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ATTENTION: ARC IS A REPEAT CRIMINAL SCAM ARTIST!!!
He has been using cc.com to get goods and money. He has no intention of paying.
ADVICE: NEVER DO ANY KIND OF BUSINESS OR COMMUNICATION WITH THIS CREEP! SHUT THIS A-HOLE DOWN!
NOTE: He uses real-life aliases but his real name may be JOSE CRUZ.
He may also identify himself as Joe or Joey.
He has told others he is from New York.
CC.COM INFO: Registered on 9/16/05. Member No. 9175
LOCATION: Has been listing his address as Yelm, Washington BUT HE MAY NOW BE IN OREGON
HE IS KNOWN TO HAVE RECENTLY MOVED
I have located other people in Yelm, Washington (not cc.com climbers, etc.) who have described him as "predatory." He typically presents himself as a nice, coooperative, humorous, decent person in order to work his way into someone's life, often via internet.
If any suspicion is cast on him and/or if he sets up new scam, he immediately disappears and goes to where he will be unknown. Then, he starts a new scam.
As for any reasons and/or excuses for not paying for something you may try to buy from him or sell to him, please note I have so far found out that:
*he is not married;
*he has no known children;
*he has no regular job - gets money from people by doing odd-jobs, etc;
*he was never a climbing guide;
*any family member may or may not be alive, well, ill or ... *uses this an an excuse for not paying for gear
*he has/had a cell phone
*any address listed is NOT his own or if it is, he is supported by someone else
*he disappears as soon as he gets another scam going in a community
NB: ANYONE IN WASHINGTON WHO HAS BEEN SCAMMED BY ARC SHOULD CALL LAW ENFORCEMENT. IT WILL TAKE FILING A COMPLAINT WITH YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO INITIATE A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. (This is what I learned while getting my goods back from ARC)
Edited by fern (12/05/06 11:58 AM)