lay back and dream of being "connected," high-profile, and influential.

But seriously I also would try to "hurt his business" through some social networking or so.

Love=Law
Lutz


ReplyQuote
Michael Staley
(@michael-staley)
MANIO - it's all in the egg
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 4052
07/12/2012 1:09 pm  

Good suggestion, Lutz.


ReplyQuote
herupakraath
(@herupakraath)
Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 451
07/12/2012 4:56 pm  

The following link is the place to report internet crime in the U.K.. Those of you that have been scammed by Arkham Studios should file a complaint and encourage other victims to file complaints by spreading the message on social networks:

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/help-disrupt-fraudsters-by-reporting-scam-emails-feb11


ReplyQuote
Michael Staley
(@michael-staley)
MANIO - it's all in the egg
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 4052
12/12/2012 6:34 pm  

Thanks, herupakraath.


ReplyQuote
Shiva
(@shiva)
Not a Rajah
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 5024
12/12/2012 7:20 pm  

I haven't heard of anyome being captured and prosecuted for internet spam, scam or sleaziness (except for maybe when the gov catches a big-time badhacker).

In all fairness, acting as a judge of the Grand Tribunal, I went to the Arkham site and read a tale of unspecified woe, whereby the artist admits to tardiness in commerce and disorder in his personal life and physical location. He seems to be so sincere and promises that everyone will get everything that is coming to them. He does not offer to refund any fees. Chapter 88 of Liber 333 comes to mind, but allows no verdict at this time.

The tale of Arkham is is only a reflection on the sad state of mankind's new toy, the internet. It surely appears as though exactly one-half of mankind is trying to steal something from the other half, and the modus operandi modernus is the www. Who would think that such a wonderful method of communication and commerce could be so dangerous? What does this tell us about the "moral" state of humanity in general?

All this as if I were the shining example of ethical fortitude.  ::)

What if his Godness looks around at Sodom and Gomorah on Dec 21 and decides it's time to throw the circuit breaker on the wild world web? This is just a rhetorical question. Personally, I proclaim that nothing major is going to happen, but look for three smaller reflections in order to see the humor in it all. I am taking odds of 333 to 1.

Welcome to Kali Yuga.


ReplyQuote
Page 2 / 2
Share: