d_squared

    d_squared  

    post #1 of 26
    Thread Starter 

    We have received several complaints of non-delivery by this member. 9 posts, 1 positive feedback !

    post #2 of 26

    Yeah he propositioned me for a swap, and when I asked him to ship first because he only had one feedback, I never heard from him again. The whole interaction seemed shady to me.

    post #3 of 26

    Shame, also heard he ripped some people off. Sorry for those that lost items.

    post #4 of 26

    Also was approached by this individual and when I told him he had to ship first... never heard from him again lol

    post #5 of 26
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BlackRainbowView Post

    Also was approached by this individual and when I told him he had to ship first... never heard from him again lol

    Did he offer you a bottle of Tom Ford Italian Cypress and 10 ml decant of TF Oud Wood?

    post #6 of 26
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FullCollapseView Post

    Did he offer you a bottle of Tom Ford Italian Cypress and 10 ml decant of TF Oud Wood?

    nah, it was a designer for designer fragrance

    post #7 of 26

    Yeah, I got into a swap with him for my CK Summer '10 for DG Light Blue... unfortunately since I have little feedback I decided we should both send at the same time. The Light Blue hasn't shown up, while I can confirm that he got the CK :(

    My message to him:

    Quote:

    Hey Dylan,

    I guess you're more or less aware that a complaint thread has been started about you (http://www.basenotes.net/t/375366/d-squared), which sucks because I was actually looking forward to the D&G.

    While I like to think that this is all an honest mistake and that the cologne is on it's way, I'd appreciate it if you let me know if it is simply not coming so I can stop checking the mail so often!

    If it's true that you've been "swap lifting", then I genuinely feel bad for you; I may have been too trusting, but at least I'm not ripping people off online for used cologne undecided.gif

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy the cologne.

    Matt

    Him, from Twitter:


    Edited by Adama - 6/20/13 at 5:26am
    post #8 of 26

    I phoned the Calhoun Sheriff's Dept and spoke to a Sergeant there. I explained that at least $100-$200 worth of fraud had been committed online, noting that I expect that not much can be done legally.

    He didn't recognize the name, but he has the address and told me that if one of their officers had a chance that they'd stop in, if just to warn this guy's parents about what he's been doing online, and at the very least keep an eye out.

    post #9 of 26
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AdamaView Post

    I phoned the Calhoun Sheriff's Dept and spoke to a Sergeant there. I explained that at least $100-$200 worth of fraud had been committed online, noting that I expect that not much can be done legally.

    He didn't recognize the name, but he has the address and told me that if one of their officers had a chance that they'd stop in, if just to warn this guy's parents about what he's been doing online, and at the very least keep an eye out.

    Good job! I posted his phone number above, perhaps you could try calling his house and speaking to his parents!

    Quick google search shows that he goes to a Gordon County High School.


    Edited by Duke Hunt - 6/20/13 at 6:24am
    post #10 of 26

    I think the number was a fake, and the one that I found under one "Garry Tomlinson" of 389 Sitton has been disconnected. I'm thinking about trying some people in the area who may be related.

    It would be nice if he got in contact and sent out what he owes.

    post #11 of 26
    He was trying to trade me Oud Ispahan for a Guerlain I have. When I asked for pictures of the Dior, all of a sudden he had no way to take a picture and it became his friends bottle and he was swapping it for the friend. I called him out asking him what he was trying to pull and of course he became defensive and that ended it. Lil punk.
    post #12 of 26

    I think it's pretty sad that he's stealing from well meaning people at his age, it doesn't say much for his future.

    The Sergeant I spoke to said that I'd be able to file a police report on my end if I put together all the information I have and bring it to the RCMP, who would in turn make it official with the Sheriff's office. I think that the info that we have here, the picture, and the name of his school will be enough for them to do something.

    In the meantime I'm going to give him the chance to come clean with me before I a) contact his school and b) file an official report.

    It may seem extreme for a cheap cologne, but I don't like being played the fool.

    post #13 of 26
    Call his school. That'll get the ball rolling.
    post #14 of 26
    Sorry to hear about this trouble. Just wanted to recommend you report this to Fragrantica members also (these people often operate on both sites and may even be already banned). Last time a similar situation was reported to us by their members and a lot was recovered by contacting the member via PMs and threatening to report to school and police. Contacting the school is an excellent idea.
    post #15 of 26

    I'll do that, in the meantime take a look at how he's responding online:

    http://www.calhountimes.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Gordon+County+Schools+Announces+Perfect+Scorers%20&id=14718660#comment_reply_22940951

    (Comments)

    Edit:

    I gave him until Sunday night to contact me before I began emailing principals/ vice principals and the RCMP. From what I was told, filing with the police is easy on my end, they just call Calhoun and speak to one of the detectives over there and they look into it.

    I'd be fine with things if he just came clean- he appears to be young and I'd easily chalk this up as a learning experience for someone still trying to find themselves.

    post #16 of 26
    Yes just try to explain the gravity of Internet fraud to him and let him know you're contacting his parents, school and the police. Don't buy any sob stories and don't back down asking for your money back.
    post #17 of 26

    I realized that the end of the school year is coming up, so I sent this email to the administrative staff at both high schools in Calhoun (accuracy through quantity!):

    Hello,

    My name is Matthew *****, I'm from Nova-Scotia, Canada. I'm contacting you regarding a student by the name of Dylan Dickenson who has been committing fraud on the website Basenotes, a community based around colognes/perfumes.

    One of the activities that this community enjoys is "swapping" different fragrances with members all over the world using a honor system. Unfortunately, Dylan has been betraying that trust and has scammed several bottles of cologne off of members, myself included. I've spoken with the Sheriff's Dept in Calhoun, and I'm heavily considering filing a police report, but thought it best to get in contact with his school so that his parents can be alerted without bringing the law in.

    I'm not sure if his name is genuine, however I do have his address:

    Dylan Dickenson
    389 Sitton Road
    Calhoun, Georgia 30701

    ... as well as a photo from his Twitter account:

    [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/LGVmuwM.png[/IMG]

    Anyway, I just thought that someone should speak to him and be aware of the fraud (legal and moral) that he's been committing. I plan on sending this email to the other members of your admin team.

    Best,

    Matthew *****

    post #18 of 26

    I heard back from his principal- school is out for them already (May 23rd was the last day?!), they said to go ahead and contact his parents and the police, so I guess it's up to him now how he wants this to proceed.

    post #19 of 26

    6/19/13 at 2:36pm

    stuigi said:



    We have received several complaints of non-delivery by this member. 9 posts, 1 positive feedback !

    6/19/13 at 5:58pm

    FullCollapse said:



    Yeah he propositioned me for a swap, and when I asked him to ship first because he only had one feedback, I never heard from him again. The whole interaction seemed shady to me.

    6/19/13 at 6:24pm

    axmaster45 said:



    Shame, also heard he ripped some people off. Sorry for those that lost items.

    6/19/13 at 8:16pm

    BlackRainbow said:



    Also was approached by this individual and when I told him he had to ship first... never heard from him again lol

    6/19/13 at 10:55pm

    FullCollapse said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BlackRainbowView Post

    Also was approached by this individual and when I told him he had to ship first... never heard from him again lol

    Did he offer you a bottle of Tom Ford Italian Cypress and 10 ml decant of TF Oud Wood?

    6/19/13 at 11:13pm

    BlackRainbow said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FullCollapseView Post

    Did he offer you a bottle of Tom Ford Italian Cypress and 10 ml decant of TF Oud Wood?

    nah, it was a designer for designer fragrance

    6/20/13 at 2:26am

    Adama said:



    Yeah, I got into a swap with him for my CK Summer '10 for DG Light Blue... unfortunately since I have little feedback I decided we should both send at the same time. The Light Blue hasn't shown up, while I can confirm that he got the CK :(

    My message to him:

    Quote:

    Hey Dylan,

    I guess you're more or less aware that a complaint thread has been started about you (http://www.basenotes.net/t/375366/d-squared), which sucks because I was actually looking forward to the D&G.

    While I like to think that this is all an honest mistake and that the cologne is on it's way, I'd appreciate it if you let me know if it is simply not coming so I can stop checking the mail so often!

    If it's true that you've been "swap lifting", then I genuinely feel bad for you; I may have been too trusting, but at least I'm not ripping people off online for used cologne undecided.gif

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy the cologne.

    Matt

    Him, from Twitter:


    Edited by Adama - 6/20/13 at 5:26am

    6/20/13 at 6:04am

    Adama said:



    I phoned the Calhoun Sheriff's Dept and spoke to a Sergeant there. I explained that at least $100-$200 worth of fraud had been committed online, noting that I expect that not much can be done legally.

    He didn't recognize the name, but he has the address and told me that if one of their officers had a chance that they'd stop in, if just to warn this guy's parents about what he's been doing online, and at the very least keep an eye out.

    6/20/13 at 6:09am

    Duke Hunt said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AdamaView Post

    I phoned the Calhoun Sheriff's Dept and spoke to a Sergeant there. I explained that at least $100-$200 worth of fraud had been committed online, noting that I expect that not much can be done legally.

    He didn't recognize the name, but he has the address and told me that if one of their officers had a chance that they'd stop in, if just to warn this guy's parents about what he's been doing online, and at the very least keep an eye out.

    Good job! I posted his phone number above, perhaps you could try calling his house and speaking to his parents!

    Quick google search shows that he goes to a Gordon County High School.


    Edited by Duke Hunt - 6/20/13 at 6:24am

    6/20/13 at 6:32am

    Adama said:



    I think the number was a fake, and the one that I found under one "Garry Tomlinson" of 389 Sitton has been disconnected. I'm thinking about trying some people in the area who may be related.

    It would be nice if he got in contact and sent out what he owes.

    6/20/13 at 7:53am

    paradigm said:



    He was trying to trade me Oud Ispahan for a Guerlain I have. When I asked for pictures of the Dior, all of a sudden he had no way to take a picture and it became his friends bottle and he was swapping it for the friend. I called him out asking him what he was trying to pull and of course he became defensive and that ended it. Lil punk.

    6/20/13 at 8:23am

    Adama said:



    I think it's pretty sad that he's stealing from well meaning people at his age, it doesn't say much for his future.

    The Sergeant I spoke to said that I'd be able to file a police report on my end if I put together all the information I have and bring it to the RCMP, who would in turn make it official with the Sheriff's office. I think that the info that we have here, the picture, and the name of his school will be enough for them to do something.

    In the meantime I'm going to give him the chance to come clean with me before I a) contact his school and b) file an official report.

    It may seem extreme for a cheap cologne, but I don't like being played the fool.

    6/20/13 at 8:29am

    tracerbullet said:



    Call his school. That'll get the ball rolling.

    6/20/13 at 8:37am

    Renaissance_Man said:



    Sorry to hear about this trouble. Just wanted to recommend you report this to Fragrantica members also (these people often operate on both sites and may even be already banned). Last time a similar situation was reported to us by their members and a lot was recovered by contacting the member via PMs and threatening to report to school and police. Contacting the school is an excellent idea.

    6/20/13 at 8:41am

    Adama said:



    I'll do that, in the meantime take a look at how he's responding online:

    http://www.calhountimes.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Gordon+County+Schools+Announces+Perfect+Scorers%20&id=14718660#comment_reply_22940951

    (Comments)

    Edit:

    I gave him until Sunday night to contact me before I began emailing principals/ vice principals and the RCMP. From what I was told, filing with the police is easy on my end, they just call Calhoun and speak to one of the detectives over there and they look into it.

    I'd be fine with things if he just came clean- he appears to be young and I'd easily chalk this up as a learning experience for someone still trying to find themselves.

    6/20/13 at 8:45am

    Renaissance_Man said:



    Yes just try to explain the gravity of Internet fraud to him and let him know you're contacting his parents, school and the police. Don't buy any sob stories and don't back down asking for your money back.

    6/20/13 at 9:19am

    Adama said:



    I realized that the end of the school year is coming up, so I sent this email to the administrative staff at both high schools in Calhoun (accuracy through quantity!):

    Hello,

    My name is Matthew *****, I'm from Nova-Scotia, Canada. I'm contacting you regarding a student by the name of Dylan Dickenson who has been committing fraud on the website Basenotes, a community based around colognes/perfumes.

    One of the activities that this community enjoys is "swapping" different fragrances with members all over the world using a honor system. Unfortunately, Dylan has been betraying that trust and has scammed several bottles of cologne off of members, myself included. I've spoken with the Sheriff's Dept in Calhoun, and I'm heavily considering filing a police report, but thought it best to get in contact with his school so that his parents can be alerted without bringing the law in.

    I'm not sure if his name is genuine, however I do have his address:

    Dylan Dickenson
    389 Sitton Road
    Calhoun, Georgia 30701

    ... as well as a photo from his Twitter account:

    [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/LGVmuwM.png[/IMG]

    Anyway, I just thought that someone should speak to him and be aware of the fraud (legal and moral) that he's been committing. I plan on sending this email to the other members of your admin team.

    Best,

    Matthew *****

    6/20/13 at 9:55am

    Adama said:



    I heard back from his principal- school is out for them already (May 23rd was the last day?!), they said to go ahead and contact his parents and the police, so I guess it's up to him now how he wants this to proceed.

    6/20/13 at 10:10am

    FullCollapse said:






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