Beware of Yoswag!


#1

Hello, as some of you might know, I posted a bst topic about me wanting to buy a peak. The member “yoswag” pm’ed me I have a levi painted Peak. I was interested so the deal kept on going. Now he insisted I ship first since I have no feedback, which is true, but I have been a member of the forum for much longer. His feedback was questionable, with only having two. He insisted I ship first, saying he has more feedback.

I shipped out the day after. By luck and very rare chance, customs sent my cheif back. Keep in mind that it is mint, and a birthday gift by a close friend. So I messaged him, letting him know what happened. He said Okay, ship it again with less packaging, etc. I kept it back for a few days because of the long weekend. On the other forum, I was searching through old peak thread for about the 50th or 60th time. I found a link to a blog by a member. He owned the exact peak that “yoswag” sent me pictures of. I contacted him, he has very good trustworthy feedback, and he said that the peak pictures were absolutely his. At this point, I got very angry and upset knowing I was in for a scam, but not that upset because it never happened. I contacted him with warning, and he responded back saying “He doesn’t have a camera, it is not a scam”. Now I tried contacting him and “yoswag” cannot be found.

Moral of the story here is proceed with caution if you happen to trade or buy from him. I can provide a name and address, because I am sure he will make a new account and try to scam someone else again. Now you might say, no harm no foul right? Well no because he can easily make a new account and scam someone else.


#2

Okay thank you for knowing about the scammer


#3

Anybody who uses “swag” is gonna be scum :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

swag=stolen without any guilt


(SR) #5

You couldn’t find his profile, but after some searching, here it is. Do with it what you will.

http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=22506


#6

it appears he gave himself 2 feedback.


(SR) #7

How do you figure?

I mean it’s def suspicious (the feedback) but I’m just curious on how you came across this information.


#8

The accounts were made very recently and they have little to no posts.


#9

It wouldn’t suprise me if those are his own accounts. Just some more background, he lives in singapore. But you could probably tell by his account. Just another one of a thousand other scum who scam honest people. :-\


(SR) #10

I would still like to see proof. I mean you never know.

Maybe a mod can look into IP adresses and stuff.


(laxdude99) #11

I almost traded with him as well for the same peak, he also insisted that i shipped first, I then questioned his feedback and i said he should ship first seeing as i have been around a long time and have 1 feedback from a credible member and he came back at me with fury and questioning how i would dare to question his feedback, but then after all this he messaged me a day or two later if i wanted the deal, seemed fishy from the start
Watch out for him


#12

No credible seller would react to questions with fury. Beware.

Yuki


#13

we are talking one or two posts each profile. both HAPPEN to be posts giving yoswag positive feedback. eiether a friend doing his bidding or himself making multiple accouts. an ip check isnt sure fire, as he might have used a library or public computer to create the accounts.