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30 April 2009 @ 08:23 am
Possible Scammer  
I've been refraining from posting this, because I wasn't entirely sure of the situation, but I feel like I've waited more than long enough. I hope it's okay with the mods that I post this now...

If anyone has bought anything from the seller label_o_love (I believe she was selling a lot of Mouse Peace goods), I'd be VERY CAREFUL. The thing that tipped me off was that most of the backgrounds for the images are different (as well as having SO MANY duplicates of the mouse peace mascots - why on earth would someone have so many?) and I found that a lot of her images are from Yahoo!Japan Auctions, and some of them haven't even been renamed.  

I contacted the seller to start off, interested in maybe buying some things, but I asked if she could provide me with her own images, and not the ones from Y!JA. I've asked her twice to do this now - she will reply back to me the whole way through our conversations, until I ask for pictures. Then she just ignores me.

She also has no sales feedback anywhere, and refused to link me to any of her accounts elsewhere. Plus, all the comments on her journal are screened, and there appear to be a lot more 'thanks for payment' comments than there are items struck off of the list.

It's all very sketchy. I wouldn't be posting this, but she refuses to get in contact with me so she only has herself to blame if she is a genuine seller. I just don't want anyone from this lovely comm to get scammed, seriously. If you have even the slightest worry, claim your money back straight away, it's not worth the risk.

If she's a genuine seller she will happily provide you with her own pictures of things, with a piece of paper with her username written on in the photo too, to prove it's her photo. 
kohibitokohibito on April 30th, 2009 09:03 am (UTC)
Well I have to say that I'm starting not to trust much the comm. but I know that there are lovely people around that are selling for real their items.

But lately there are a lot of scammer around as well. And I'm quite scared to buy from this LJ now.

Ebay is not getting better idem....

So God help us now >.>.
Vixachu!myxstorie on April 30th, 2009 09:06 am (UTC)
There are some lovely sellers out there, but those genuine sellers are only too happy to help when it comes to more photos and other details about themselves, etc. It's the way she's handling herself that's made me most suspicious.

I don't understand the need to scam people, there have been so many lately! One of them even tried using my eBay feedback as their own, which has made me extra careful now.
gsj_mods: Saz | <lj user=sazzalinie>gsj_mods on April 30th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)

Thank you for bringing this up. As far as I can tell label_o_love isn't a part of this community, and I haven't been able to find any post by this person in this community?
As we now have moderated membership, we will keep a look out if the person decides to join.


P.S. which moderator did you contact?
Vixachu!myxstorie on April 30th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: [Mod]
Ah~ I do apologise! I copied and pasted the post from my original post at captain_u and je_sales where I had contacted mods, but forgot to remove that part of the post here. I wasn't sure where the user had posted, as I don't watch the comm, so I thought I'd post it here as well to be safe. Sorry for the mistake!
gsj_mods: Saz | <lj user=sazzalinie>gsj_mods on April 30th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
Re: [Mod]
That's ok :)

Thank you for bringing this up. We will keep an eye out if this user tries to join the community.