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Empire Market Update: Scammer Purge

From se7en on Dread:

Recently we have been cracking down on all types of scammers, feedback padders and direct dealers. We will continue to do this. Because of the size of the market, it can take longer for us to get around to banning someone, but that doesn’t mean we are ignoring scammers. We are always checking support tickets for scam reports.

Fortunately, because of our strict FE policy. If you believe you are being scammed, you can simply dispute the order. If the vendor is found to be scamming you will eventually be refunded. Never FE or leave positive feedback before receiving your order. Even if the vendor looks trustworthy, they could have just reached their vendor level by feedback padding.

If you want the report a scammer, the best way to do it is to create a support ticket on the market with any relevant evidence attached.

I am now proud to announce that, after weeks of intensive investigations, the majority of the scammers have now been banned. When a vendor is banned, all of their open and disputed orders are automatically cancelled and refunded to buyers.

These are the vendor accounts i have gotten banned in the last 2 weeks, this is not the full list for the last 2 weeks, only the ones i’ve personally investigated recently:

probills - FE scamming, feedback padding, has had multiple accounts banned
HolyBuds - Exit scamming, reports of buyers receiving dox threats
LEVELLELVEL - FE scammer, feedback padding
wavelen - FE scamming, feedback padding
jossier - FE scamming, feedback padding, same user as wavelen
medexpress - Exit scamming
BlackCandy - Exit scamming
CardzCrew - FE scamming, feedback padding
dispatcherbulk - FE scamming, feedback padding
YouWin - New vendor with 1000 padde orders
CAUSINOM - FE scammer, feedback padding, has had multiple accounts banned
latinking - FE scammer, feedback padding, has had multiple accounts banned
MisterLead - Phishing proxy
ninnikanerva - Listings(was on front page, i deleted it) advertise his own scam "DOUBLE BITCOIN" site, feedback padding, has had several accounts banned
Vandox - Listings(Was stickied, i deleted it) advertise his own scam site, feedback padding, same user as ninnikanerva
frenchteam -Scammer, almost all feedback is negative
alphatokyo - FE scammer, feedback padding
Partypop - FE scamming, feedback padding
Danthekman - Exit scamming, recently started forcing FE
High123 - FE scamming
BenjaminArlano - Selling fake LSD, feedback padding
bustercappz - Exit scamming, recently started feedback padding
Rapidprodeals - Forcing FE, feedback padding, account from 2018 but only started vending 2 months ago
WINNIEBLUER - Forcing FE, feedback padding, doxed customer that left negative feedback
Imule81 - Direct deal scammer, listings mention: "MESSAGE ME ON WICKR BEFORE PLACING AN ORDER THANKS."
Kjujjkumasa89 - Weapons/Guns vendor, feedback padding
fass76 - Western union scammer, feedback padding
mavindo - Western union scammer, feedback padding, same user as fass76
NIGHTOWL54 - Wetern union/Counterfeit bills scammer, feedback padding
summerdeal - Western union/counterfei bills scammer, tries to get people to pay through wickr
elitelife -  Feedback padding, sells passports for "Total price is 40 000EUR"
99cards - Phishing proxy
SuperhansUK - Selling fake LSD/shrooms, feedback padding
VolkswagenGroup - FE scammer, feedback padding
cardrich - Western union transfer scammer, feedback padding
EUCONNECTS - New vendor feedback padding
zamani - FE scammer, feedback padding, has had several accounts banned
shoprite - FE scammer, feedback padding, has had several accounts banned
jackson1992 - FE scammer, feedback padding, has had several accounts banned
cmoney345 - Forces FE/positive feedback before shipping
DrugDrug - Scammer, feedback padding, he had a physical listing set as digital, i briefly gave him the benefit of the doubt in case it was a mistake and warned him to correct the listing, but upon further investigation it's a large scam operation he's running
Cartello - Scammer, feedback padding, same user as DrugDrug
PHD - Scammer, feedback padding, same user as DrugDrug
TopConnect - Scammer, feedback padding, same user as DrugDrug
AUS_MC - Scammer, feedback padding, same user as DrugDrug
257Crew - Exit scamming
Griffetri - FE scammer, feedback padding, account looks old but only became vendor 1 month ago
Riverdale - FE scammer, feedback padding, has had several accounts banned
Tattoothesky425 - Forcing FE, scam reports
rebelmojo - Direct deal scammer/counterfeit bills scammer, uses same wickr as previously banned scammer
FrostyGo - FE scammer, feedback padding
carpetsurfers - Exit scam
trusteelucky - Stopped using escrow, directs users on his profile to contact him on wickr
klngalex - FE scammer, feedback padding
squareup - FE scammer, feedback padding
iSellDrugs - FE scammer, feedback padding, has had prior accounts banned for dox threats/scamming
globalchems1 - Scammer who "sells" guns and counterfeit bills
Spiresmoke - FE scammer
dorkakomkom - Scammer, feedback padding, has been harassing several vendors with negative feedback spam
RealBitcoinBillionaire - Piece of shit, attacking other vendors
DFC020 - Selective scammer, feedback padding
godsfaiths - Western union transfer/FE scammer, feedback padding
blackandgold - Selective scammer, doxed 2 different buyers that left negative feedback
DrHaagar - Direct deal scammer, feedback padding
HighInsomniac - Exit scam, forcing FE
SmokeTheKush - Phishing proxy
supervendor - Direct deal scammer, feedback padding
rabel90 - Western Union transfer scammer, feedback padding
ViceKingss - Direct dealing, feedback padding
rahimbashi - Direct deal scammer, feedback padding, has had multiple accounts banned
coolpharmm - Direct deal scammer, feedback padding
WAREHOUSE - FE scammer, feedback padding
ClickNShip - Exit scamming, every order is disputed and vendor isn't trying to resolve them
drquaabarbital - Exit scamming
elitelifo - Passport seller scammer; "Total price is 40 000EUR", has had previous account banned
zevais - New account of RealBitcoinBillionaire, listing sells vague trading software and you need to PM him for more details
ValiumExpress - Exit scamming, recently started feedback padding
Zystema - Direct deal scammer, feedback padding
robinhoood - Feedback padding, attacking other vendors with spam harassment feedback, previous account banned for same thing
mcwilliams - FE scammer, feedback padding, has had multiple accounts banned
MayansMC - Direct deal scammer, feedback padding
GreenSupreme - Exit scammed, hundreds of disputes abandoned by the vendor, stopped shipping a while ago
SuperTrips - Exit scamming, manipulating some buyers into still leaving positive feedback, but still 100+ recent negative feedback
NaturesBest - Exit scamming
PillPlugz - FE scammer, feedback padding
Drogon1 - Direct deal scammer, feedback padding
Westpoint - Direct deal scammer, feedback padding, same user as Drogon1
johannakick - Couterfeit bill scammer, feedback padding
QualityExpress - New vendor feedback padding
ConnectPL - Direct dealing, already warned to stop taking customers off market, responds with threats to "create a mess on dread for empire again"